Legacy

Legacy - Sister Triangle Magazine

A stuffy senior’s residence may seem like a strange place to find some direction for my life, but as many Bible characters could attest, God can use all kinds of people, places, and events to get our attention. I volunteer at our local nursing home. I quite enjoy visiting with my elderly friends and hearing their stories. Several of them are just longing to have someone show interest in what they have to say. Some residents are eager to share some of their memories – stories of their family members, their accomplishments or their former work. Other residents feel they…

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When I Grow Up

Faithful until the end - Sister Triangle Article

By Arlene Manson Last fall, I finally got a permanent job after six years of term positions.  The goal I was working for – a permanent job – had been achieved. And this past spring, I turned 50. At this point, my life has kind of settled.   So, what or where do I want to go next?  This period of life has put me in a reflective mood.  Lately, I have been reading books on spiritual disciplines and the like.  I am trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.  I know that I want…

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In Every Breath

In Every Breath Purple Candle - Sister Triangle Article

By Esther Dupperon After 45 minutes of twisting, stretching, and bending we were told to lay on our yoga mats and relax. How wonderful. The instructor put on some music, led us through a breathing practice, and then through a guided meditation. I fell asleep.  Since that time, I have participated in many meditations, some simple breathing and some lasting hours.  Sometimes I fall asleep, sometimes I am unable to focus my mind or relax my body.  Other times, I have had a sense of peace, relaxation, and a closeness to God. Meditation can be prayerful, relaxing or mindful. It always…

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Prayer Journaling

Prayer Journaling - Sister Triangle Article

  By Ruth Pradzynski  I remember several years ago at a Christian women’s meeting, the speaker challenged us:  “If there was one thing that you could do that would make a difference in your spiritual life this year, what would it be?  I challenge you to do that one thing.”    I knew right away what my one thing would be:  to have a daily quiet time with God.  I had never done this consistently, and I thereupon set a goal, to have a quiet time with God, daily.  And it truly transformed my life.    I had always “not been good at”…

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Leaning into the Lord

I find myself at a time in my life - Sister Triangle Article

  By Trinda Jocelyn  I find myself at a time in my life when things are really good.  I mean it.  I have a husband who loves me, and not the bare minimum kind of love. We live in a beautiful home, and we are surrounded by loads of fabulous family and friends who are there for us, and we are there for them. I have a good job, and freelancing has picked up, showing promise as a full-time gig working from home; a dream I hold onto as I brave up to leap into the entrepreneurial unknown. My husband has a good, stable…

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Thinking Backwards: Thoughts on Luke 6

Jesus continually calls us to think counter to our culture - Sister Triangle Article

By May Thiessen I volunteer with a children’s program each week.  Lately we’ve been looking at the teachings of Jesus, and specifically, we’ve been working at memorizing the Beatitudes.  I was telling the children that in many ways, Jesus says things that seem to be backward compared to the way we’d normally do or say things.  After all, the Beatitudes start, “Happy are the poor (Blessed are the poor in spirit)… Happy are the sad (Blessed are those that mourn)…  Happy are you when people pick on you because you want to do what is right (Blessed are those who are persecuted…

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Sisterhood

Sisterhood: What a Beautiful Word - Sister Triangle Article

  By Lisa Gillies  Sisterhood, what a beautiful word: connecting, bonding, sharing, encouraging, and so much more. This past February was my first time at the Sister Triangle Retreat; what an honour it was. We learned or were reminded that we might not be okay, and that is, okay. We are enough. To be a light wherever we go, and we may never know what others may be going through, but we can stand together. I was amazed when listening to others share, yes, I understood, I have been there. And the songs that were chosen, how they ministered to so…

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Climbing

Climbing with Help - Sister Triangle Article

By Katelyn Pippus When I was little, one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon was playing on the sandstone rock formations outside of Roche Percee, Saskatchewan. The rocks had been weathered and worn over time presenting the perfect spot for a prairie girl to pretend she was a mountain climber. I remember the first time mom and dad took me to the rocks and I got to clamber through the caves. Climbing at the rocks became a fall tradition for my family. Every time we went climbing, dad would show off how he could climb and jump between the…

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My Uncle’s Passing

Prodigal Son Coming Home Road - Sister Triangle Article

By Sheena Koops I remember Christmas, must have been 1987. My Uncle Jelsing and Auntie Sheena, their three boys, and a tag-along-friend-of-the-family came to the farm for Christmas. The young man, like a brother to my cousins, was Michael Koops from Victoria, BC. This young guy, my cousin, and I walked over the prairie into the Souris Valley, sometimes knee deep in snow, pretending we were on a quest. We watched movies; we sang carols, we played games: my cousins and this tall, dark and handsome friend-of-the-family. In August of 1989, I married that guy. Three daughters later, my Uncle and Auntie consider our girls their granddaughters, because they…

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Sufficient Unto the Day

Overheard on My Phone - Sister Triangle Article

By Mary Muirhead Caller: (cheerfully penitent) I’m sorry I haven’t called to arrange this sooner, but things have been kinda crazy around here. . . .   Receiver: (with acceptance) We can still get it done. I’ll have to make some adjustments to the schedule, move things around, but I’m sure Overheard on My Phone or “She hasn’t got back to me.” Caller:  (cheerfully penitent) I’m sorry I haven’t called to arrange this sooner, but things have been kinda crazy around here . . . .  Receiver: (with acceptance) We can still get it done. I’ll have to make some changes, move things around, but I’m sure we can still make…

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