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English - Faith, Life, Family
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Sunny Side Up · 3d 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 · 1W 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...
Sunny Side Up · 2W ago

Every mother changes the world

My small and quiet (but extremely determined) mother adopted a baby several years before marrying my father at age 32. She later had three babies of her own, and chose a lifelong career of m...
Sunny Side Up · 2W ago

Welcome, spring

I’m making friends with early morning again. We get re-acquainted each spring when the sun’s rays poke through the window of our bedroom and coax me early from under my blankets. Sometimes I...
Sunny Side Up · 4W ago

Surgery for Mama, and no ice cream for Papa

Daughter Amanda had surgery recently. Her recovery requires stringent restrictions to allow full healing. No twisting. No bending. No vacuuming. No several other things. Worst of all, no lif...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Hit or miss – God is present

The clock said near midnight, and the speedometer read 100 km/hr. Snow fell lightly, giving just enough sheen in our headlight stream to slightly decrease visibility. And all down that dark ...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Piles of laughter

Other than these columns, I spend most of my writing energy penning serious letters and emails, on behalf of the amazing politician I work for and with. I’m blessed to do it, and thank God I...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Trust God through your disease

Ten years ago the Preacher was diagnosed with West Nile Neurological Disease. Five years ago, colon cancer, stage four, followed. This summer marks the point where he will be declared offici...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Are you battling? Drop your sword…

“Hey, how’re you doing?” I asked a friend after church one day, anticipating her usual enthusiastic, “Just great!” Not that day. A big circumstance had her battling. She explained – for some...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Broken toilets and broken souls

During the days when the Preacher and I lived for several months in a medical facility, the toilet in his room developed a nasty case of hiccups. I reported the problem and a staff member ca...