Title Image for "The Gift of Reconciliation" Article with Sister Triangle Magazine

By Katelyn Stamler   Reconciliation has always felt like a heavy word to me.    I was first introduced to the concept in university. As a student in the education program at the U of R, we were presented with the topic early and often. I still remember the horrible feeling in my stomach as I sat through my first ECS 100 lecture. There was a guest speaker that night and she came in to talk about reconciliation with Indigenous people. The entire point of her lecture seemed to be that as white Canadians we were responsible for the atrocities…

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Title Image for "Letter from Editor 2020" Sister Triangle Magazine

January 13, 2020   Dear Readers,   Today is your lucky day! You’ll wake up to not one, but two messages of encouragement this Monday morning from the staff here at Sister Triangle Magazine. Make sure you don’t miss our newest article, “The Gift of Reconciliation” by Sister Triangle Editor, Katelyn Stamler.   Before you take off and read Katie’s fantastic words, may I borrow a moment of your time? I’m here to connect with you on all things Sister Triangle Magazine. I want to begin by wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are so excited…

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By Mira Krahn   It’s only the beginning of the school year, and I’m already starting to think of Christmas holidays. Not that I’m ready for a break already; I want to plan ahead. I’m going to enjoy my almost-two-weeks off. I mean, who doesn’t love Christmas? Well, actually, I don’t. I like Christmas, but what I really love is Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve has always been my favourite day of winter. When I was small, my sister and I were each allowed to open one gift the night before Christmas—the first gift of the holiday. That only whet our…

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By Nancy Taylor   All of our lives, we live in anticipation.    We wake up in the morning and listen to the weather, so we can dress in anticipation.   We spend spring anticipating summer, summer anticipating September and return to school, and fall anticipating winter and Christmas.   The Merriam Webster dictionary defines anticipation as “a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action”, but in general, we think of anticipation as pleasurable.  Another definition of anticipation is “the act of looking forward, especially: pleasurable expectation” (Merriam Webster, n.d.). While we anticipate things both happy…

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Title Image for Sister Triangle Article Remember Me

By Deanna Cook   We look forward. We wonder. We dream. We count days with excitement. We don’t know the end of the story. We only know what we can see. And that can be exhilarating or terrifying.    I always anticipated that I would be married and have a family.   I am content with my life – I have found purpose as a single woman. I have been a mentor to younger single women. I have a job I love, where I get to mother many teenagers. I have more opportunities and flexible income to do things that…

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 By Joyce Armstrong I have never been athletic.  All through high school, I was the one picked last, who sat out, or didn’t make the team. I have also been known to make comments like “why couldn’t I be built like a gazelle instead of a hippopotamus?”.   A few years ago, I decided that I should start running.  No, I still wasn’t athletic, nor was I suddenly gazelle-like, but even the hippopotamus runs on occasion. I could challenge myself and set a goal and at least get in better shape.   I set a goal of running 5K without…

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By Victoria Utman   Four years ago, I learned that a quickening is the feeling an expecting mother has when their child moves beneath their breast- a stretch felt through the very muscle, sinew, and core of the woman as her baby develops inside of her.   It’s a beautiful, active word and was brought up in a writing workshop I attended. Around this time, my husband and I had just begun our first serious conversations about beginning a family together and I instantly fell in love with the concept.   “Quick” meaning alive or lively; the emotional made physical…

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Title Image for Article "Book Review: Miracles and Other Reasonable Things"

  There are so many of us who claim Sarah Bessey as one of our kindred spirits. Following her Field Notes and other social media posts, you will quickly embrace her as a sister that you didn’t know you needed. Sarah Bessey’s newest book, Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God, chronicles her experiences through a car accident and afterward through her journey of suffering and healing. Coincidentally, it was during this time that she became a balm for many within our circle.   When we were dreaming of the future for Sister Triangle, we…

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Cover image for "A New Way to See" by Arlene Manson Article, Sister Triangle Magazine

By Arlene Manson   It is 9 o’clock on a Monday night.  This article- that I am only starting to write now- is due by midnight.  In my mind, in my new beginning, I am going to be that person who always gets things done early.  In my earthly reality, I am a procrastinator and I get things done, but always at the last minute.   When I think of beginnings, I think of starting or trying new things.  One new beginning that I had this year was traveling for mission work. This past winter, during February, while Canadians were…

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Cover image for "Bare Beginnings" by Jenn Wallace Article, Sister Triangle Magazine

By Jenn Wallace    So many of our beginnings start this way—two individuals who were bare and vulnerable, who trusted. There is something attractive and exhilarating in allowing someone to know you—it can feel like a big risk, opening to someone’s touch, gaze and trusting that person. The vulnerability in partnering and building trust is so needed in parenting.  Whether or not a couple is able to conceive, raising a child requires naked vulnerability. If living with someone does not bring out all the details, good and bad, then raising a child certainly does. Babies produce all kinds of emotions…

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