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having eyes to see: why spiritual abuse is on the rise

having eyes to see: why spiritual abuse is on the rise

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “spiritual abuse” in the Church. In truth, these conversations have been happening for centuries – for example: the prophet Jeremiah called out priests and prophets on the misuse of their authority, Jesus had rather a lot to say to the Pharisees, and then there was that one…

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By Happy, June 25, 2015
on the road to freedom

on the road to freedom

So much of the past three to four years of my life have been marked by an emergence of sorts.  I am still very much myself, but how I live into “being me” is very different now than it used to be.  I’m less guarded, more open, more likely to shoot straight about what I think…

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By Happy, June 10, 2015
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in which we get angry and nobody dies

in which we get angry and nobody dies

“It’s all right.”  Sandy had his arms about me.  “You have to go all the way through your feelings before you can come out on the other side.  But don’t stay where you are, Polly.  Move on.” – Madeleine L’Engle, in A House Like A Lotus Those words were encouragement and freedom when I read them…

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By Happy, May 19, 2015
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the one thing worth bottling up

the one thing worth bottling up

One of things I love most about Scripture is the sheer beauty of the imagery it uses sometimes.  Psalm 56:8 has always been one of my favorite verses for exactly that reason: You keep track of all my sorrows.  You have collected all my tears in your bottle.  You have recorded each one in your…

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By Happy, April 29, 2015
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fighting words

fighting words

A few weeks ago, I shared an article in which Dale Fincher responded to a quote from John Piper concerning emotional blackmail, and I mentioned that reading it had helped me realize how I needed to un-learn some of the incredibly unhealthy conflict management skills I’d been taught.  I’ve been thinking about all of this for days now, and let…

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By Happy, April 22, 2015
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Thanks so much for visiting Simple Felicity! My name is Happy. I have an amazing talent for misplacing my keys, a deep appreciation for whomever looked at the coffee bean and thought, "Hey, I wonder what would happen if I roasted this?", and road trips to Michigan are pretty much my favorite.

Simple Felicity is, at its heart, a blog based on the unshakeable belief that happiness really isn't all that complicated. Sometimes finding it can be - but happiness itself is pretty simple, and it's often found in the simplest of things: good food, good books, and good company. So those are the things I write about, along with a few other things that really matter to me, including faith and femininity.

Contact me anytime at simplefelicity7 (at) gmail (dot) com! I'd love to hear from you.

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