A few weeks ago, a woman got onto the subway at the stop after mine, and after awhile, she began to preach. At first, I thought she might have been the slightest bit crazy, because she started by quoting random lyrics to old-school church songs (but saying them, not singing them), and it’s not unusual in…
I’m so excited to share this guest-post from my dear friend Maria with you. Maria is one of the wisest, kindest, and most thoughtful people I know, and I love chatting with her. I almost always come away with some new insight about what it really means to love God and love people, and I’m…
I’ve written a lot about friendship over the past few years, and I’m not entirely sure that’s coincidence. Things have been consistently… well, shall we say challenging, for lack of a better word, and I’m not joking when I say that I don’t know how I ever would have gotten through any of it without the kindness, caring,…
I have a confession to make. The title of this series changed about 5 times as I perused my shelves. “Oh, but I love this book; I have to tell people about this one.” “No, I can’t include that one; people won’t understand it.” “How can one person read this many books? (Every….
A few weeks ago, I shared an article in which Dale Fincher responded to a quote from John Piper concerning emotional blackmail, and I mentioned that reading it had helped me realize how I needed to un-learn some of the incredibly unhealthy conflict management skills I’d been taught. I’ve been thinking about all of this for days now, and let…
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 feminism.
A bit about me: 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.
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The long, dark, and extremely chilly days of late autumn/early winter are finally creeping into the city. ow.ly/xp2v30gCmwg
There's something beautifully compelling and yet simultaneously awful about rainy fall days in New York. ow.ly/ARkH30gdy2c
"Make the most of the best and the least of the worst." —Robert Louis Stevenson via @momentumdash
When Jesus said 2 go & make disciples, I'm not sure subway preaching & weird relationships were quite what He meant. ow.ly/FidY30fBo03
"The wisest mind has something yet to learn." —George Santayana via @momentumdash
"Some people make your laugh a little louder, your smile a little brighter and your life a little better." - Unknown
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