January 2019, Revival

POWER Part 3: Women

One of the first places you should look when determining your call & where to utilize it is among the women in your life. I believe women have an incredible opportunity right now to encourage & support one another. You may not understand right away what you should do or how you can serve anyone but these are 3 questions…

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January 2019, Revival

POWER Part 2: Opportunities

It can be difficult, very difficult to discern God’s call on your life. I have struggled with this many times. It becomes frustrating, floundering around, trying one thing or another as we attempt to understand just what God wants. I worry too many times we simply give up trying. Life is busy & we just don’t have time trying to…

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January 2019, Revival

POWER Part 1: Positive Attitude

Nothing can revive you or awaken the Spirit within you like a positive attitude. Despite your best efforts, it can be tough to remain positive. I personally believe you have to work to remain positive. It’s not that you are a negative person. It’s just that a negative attitude tends to come more naturally. When I talk about a negative…

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January 2019, Revival

Revival Introduction

When most of us think of revival, we picture a church meeting where the preacher warns us of the sinful lives we are living & works to dedicate ourselves to getting on the right path with God. This is one type of revival but I want to discuss something different. When I think of revival, I think of reawakening. Perhaps…

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January 2019, Revival

Beginnings

The new year has started & it is a month of beginnings. The days & weeks lie ahead of us like a blanket of fresh snow: clean, unmarked, & waiting for us. Too often we rush into the new year with a long list of resolutions & plans, only to burn out or give up in frustration a few weeks,…

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Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

Welcome!

Welcome! I’m Jean Ann Duckworth, founder & director of Simple Joy. We have many exciting things planned for you in 2019, including the launch of our GraceSpace social network for women & our Sisters of Simple Joy small groups. We are working to develop programs & materials for women to access no matter where they live. Features include: Online classes;…

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Decorating, Halloween

Elegant, Gothic Halloween Decorations

I’m always looking for new ways to decorate my home for different Holidays! Sometimes, the traditional colors & styles get to be boring! It’s nice to shake things up once in a while! Family Circle has done just that with these fabulous ideas for an elegant Gothic Halloween. These ideas are simple to replicate & inexpensive. That’s a trick AND a treat…

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Autumn, Home, Home Decorating, Home Decorating, Seasons

Creative Fall Centerpieces

Decorate your table this Autumn with elements from the outdoors. Purchase a few things from the grocery store. Add items from the craft store. Then scour the yard, neighbor & park for other pieces to create beautiful centerpieces. These projects from BHG offer beautiful centerpieces made with natural elements. Create these colorful designs to give your Fall table a unique…

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