I love life and all that it has to offer. I love to laugh and have fun. I think that the glass is ALWAYS half full and very rarely empty. I Choose Joy...everyday. Because why would I want to live any other way? If you're ready to choose joy in your life, my lifestyle blog for women is for you!

I'm Jane Shine!

Hey there!

I have been married for 40 years…to the same man. Together, we’ve navigated all kinds of life and still smile at one another when we wake up every morning.
Willy retired and I became a blogger!

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I have raised 4 children - All are grown and 3 are married. I love being a mom and all that goes with it.
We see them as much as we can and treasure every moment that we do.

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I am a follower of Jesus. Everything I do and write about is filtered thru the lens of His love and redemption.
Through Jesus I came to understand that my past does not define who I am. I also found out that I am loved, worthy and definitely enough.

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I love to laugh and dress up in costumes. The crazier the costume the better.
I am also known for my loud and crazy laugh.

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I am a big time crafter. Currently I am into paper crafting and card making.
You will find me in my crafting creating ALL kinds of things.

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I am obsessed with cats - especially lap cats. But my little doggie, Jax, is the best thing that has ever happened to my husband (and me of course).

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I became the queen of budgeting when we only got paid 4 times a year. I also used to be a budget counselor.

My heart, and one of my passions is this - I would like every women to know and understand money. 


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I am a risk taker who loves adventure. I’ve moved 22 times since I was 20. Packing boxes and clear tape are my friends.

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Become a

PJ Insider

Life is like a story...written 1 page at a time.

 As we go through life, chapters of our story are written. Some of those chapters are long...and some are pretty short. Oftentimes the words on the page are not of our own making. Sometimes we write them ourselves. But, in either case...we choose the ending. Did you know that joy is a choice...and does not come from your circumstances? I would like to encourage you to Choose Joy...everyday.

TV shows

My Favorite Things

Parks & Rec, The Voice, Downton Abbey

drink

Tim Hortons Coffee, Hot Tea with Almond Milk, Water

books

When Crickets Cry, Three Pines Series, Eve Dallas

Board games

Clue, Yahtzee, Monopoly and Risk

card games

Contract rummy, Canasta and Solitaire

Holiday

Christmas... any time of the year - as long as we are all together

DESSERT

Blueberry Keuchen. Apple Pie in Cast Iron Skillet

Vacation Spot

My Backyard

At one point, at about the age of 48, I thought that if I had a million dollars ALL of my problems would go away. So I went to work to earn my millions. Little did I know that the lack of money was not the problem - the problem was inside of me in a deeper way. I had a longing in me that had nothing to do with anything this earth could fulfill.

Now, I knew that Jesus existed and that he was the son of God. But, seriously, who really cared. Certainly not me. I didn’t need Jesus. And read the Bible? What was the point of that? It was a book that was over 2000 years old (and put together by men) and I was a 20th century girl……thank you very much....

I have evolved into who I am today…..with so many detours, potholes, and mistakes along the way it isn’t even funny.

Who is Jane really?

Who Does God Say You Are

Riding the Wave of Fear

What Makes a Good House Guest

My favorite

blog posts

God has many things to say about you because He thinks you are just amazing

Overcoming Sadness, Fear & Anxiety

How to Survive (and enjoy) family and friends when they come to visit

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