Fingerprints

Photo of hand in the sunlight

By Bonnie Baxter   The sun cast long morning beams through my home’s front door window as I sat at my desk trying to get some work done. I glanced at the wall by the door, and noticed a greasy imprint of a hand, illuminated by the sun: all four fingers and even the palm. At first I felt a flash of exasperation at my housekeeping and that I hadn’t noticed the handprint before. I sized up the length and shape of the fingers to see if I could figure out who the culprit was. But then I remembered the…

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A Letter Was in the Works

Letters in mail slot with stamps on them

By Jennifer Wallace   A letter was in the works.  It was there playing hide and seek in my mind for 5 years.  After seeing women speak out, I wanted to be that brave.  I wanted to own my nieces’ middle names, “Courage,” and “Worth” while still holding onto my daughter’s middle name, “Grace.”  So, I went there:  I went back 5 years and I opened the wound and I wrote the letter. Alone in the office, in front of the computer, a blank screen. I do not hear anything: not the kids downstairs watching YTV, not John breathing, asleep…

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Q&A Featuring Sara Pippus

Q&A Featuring Sara Pippus

Forward by Victoria Utman   Sara Pippus and her daughter Katie (who you’ll be hearing from in a few weeks) arrived at my house on a blustery Wednesday evening. It was the only free night we all had that week to sit down and have a face-to-face chat for this Q&A article, the first of a series introducing our fantastic staff here at Sister Triangle Magazine. I wanted a way to show you who is working on the magazine in a more intimate setting, but with the busyness of life, it was a struggle to line up our calendars. Truthfully,…

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Letter from the Editor

Coffee, Letter, and Pink Roses

February 25, 2019   Dear Readers,   Wow! What an amazing weekend it was! I hope you came away from Sister Triangle Ladies’ Retreat feeling renewed and courageous.   After an amazing weekend together, I want to take a moment to say it is my pleasure and joy to welcome you to Sister Triangle Magazine. 2018 was a year of challenge, transition, and renewal for us here behind the scenes of Sister Triangle. From shifts in staff roles and new faces joining our team to meaningful conversations about who we are and how we serve others; Sister Triangle Magazine is…

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Morning Coffee

By Janelle Ross Almost every morning he makes the coffee: grinds the beans, pours boiling water into the French press, and waits until just the right moment to drop the plunger. He picks a cup for me from the cupboard. If it’s clean, he chooses the brown one that says You are a Courageous Woman. I’ve never asked him why. He pours the coffee and splashes in some cream, the real thing, full of fat and flavour. If I’m in the kitchen with him, I watch the white liquid swirl into the brown, and this comforting routine, established over time,…

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Courage Daughter: An Invitation from Andrea Muirhead

Courage Daughter: An Invitation from Andrea Muirhead

I just got back to my office after a lunch date with a friend. We had a little time to kill before she needed to be dropped off at her next appointment, so we went shopping. We were browsing the soap section of a department store when we found shower caps. I suggested we buy matching polka-dotted ones and wear them together when we were in the pool at Ladies’ Retreat. Dear friends, let me cordially invite you to join us at Sister Triangle’s Ladies’ Winter Retreat at the Temple Garden Mineral Spa in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on the weekend…

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The Gift

"The Gift" in red script, golden present wrapped with Christmas tree behind it

By Bonnie Baxter The Season! December. It’s here. I’ve always loved Christmas! I love the lights, the music, and the extra kindness most people seemed to show for a month or so. But as I got older, Christmas somehow got harder. It was overwhelming enough to keep up on regular house tasks and then add in decorating for Christmas, working, parties, concerts, not to mention shopping for the perfect gift for loved ones and having picture-perfect photo cards to send out. Also, my kids need a mom and my husband deserves a wife. My expectations for myself exceeded my abilities…

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Beautiful Ugly

Beautiful Ugly - Sister Triangle Article

By Jen Wallace When John proposed to me, I cried. It was an ugly cry. In this beautiful moment the woman he was proposing to was sobbing—“So, is that a yes?” he asked.  My response to his first question, “Will you marry me?” and the subsequent one was a resounding, “Yes! Yes!”  I am still not entirely sure what all my tears meant.  Years and memory tend to colour the retelling of events. But I think a part of me knew that he would now have a chance to really know me. He would see it all: the good, the…

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Timing

Timing - Sister Triangle Article

By Deanna Cook  We all want good things to happen in our lives, but too often we want it now… not later.  David was anointed king when he was a teenager and then he had to wait fourteen years.  Abraham had to wait 25 years for the birth of his son Isaac.  Noah had to wait 120 years from the time God told him to build the ark until the time of the flood actually occurred.  They all had to wait on God’s timing and the time prepared them for the next phase in their lives.    When God directs our paths, He sometimes leads…

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I Am Waiting

2 Corinthians 4:7-12 Sister Triangle Article

By Marilyn Muller I am waiting for a plane which will take me west after a ten days’ stay with my daughter Rachael, her partner Christian and Alexi, our 7-1/2-year-old grandson. The folks here are at least bilingual, two are at least trilingual, with some hints of at least two more languages being understood and spoken. Last year when I visited, Christian’s guideline was “English only used when Grandma’s present.” During this visit, the guidelines have been softened and I find myself listening to conversations in French, Russian, and a dash of English. Alexi, my grandson, has done his best to patiently explain any of the…

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