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Sunny Side Up · 5d ago

What do you do with anger?

Most great accomplishments, they say, happen because somebody, somewhere along the line, became angry enough to do something about what made them indignant. But like other explosives, anger ...
Sunny Side Up · 2W ago

Telling truth to the future

The future sat beside me at the annual Christmas banquet of a community organization. Five fingers old, big eyes, bubbly and adorable. With her mother busy on her left, and the Preacher watc...
Sunny Side Up · 2W ago

Don’t beat up your past – let God redeem it

If you’ve ever heard dozens of donkeys braying at once, you know what it does to one’s neck hairs. The word “cacophony” doesn’t begin to describe the din. It’s been almost four decades since...
Sunny Side Up · 3W ago

Advent #4 – Peace

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you…. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid” (John 14:27). In two words, Jesus identified the taproot of all strife: t...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Advent #3 – Joy

“Nana, why are there tears on your tree?” The third candle in the advent wreath, the pink one, represents joy. Not the passing gladness of the season, but the joy Jesus came to bring. Freein...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Singin’ the love of Christmas

Until he died, my friend, Dr. Phil (not the television personality) recalled the first time we met. Years earlier, a few days before Christmas, our family had come to sing carols at his daug...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Advent – a season of waiting – #1 HOPE

On those living in the land of deep darkness, a light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2b Like the period of history before Jesus’ birth, the current season of history on our world’s timeline is not gen...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Does God still love us when we defy him?

How I love our youngest grandbean – active as a kitten tripped out on catnip, and equally adorable. He’s two now, the age of fierce and irresponsible independence; of fearless defiance displ...
Sunny Side Up · 2M ago

Hope in the face of a devastating diagnosis

  I remember well the dull thud in my spirit when the doctor spoke the C word and the ache at the thought of what lay ahead. But in the period since the Preacher’s diagnosis and long course ...
Sunny Side Up · 2M 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...