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Sunny Side Up · 3d ago

God knows all our words – even when we can’t say them

By almost three, her siblings had vocabularies like small dictionaries. But our fifth grandbean Lois spoke only a few words. Mama.   Nana. Up. Buh buh, (Bye, bye). And “SHUSH!” She used that...
Sunny Side Up · 1w ago

Books – our enduring friends

  “Books” the Preacher announced just the other day, “are our friends, and we should never mind seeing them sitting around all over our home.” That bit of wisdom he quoted from his favourite...
Sunny Side Up · 2W ago

Taming the cell phone habit

At two this morning – rather, six minutes past – I lay awake. Outside the curtain-less bedroom window the night sky appeared almost dawn-ish. Sleep had galloped as fast and far as the horse ...
Sunny Side Up · 3W ago

Canada – through the lens of a visit to India

I met a man from India. We chatted awhile. I asked him questions about his life there, where he lived and how. “I live in a big area, a very big state. In the middle,” he answered. “Andhra P...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Caring for creation means caring for critters too

In comparison to conventional news media, so packed with human horror and abuses of all creation, this seems a simple, unimportant story. But in my own personal newscast, young animals have ...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

As long as I can, I’ll call Dad

I’ll call my ninety-three year old dad on Father’s Day.  He’ll call me “Sweetheart” and tell me how much he loves me. And once again, he’ll cry and thank me for making the time. “I love talk...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

A few weeks apart

Ladybean Tabatha turned our calendar pages from May to June on the day I’m writing this. It arrived so fast. One day I noticed the first robin shivering on the grass, then a batch of newly h...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

A burning reminder to focus on eternal treasure

We have and we hold the stuff we all feel we need to live. But as my husband has often reminded congregants, we dare not clutch it too tightly, because everything we own will one day end up ...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Are you hurting? God is near

Today some of my readers didn’t have the luxury of waking at home, surrounded by the familiar, the comfortable, the beloved. Unwanted circumstances have transferred them elsewhere, and life’...
Sunny Side Up · 2M ago

Living bold? Then get your small print right.

A black-framed poster hangs in my sister Beverly’s home. In bold letters, it reads, “one kind word can change someone’s entire day” At the poster’s centre sits a picture of an antique typewr...