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Sunny Side Up · 1w ago

I won’t lay a wreath this Remembrance Day

I won’t lay a wreath at our local cenotaph this November 11th – not because I wouldn’t like to. I’ll be a thousand miles away, caring for my smallest grandbean, now two, while his parents ta...
Sunny Side Up · 2W ago

What to do with what spooks you?

“Nanas never get scared, right?” one of the Beans asked a while back. With Halloween lurking, our previously safe-looking neighbourhood had morphed into one haunted by witches and goblins, g...
Sunny Side Up · 2W ago

What to do with brokenness

The grandbeans bring me broken things. Threadbare stuffies, dolls with dangling or severed limbs, shoes with separated soles, a broken lamp. I deposit the smaller items in an old blue potter...
Sunny Side Up · 3W ago

Hurry up and wait!

“So it’s hurry up and wait, eh? That must be so hard!” My friend nodded, her eyes flooding. I understood why. Years earlier, she’d made a major decision about her future direction in life. W...
Sunny Side Up · 3W ago

At the mercy of a higher authority

Judy, my friend and colleague – and a highly involved grandmother – returned late one evening from a weekend away, weary to the bone of chasing grandchildren and battling wind at outdoor spo...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Thank God for moments of joy

One never knows how God will deliver joy – but at our house, it flutters in on wings of gratitude. Two days after my sixty-first birthday, I dressed for work in a pair of slender white slack...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

My Sweet Sixty project is over – but the gift goes on

“It is more blessed to give than receive,” Jesus said. Two thousand years later, this follower can confirm it. For my sixtieth birthday, I decided to give a gift of joy: sixty feminine hygie...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Finding God in a year of tears

For millions around the world, for as long as our tired globe spins (and can it endure much longer before Jesus returns?) the year of 2017 will be remembered as a year of tears. Loss. Devast...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Growing a garden reminds me of raising a family

“They’ll need a miracle to survive,” I thought that spring day, while struggling to plant my bedding plants. “Oh, I’ll need potting soil too,” I had told the nursery cashier on the day I’d m...
Sunny Side Up · 2M ago

Faith lessons from feral cats

She weighs less than ten pounds and lives, for now, in a deep downtown hole. During the last three months, the feral (wild) cat and her offspring have significantly dented my heart, my walle...