Sometimes I miss what Sarah Bessey calls the “happy clappy” days of my faith. I was sixteen when I decided that being a follower of Jesus was going to be something that defined me for the rest of my life, and in some ways the decision is still that simple: “Yes.” But there was an innocence…
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,…
Apparently I’m not alone… The response to the post I wrote at the end of April about breaking up with the church was overwhelming; in less than 24 hours, it had become the 4th most-popular post on my blog. Clearly, it resonated with more than a few of my readers. I’m grateful to say that the comments – both…
Church has been the center of my spiritual and social life for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest and happiest memories include sitting on the front porch, singing “Tell Me The Story Of Jesus,” and planting marigolds in the Sunday school garden. My childhood was filled with hymn sings, potlucks, choir…
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