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Sunny Side Up · 4d ago

Sometimes God’s blessings come on wheels

When I mentioned I was looking for a used camping trailer, daughter Amanda, delighted, immediately went hunting the ads. After seeing an advertisement for a refurbished 1979 model, she messa...
Sunny Side Up · 1W ago

Fixing Mom’s old doll brings her closer somehow

My mother loved Jesus. And as did he, she also loved children and babies. Some she birthed, others she welcomed as part of the family. She also had a small collection of mostly baby dolls. “...
Sunny Side Up · 3W ago

Should followers of Jesus care about animal welfare?

“I have no patience for the bleeding hearts who rescue stupid animals when there are so many human beings in the world that need help.” Those words on my Facebook page caught my attention du...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

A psalm for sad hearts

Lord, here we are again. Broken hearts all round; stars, still new, still beautiful, still shining, plunging before they’re spent. Families bleeding grief for lives lost and futures changed ...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Why bother going to church?

  Some Sundays, I confess, I wonder why I bother attending church. Not because I don’t love God, like the people, or appreciate the pastor. Not even because it’s inconvenient to do so. I’ve ...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Teaching children about God brings smiles

The mother of a toddler told me that her son had started calling her God. “I didn’t get it,” she laughed, “but we finally figured it out.” Every mealtime, the family grace included, “Thank y...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

He’s alive and I’m forgiven – Peter’s story reverberates in song

Every Easter, the Preacher pulls out our guitar, sits down, clears his throat and begins. It’s one of our family’s favourite traditions: “The gates and doors were barred, all the windows fas...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Taking a different road? Don’t miss these two billboards

Sometimes, during a life transition, even an anticipated one, the road stretching ahead appears as murky as fog on an unfamiliar highway. Several of our friends have turned onto that highway...
Sunny Side Up · 2M ago

Draw a sacred circle around yourself

Delores, Loretta, Nadine. Sheryl and Susan. A few others and myself. Our circle of friends has met for years. We connect online, too, but mostly we gather weekly. Same time, same place. We e...
Sunny Side Up · 2M ago

Farewell to an iconic pastor

“Billy Graham is more alive than he’s ever been,” my daughter Amanda texted early on February 21st. And I knew: Billy would celebrate his 100th birthday in heaven. In the evangelical world, ...