Simple Joy Saturday #53

Simple Joy Saturday #53

In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!


Enjoyable Reads

  1. In April, I went on my first on-road bicycle ride since 2006ish.  This satirical guide of hand signals was far from helpful, but I think you will enjoy it even if you aren’t a cyclist.
  2. David Black was a guest lecturer at PIU this month.  I enjoyed the lectures, and I spent too much time reading his blogs about three of my favorite things–the Bible, running, and travel.
  3. For the 100 Books Bucket List, I read A Long Walk to Freedom, the autobiography of Nelson Mandela.  It was informative in many ways, and I would recommend it!

100 book bucket list progress april 2019

Enjoyable Tunes

1. “Use Me Here” by Everybody Duck

“Despite my fear, I place my life in Your hands”

2.  “Me” by Taylor Swift
(It’s not the type of song I would normally share, but you have to admit that the video is incredible, even if you don’t like the song.)

“I promise that you’ll never find another like me.”

3. “Prize Worth Fighting For” by Jamie Kimmett

“When every day is just another struggle
And every choice is an act of war
Gotta pray, gotta press on
To the prize worth fighting for”

Enjoyable Days

1. I saw something this month that I had never seen before–snow in April!  Before this year, I had never seen snow in NC after March 17.  Here is a shot of my PB&J in the spring “blizzard.”

peanut butter and jelly snowy sky
April 2. What I ate (today was National PB&J Day, and it snowed in April!)

2. My Wednesday-night Bible study group hosted a cookout, and over 200 people showed up.  It was a little crazy, but also fun!

3. One of the best things about spring is celebrating Easter–the day that our Savior conquered death once for all!

April 21. Easter

What were your simple joys this month?

3 thoughts on “Simple Joy Saturday #53

  1. 200 people at a cookout!! That’s crazy!!
    Simple joys this month….I had quite a few sweet ones actually!❤️
    1. My fiancé and I went to the drive in and it was the first time he’d ever been. I didn’t realize that, but it was the sweetest. It rained the whole time, but it somehow made it a little cozier
    2. He let me come along with him and his parents for his dad’s birthday outing to a TopGolf. He gave me some tips and that was sweet of him
    3. Our small group at church threw us a surprise engagement/congratulations party. All of the married couples gave us marital advice on how to make marriage thrive. It was the loveliest evening
    April really was a great month!

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