Le Happy

Sometimes I just want things simple. No frills. No bells. No whistles. Simple.

The simplest things in life can bring the most happiness. The shade of a tree on a warm day, the smile of a baby, or curling up with a good book and your favorite blanket. Simple pleasures, they say.

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We live in a society where the quest for more reigns. Technology supposedly makes life simpler, yet adds its own layers of complications. Relationships are strained by the miscommunication and indifference of social media. While we don’t beg to go back to the era of yesterday, simplicity, if truly valued, can bring a blessed estate—contentment.

Just think about it. Going for a walk can help clear your head. Unplugging and “getting away from it all” can alleviate frustration. Eliminating clutter, both internal and external, creates order. Accepting the sovereignty of God brings calm. Simple.

A Happy Place

Happy is defined as glad, delighted, pleased, favored, joyful, contented, merry, satisfied and blessed.

How often have you heard someone say, “I just want to be happy”? I know I’ve said it plenty of times, especially when I’ve felt challenged or overwhelmed with life’s circumstances. Jesus should be our happy place. No matter how put together you may think you are, we all fall short sometimes. But God’s Word has the antidote for when we inadvertently step outside of our happy place.

Psalm 144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.

It’s Satan’s job to plant discontent and convince you that you’re not happy, and your life is a failure because of some temporary situation. He wants you to forget God said, “Happy is…” He didn’t say, “Happy could, may, or might.”

When life gets too complicated, it’s time to do some house cleaning and prioritize. Whenever I think about simplicity, earth tones or pastels come to mind. Nothing bold and in your face. Just softness and easy to be received.

God said His Word is plain—simple. But there’s a catch. It’s plain to the person that understands. When you delight yourself in God’s Word and totally seek Him, God will open your understanding of His Word. It will become plain to you. Who doesn’t like plain directions?!

Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. 9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

The Pursuit of Happiness

The United States Declaration of Independence listed unalienable rights as “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” As noted in the Declaration, these rights were given to us by our Creator. Our Creator is the God of Israel, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. History has challenged the good intentions of the Declaration and taught us that man cannot guarantee these rights, even through the administration of government. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are truly attained, maintained and protected in God.

1 Corinthians 1:18, 24, 30

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

You have the right to pursue happiness. You can find it in the wisdom of God.  You have the right to possess all spiritual blessings. You have the right to be saved and sanctified. How happy you are if you’ve found the wisdom hidden in Jesus Christ!

Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

What about you? How do you pursue happiness? Where is your happy place? Are you happy?

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Faithful Highlights

Highlights are details or events we pick out and emphasize as being important, the best part, exciting or interesting (Merriam-Webster). God blesses us each day we are alive; with every breath we take. This is a result of His grace and mercy.

Faithful Highlights

Quite often we talk about how faithful we are to God (or should be). Let’s take time each day to dwell on how faithful He is to us. When we do this, we remember faithful highlights — those events in our lives where we say,“God showed up and showed out!” What are we really saying? God manifested His power and presence in a spectacular way — to us. Without a doubt salvation is one of the most spectacular and life changing events. Maybe another faithful highlight was healing, deliverance, breaking an addiction, provision, sparing our lives, mending a broken heart, etc.

The children of Israel definitely had some faithful highlights, most notably their deliverance out of Egypt by the hand of the One Almighty and Living God. We tend to rehearse our faithful highlights. They are our testimonies. Keeping them in the forefront helps us to stay in a place of gratitude. God is great, and He is worthy of all the praise.

What about you? How has God proven His faithfulness in your life?

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Office Style #1: Classy & Chic Pencil Skirt

Blazer, pencil skirt, collar shirt. Yes! It’s classy and chic office style.

Spice up a basic black office ensemble with a pop of color. I added a purple heel, briefcase and collar shirt in Office Style #1. This set features a Ted Baker pencil skirt, Jane Norman zip blazer and Jessica Simpson Willette Pump.

Office Style #1

Pencil Me In

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Pencil Me In

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Classy Black & White

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How can you go wrong with the Classy Black & White? This set features a high-waisted denim dress, gathered pencil skirt and white blouse. Add a zebra-print belt and heels, or go for black and white beaded leather sandals. Your choice. Just stay classy.

Classy Black & White

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Color Block My Pencil Skirt

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I’m on a color block kick. What else to do but share it with you?! The Color Block My Pencil Skirt Collection sports a multi-color stretch crepe pencil skirt with color block detail. Add a top with black and white horizontal stripes and splash of yellow. If the top is cut too low in the front, you can always layer with a colored tank underneath. Instead of being matchy-matchy, opt for a bag with a pattern, like a yellow-brown bag from Fendi.

So, are you going to color block your pencil skirt? Go!

Color Block My Pencil Skirt

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Classy Pencil Skirt w/Blue

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The knee-length pencil skirt looks sophisticated and classy. Try a polished black pencil skirt with a blue top, and cool blue and white accessories.

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Candy Colors

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No need to taste any rainbow when you can wear it! Step into spring or a cheery attitude with delightful candy colors. This Candy Colors Collection boasts a pink rose high waisted pencil skirt, classic white tank, and yellow bow back shrug. A simple floral clutch, multi-colored Giuseppe Zanotti™ heels, turquoise blue and crystal bracelet, and turquoise murano glass bead necklace complete the ensemble.

Candy Colors

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