Simple Joy Saturday will look a little different in 2019. Instead of posting 3 “simple joys” every Saturday, I am going to post a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. My hope is that the content of these posts will be more substantial and that I will post more consistently.
The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Cristie
My mom bought me a “100 Books Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster” for Christmas. Since then, I have been listening to audiobooks like my life depended on it, and I have only listened to two books that were not on the poster: The Year of Less by Cait Flanders and Shouldn’t You Be in School by Lemony Snicket. In my opinion, those two books should have made the list, and a few other books should be removed from the poster.
In case you didn’t know, I am not married, I don’t have a boyfriend, and I have never been on a date. If you need relationship advice, don’t come to me.
My friends sometimes ask if I want a boyfriend. While I wouldn’t be opposed to starting a relationship, I realize that singleness gives me the freedom to travel where I want, eat what I want, and study when I want. Ruth, the heroine of the Bible’s best-known love story, had a different view of personal freedom, however.
Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.
Now that we have defined humility and examined the most perfect example of humility in Scripture, I think we should look at some other humble children of God, starting with Moses who “was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth” (Numbers 12:3).
After hearing various people make general complaints about scrolling for hours to reach the recipe at the bottom of a blog post, I’ve decided to start with the recipe and follow with a story. You can read my opinion about recipe locations below, and I would love to read your opinion in the comments!
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar (more or less to taste)