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On the Sunny Side
A Collection of Short, Uplifting Articles from a Christian Perspective
by Henry G. Wiebe

Have you ever been discouraged? Has life in general left you down in the dumps?

My experiences as a teacher, principal, pastor, husband, father of five, grandfather of twelve and volunteer worker in several overseas countries have convinced me of the need for uplifting articles in our society. Over the last few years I have contributed a weekly column to the on-line newspaper Oliver Daily News in order to inject some of that into the community. I was urged to compile them into a book.

This collection of short, hopefully inspirational articles from a Christian perspective is organized under eighteen themes. The goal is to validate faith in the principles taught in God's Word as the means for gaining a positive outlook on life. The aim is to make the columns just right for the time of year and effective in the way they are written. The intent is for them to be smart: Short, Meaningful. Appealing, Relevant and True. Many of them are based on personal experiences but some are gleaned from the sources indicated. This book is the result of collecting material for years and the hope is that it will encourage you in the Christian life, or cause you to reassess your perception of what the Christian life is about.

Henry Wiebe was born in Hearst, ON, but moved with his parents to Abbotsford, B.C. at age nine. A career in education (M. Ed., UBC) included 24 years in public schools, 15 of them as an elementary school principal. This was followed by several pastoral roles in Alliance churches for 30 years. The retirement years provided opportunities for voluntary, short term mission trips and teaching English in several other countries, including a year in Kenya. Due to his wife’s battle with Parkinson’s a move to Chilliwack, B.C. in 2018 brought them closer to their family of 5 children and 12 grandchildren. Social needs existed everywhere. There is a place for uplifting and encouraging articles among so much negative news. The opportunity came to be such a columnist for the on-line newspaper Oliver Daily News. This book is a selective compilation of about 260 of those articles.


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