Simple Joy Saturday #48

Simple Joy Saturday #48

On Saturdays, 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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November 17-23

Family Visits

My cousin and cousin-in-law drove from the West Coast to visit their East Coast family for a couple of weeks (you read that right–they were in the car for 41 hours!).  On Sunday afternoon, we meandered through my small hometown, laughed a lot, and ate more ice cream than we needed.

Also this week, my brother made the shorter drive from the Northeast to NC.  As always, he overflowed with jokes.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Thankful for Peanut Butter

Top Ten Tuesday: Thankful for Peanut Butter

November is a month of thankfulness.

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It is also the month of loving peanut butter.


Top Ten Reasons I am Thankful for Peanut Butter

  1. It tastes amazing.
  2. It gives energy.
  3. It is inexpensive
  4. Protein!
  5. You can eat peanut butter with anything (one of my co-RAs like peanut butter on pizza.  I can honestly say that I have never sampled that one…)
  6. Healthy fats!
  7. My love of peanut butter has introduced me to other bloggers.
  8. Peanut butter has Vitamin D1,2 (and I have no clue what those do!)
  9. Problems can often be solved with a jar of peanut butter and a spoon.
  10. Peanut butter protects against Alzheimers, heart disease, and diabetes.
Thanksgiving: My Day in Pictures

Thanksgiving: My Day in Pictures

Pray continually and give thanks whatever happens.

– I Thessalonians 5:17-18

Top Ten Tuesday: Give Thanks

Top Ten Tuesday: Give Thanks


I know that it is cliché to list ten things for which I am thankful the week of Thanksgiving.

I’m sorry, but I am going to be that trite individual.

Paul wrote in I Thessalonians 5:18, “In all things, give thanks….”  I think that it is important to notice that he said, “In all things…” not “For all things….”  No matter what happens in life, there are some things for which we can always be thankful.

Ten Things for Which I can Always be Thankful

1. Jesus Christ has saved me and forgiven me for my sins.

2. My family loves me.

3. I am not short.

4. Oatmeal exists.

5. God’s mercies are new every morning.

6. I had an awesome childhood.

7. High heels come in every color imaginable.

8. Seasons change.

9. There are calendars to help me keep everything straight.

10.  The Holy Spirit acts as our Comforter and Intercessor.


Why are you thankful?