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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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thanksgiving

thanksgiving

I spent most of the late afternoon and evening at a friend’s house for Thanksgiving this year; it was definitely a contrast to last Thanksgiving, which I spent by myself with a box of Stovetop stuffing and a stack of movies. There were good things about Thanksgiving Day last year: silence and solitude are gifts…

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By Happy, November 23, 2006
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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