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being the church: thoughts on love and life together

being the church: thoughts on love and life together

­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…

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By Happy, September 11, 2016
and this is love: reflections on friendship and being the Church

and this is love: reflections on friendship and being the Church

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,…

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By Happy, August 17, 2016
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Seven Stories That Have Shaped My Life: #6 – the one about trust and vulnerability

Seven Stories That Have Shaped My Life: #6 – the one about trust and vulnerability

Confession #1: (I am slightly embarrassed to admit this but) I really love a good love story. Observation of Fact #1: There are a lot of really awful Christian romance novels out there.  (And when I say really awful, I’m talking “how-did-this-ever-get-published” awful…) Confession #2: As a result of Observation of Fact #1, when I find…

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By Happy, August 30, 2015
Seven Stories That Have Shaped My Life: #3 – the one about contentment

Seven Stories That Have Shaped My Life: #3 – the one about contentment

I have loved faerie tales all my life.  I still distinctly remember the summer I discovered Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books; I’m not sure I did anything other than read that summer. But one of my favorite fairy tales isn’t found in any fairy tale anthologies (that I know of).  This one is an annual re-read…

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By Happy, August 2, 2015
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7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 62): blogging, art, and inspiration

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 62): blogging, art, and inspiration

— 1 — Happy Friday, everyone!  How was your week?  No, for real – I’d love to hear about it.  Drop me a note in the comments below with the three adjectives that best describe your week.  Extra points for anyone who uses a word I have to look up.  (Note: your points aren’t actually…

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By Happy, May 1, 2015
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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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