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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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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Crafts, Guilty Mommy Gathering Ideas

Simple Fall Crafts

We tend to stick closer to home as the days grow shorter & the weather turns, first cooler and then cold. Those cooler evenings in the fall are a great time to work on craft projects. These craft ideas are also a great way to bring your guilty mommy group together to work on a few new items. BHG offers…

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Dinner

10 Easy Recipes for Ground Beef

Ground meat is always an easy go to when preparing dinner. So many ways to use ground meat in recipes yet, if you’re like me, you tend to make the same things over & over. Country Living wants to help you & me with these recipes chosen to add something new to our ground meat menu. Enjoy! Ground Meat

Back to School, Family

Stock Up During Back-to-School

  Back-to-School sales are for more than the classroom. Do your homework and you can find a variety of bargains for your entire family, your home and yourself. There are 4 key areas where you can stock up to save, a positive prospect when money is so tight for so many families. Let’s look at your Frugal Four Finds: Wardrobe…

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Guilty Mommy Bible Studies

The Guilty Mommy Back-to-School Bible Study

Patience & Persistence Good Habits Begin Early “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NIV Patience and persistence. These are the tools parents need in order to develop good habits in their children. Unfortunately, nagging & short tempers are the tools we use most…

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Back to School, Family

11 Steps to Creating the Ultimate Homework Station

Kids need a place to work when it comes to homework. Having everything they, and you, need in one spot can be half the battle when getting kids to get the job done. Good Housekeeping offers an easy plan to help you create a workstation for you kids. Schools about to begin! Time to get ready! Homework Station

Back to School, Family

Easy Organizing: Back-to-School Prep

I always tell women, in order to live a life of Simple Joy, you must learn to Work Smarter, Not Harder. This means you must PLAN-PLAN-PLAN. School begins in a few weeks. Now is the time to sit down & begin planning! To help you get started, Good Housekeeping offers ways to prep for back to school without the stress.…

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Books

Now Available! Empowered by Faith Bible Study

My latest book was released yesterday & is now available on Amazon. This 24 lesson Bible study discusses the relationship between fear & faith, offering stories from the Bible of people who either show tremendous faith under impossible circumstances or acted out of fear when they had every reason to remain strong. Each lesson gives on overview of the story,…

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