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weeping willows and blazing glory

weeping willows and blazing glory

At the house where I lived for the first year and a half of my life, there is (or was) a gigantic weeping willow. I know this because my uncle owned the house and we used to go visit him and pick blackberries and raspberries from the bushes in the backyard, and then we used…

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By Happy, March 12, 2007
finding grace

finding grace

Today, sometime between 10:30 and 11:00am, I will have been a Christian for 16 years – pretty much half my life now… (that just floors me.) In some ways it feels like it’s been forever, and in other ways it still feels like yesterday. It was March 2, 1991. Killingworth Congregational Church, in Killlingworth, Connecticut,…

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By Happy, March 2, 2007
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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
Meet Happy

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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