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going sockfoot

going sockfoot

It was a hot summer Thursday evening, years ago at a Vine Band rehearsal; our bassist was wearing flip-flops and he took them off. Our worship leader commented on this, and our bassist replied something to the effect of: “you can’t play rock-n-roll in flip-flops, there’s just something wrong with that.” So we all went barefoot for…

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By Happy, February 24, 2007
doorkeeping and hot dogs

doorkeeping and hot dogs

    “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” – Psalm 84:10         September 11, 2004. I checked my email that Saturday afternoon, and read this email from…

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By Happy, February 10, 2007
reflections over coffee and candy cane pie

reflections over coffee and candy cane pie

Our pastor preached today on hitting “the pause button” on life, taking time out to reflect on who God is and who we are in Him. He based his points off the times in Mary’s life when she would treasure divine moments and “ponder them in her heart.” We’re to stop and reflect on blessings,…

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By Happy, November 26, 2006
true hospitality

true hospitality

I’m reading a great book by Lauren Winner called Mudhouse Sabbath – it’s excellent stuff, really makes you think about how you live and why – and the chapter I read today was on the Hebrew practice of hachnassat orchim, or hospitality, and how it should/could fit into the Christian life. Basically the gist of the chapter was…

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By Happy, November 25, 2006
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how not to be tired

how not to be tired

Recently I took a trip to Alaska with my family, and over the first couple of days I did pretty much nothing. I read Bonhoeffer’s Reflections on the Psalms. I slept – a lot. I worked out. I listened to music. I just…was. And it was nice. Lately there has been very little just existing and…

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By Happy, October 1, 2006
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Thanks so much for visiting Simple Felicity. My name is Happy, and I write about faith and happiness and a bunch of other things. 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. Contact me anytime at simplefelicity7 (at) gmail (dot) com!
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