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Sunny Side Up · 3h 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 · 1W 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...
Sunny Side Up · 1W ago

How to Cook a Spouse

Close to our forty-first wedding anniversary, it seemed appropriate to bring back a favourite recipe – one that shows how some Victorians approached marriage. In the late 1800’s a variety of...
Sunny Side Up · 3W ago

Good memories, even in the midst of dementia

My 93 year-old father says he visits with his twin brother,, Dave, regularly in the woodshop. I picture them there, alike as two halves of a walnut. Surrounded by their projects, chatting an...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Found on roadside dead

I passed a small cluster of blonde fluff beside the highway one warm spring day. The sad little pile lay immediately at the end of a friend’s lane. Sure their prone-to-wander pup – right col...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Following Jesus – the most important decision of my life

As a child my parents taught me that becoming a follower of Jesus Christ meant choosing that. One evening, full of heart-hunger, I echoed after my mother a prayer something like this: “God, ...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

Worship the Creator, not the creature

As a troubled young man fleeing bad habits and bad company, Timothy Treadwell travelled to Katmai National Park in Alaska. There he developed another consuming passion – the grizzly bears th...
Sunny Side Up · 1M ago

When culture opposes faith, then what?

Like many other people of faith, I puzzle over how best to live and speak the things I believe, especially when my beliefs run contrary to what society accepts, even encourages. We live in a...
Sunny Side Up · 2M 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 · 2M 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...