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i am not the perfect mother

i am not the perfect mother

(in memory of Susannah Wesley)                     I am sticky, with peanut butter artwork all over my chair; the table is covered with crumbs and he grins, with his brown milk mustache.   Susannah had more children than I have imagined, yet she lived. I do not…

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By Happy, March 28, 2007
loving God

loving God

    I recently found myself unexpectedly challenged by something I’ve read. It’s from a book by Peter Rollins called How (Not) To Speak of God. First, this (he’s talking here about traditional forms of apologetics and why the emergent church doesn’t embrace them): “…if someone is convinced that there is a place where they will…

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By Happy, March 24, 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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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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