Guest Post: Joy

I was born in a town named for water and trees. Lake Forest, Illinois. Lived my first five years in that place where the puddles on our street were dark pools that reflected high branches and were simply too scary to step in for how endless and deep they appeared. I feared I might fall into another … [Read more...]


Kris Severson joins us at Joy in the Small Things as a guest blogger. Enjoy! Joy “Where do I find joy?”  The question is asked. Initially I thought this would be easy to answer as I could give you my definition for joy, contrast joy to other emotions, and give plenty of illustrations of joy … [Read more...]

Where I Find Joy…

Last fall when Alyssa asked if she could take a cooking class at her school it sounded like a great idea. She loves cooking, being in the kitchen, and has thoughts of owning a restaurant one day. While I hadn’t met the chefs, Derrick and Chris Melton, I knew they owned Mimosa, a French restaurant in … [Read more...]