Simple Joy Saturday #29

Simple Joy Saturday #29

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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March 24 – 30, 2018

1. A new season of Monk (kind of)

Although this season was released in 2006-2007, and I have seen all the episodes, I am now the owner of season five on DVD.  I see a lot of Scrabble and Monk in my future.

Monk Season five DVD with Scrabble board

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Simple Joy Saturday #27

Simple Joy Saturday #27

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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March 10-16, 2018

1. Longer days and more sunlight!

May we never lose the blessing that is Daylight Savings Time!

2. The overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.

(both the actual love of God, and the chorus of this song.  Check out the lyrics!)

Oh! The overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God.

Oh! It chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine.

I couldn’t earn it. I don’t deserve it! Still, You give Yourself away.

Oh! The overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God.

3. This cartoon that Brother shared on Facebook.

And the top comment that he added is true.  Our last name actually means “sheep” in German.

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Simple Joy Saturday #26

Simple Joy Saturday #26

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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March 3 – 9, 2018

1. Chocolate covered almonds

(or chocolate covered anything, if I’m being honest)

2. Finishing my first graduate-level class

(with a good grade!)

3. Free shipping. 

Am I the only one who falls for the marketing schemes?  The website says, “Spend $10 more to qualify for free shipping.”  So I spend $10, usually on peanut butter.

 

Two questions for you:

  1. What is your favorite chocolate-covered food?
  2. Do you put more in your cart so that you qualify for free shipping?
Simple Joy Saturday #24

Simple Joy Saturday #24

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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1. President’s Day Sales

If you follow my Instagram, you know that I eat most of my lunches at Old Salem.  However, the nasty weather on Monday convinced me that I should make a quick stop at Hamricks.  I left the store with three different pairs of new flats (black, chambray, and a sort of pewter-tan-gray color) and fleece-lined leggings.  I love a good deal!

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Simple Joy Saturday #22

Simple Joy Saturday #22

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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1. Homemade chocolate and peanut butter no-bake cookies

I had never added chocolate to my peanut butter no-bake cookies, but I made two batches of these cookies this week (one batch for a game night, and one batch for Bible study).  Y’all. These. Are. So. Good.

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Simple Joy Saturday #21

Simple Joy Saturday #21

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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January 27 – February 2

1. On Tuesday, Pine Cove posted this blog that I wrote over the summer, and I was reminded (once again) how thankful I am for the three summers that I worked at Pine Cove.   I don’t get any compensation for saying this, but if you live near a Camp in the City church, you need to send your kids to camp!

I have photographic evidence that every camper will have fun in a Christ-centered, safe environment:

 

2.  My second joy of the week is pretty nerdy.  For grad school, I have to write a weekly four-page paper.  This week, I am researching the prompt, “Discuss Bandura’s progression from Behaviorism to Social Cognitive Theory.”  Long story short, God directed me to an article that is basically an autobiography of Bandura’s progression from Behaviorism to Social Cognitive Theory.  It was so helpful!

3. A few weeks ago, I was told that a college friend was starting a Friday night Bible study.  We had our first meeting last night, and it was joyous.  We laughed and joked around, but we also dug into God’s Word.  Here is a snippet from our study:

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What have you been up to lately?

Simple Joy Saturday #18

Simple Joy Saturday #18

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December 30 2017 – January 5, 2018

1. The Screamery

I have been dreaming about this decadent ice cream since the last time I was in Arizona (July 2016).  I ate a bowl after church and bought another bowl to eat in the car.

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2. The majestic peacocks at Reid Park Zoo

3. Editing photos of Arizona