Comments for a Cause: Bridging the Gap

I am having to scramble a bit to get this post done but I know everyone is looking forward to the first of the month now just like I do every month.  I am a bit distracted this weekend by the festivities of Cory and Sam's wedding but what a wonderful way to be distracted!!!  Best wishes to my son's former roommate and his new wife!!!! This past month has been a wonderful month to highlight a local group that is fundraising for a new facility that will house the local women and children who … [Read more...]

Comments for a Cause —Lending a Helping Hand and a Home

Here it is August 1st already and time for my favorite time of the month!  This past month all of your comments went to support the wonderful ministry and business of our friends George and Gordon Jacobs ---The Davidson Centre for the Professions.   If you missed the post detailing what this is all about just click here to go read more about it.  I am happy to announce that Chris and I will be sending a donation of $240 to The Davidson Centre for the Professions.  Thank you to each of you who … [Read more...]

Comments Keep Rolling In–New Cause!

It's July 1st and if you are new to It's Just Life you may not know about my Comments for a Cause. First of all ---Welcome!!! I have gotten a lot of new followers lately and I am thrilled that you are each here!!!! Each month I select a charity or "cause" to highlight.  During the month for every comment made on any post on my blog (does not even have to be on a post written during that month!) my husband and I will donate 50 cents to that specific charity.  I first started this in April 2011 … [Read more...]

From World Race to Local—-Comments for a Cause is Everywhere!

You know what day it is!!!   I usually don't do a post on Sunday (my day of rest, ya'll) but today is different because it is the 1st!!!!  Comments for a Cause!!!!   I can hardly believe that I started this fabulous feature on my blog way back in April 2011.  From the very beginning you guys have been with me and supported my blog by commenting.  Thank you! This past month we featured the lovely and talented Leslie Oxford and her upcoming World Race mission trip.  11countries in 11 months!   … [Read more...]

Comments for a Cause: Racing with Leslie

It's the first of the month and around here at It's Just Life that means that it is time to count the comments!  This past month I chose a local group in Mason City called My Happy Place that creates wonderful rooms for kids who have endured or are enduring some crisis in their lives.  It is a wonderful way to show these kids that people care and that they can have their own special place.  I can not say enough about this organization and the dreams that they are helping to come true.  We made a … [Read more...]

No Fooling! It’s All About the Kids!

April 1st is here and even though it is a day for practical jokes and tom foolery that won't be what you find on It's Just Life because it is Comments for a Cause day!!!  I know I say this every single month but it really is my favorite day of the month because I get to share with you how much we raised for Comments for a Cause AND reveal what our next cause will be.  March was a great month to feature Make a Wish-North Iowa as the featured charity. You can read the original post by clicking … [Read more...]

6 Years Later–A Giveaway

When I started this blog 6 years ago today I had no idea what joy it would bring.  I started out on Blogger with a blog called Beth Ann's Musings and in 3 years time I migrated my blog to WordPress and renamed it It's Just LIfe--Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary.  I have never looked back. Over the 6 years we have been on a bit of an adventure.   I have posted 1866 posts and have recorded 22,824 comments on my blog posts over that time (that includes my own comments/responses).  I … [Read more...]

Making Wishes Come True

It is March 1st and that means it is time to focus on Comments for a Cause here at It's Just Life.  If you are new follower (thank YOU!) this is the way it works.  Each month I select a charity or cause to support.  For each legitimate comment on ANY post during that month I promise to make a donation of 50 cents to that cause.  Legitimate = a comment that shows that you actually read the post and actually made a comment relevant to it.   Simple, right? In February I was thrilled to find … [Read more...]

Saving Homes and Holy Lemonade

Ever wonder why I take blogging so seriously?   At times it appears to have become a full time job with little pay but you know what?   It is all about connecting with people and the relationships that we build with one another. Stay with me on this one--it is kind of complicated.  I have followed Rara's blog Rarasaur for quite awhile.  Rara is an amazing lady who is very compassionate and loving and caring and all those things that I like to embrace in my own life.  She sponsored the NaNo … [Read more...]

Comments Pave the Way for Both Research and Global Arts Therapy

I never dreamed when I started doing Comments for a Cause in April 2011 that I would get so wrapped up in the causes that I discovered.   It has been such a blessing to both my husband and myself to be able to support some wonderful people and causes along the way.  Every month the new "cause" presents itself and I have no doubt that it is God-guided.  The other neat outcome is that others have joined in and if you check out the right side of my blog you will find a spot where I list other … [Read more...]

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