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…
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,…
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…
“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…
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,…
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.
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Moving to a new place always comes with challenges; in NY, some of mine include navigating the transit system... ow.ly/119630cuf1T
"Let your hopes not your hurts shape your future." —Robert H. Schuller via @momentumdash
"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." —Maya Angelou via @momentumdash
Having a place I love to go is part of what makes any town or city "home" for me - so today I found a few! ow.ly/ZZQ730c75Rb
"What you do matters, but why you do it matters much more." —Unknown via @momentumdash
"Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you." —Unknown via @momentumdash
"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway." —Earl Nightingale
"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't." —Thomas Edison via @momentumdash
"What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly." —Lao Tzu via @momentumdash