Author Archives: The Joyful Hermit

About The Joyful Hermit

I am a hermit, a life-long Christian, successful in living frugally yet with creativity and JOY! I provide can-do ideas for all aspects of daily life. I live the up side of being down in any situation. Learn to live each day simply and joyfully. Benefit from practical tips and creative ideas with The Joyful Hermit.

Been a Long Time in Writing…

I’ve not written on this blog in over four years.  Much has transpired, and my writing has instead gone to more a chronicle of events, feelings, thoughts, and trials.   I admit it is rather raw–an outpouring of this and that … Continue reading

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A Prayer That I Love (and maybe you will, too)

Litany of Humility Cardinal Merry del Val He was accustomed to recite this prayer daily after the celebration of Holy Mass.   O Jesus meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver, me, Jesus. … Continue reading

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Trees for Sale

Deciduous, blooming trees in the gardens are always a joy to behold, especially if planted so as to bloom in succession throughout spring and summer.  Below are three trees I hope to sell; they are too large for me to … Continue reading

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New Antique Catholic Art Prints Available from Hermit’s Collection

To view, click on the “page” on the right side of this site in order to access the Catholic and Religious Art Prints, most antique of over 100 years.  You may order either framed or unframed.  My deepest hermit apologies … Continue reading

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Joyful Hermit Offers Books, Media, from Personal Library

After having the idea of a type of inspirational lending library, and realizing after several years that this is not God’s idea but mine, the actuality remains that in our time, people are more specific about their reading desires and … Continue reading

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Green Glory (aka Green Glop, Reprised)

I cannot extol enough the benefits of Green Glory.  Yes, it used to be called Green Glop in previous post; but people complained that it did not sound appetizing.  Can a rose by any other name smell as sweet?  Green … Continue reading

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This and That: Projects and Thoughts

I have been laid up with a neck injury, and prior to that was busy making some Valentine pillow cases for little ones. Note:  A little boy much prefers sharks to Snoopy Heart  fabric! Plus, I was practicing the harp … Continue reading

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Be Yourself (in God’s will)

Being oneself is always a challenge, for most of us may not really know ourselves well enough to be that which God has created!  For one reality always remains: Our selves are constantly evolving.  Yes, God works with us throughout … Continue reading

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Dorotheos of Gaza (I’m Sorry) Soup

There’s no way around the truth of it:  Soup is good for the body, mind, heart and spirit…anytime, especially on a snowy day.  The amount of vitamins, minerals and protein simmering within a bowl of soup is as astounding as … Continue reading

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Dorotheos of Gaza Said This, That Sticks

This morning I was reminded of a man named Dorotheos of Gaza.  It had to do with contrition… saying we are sorry.  But first let’s learn about this hermit born into the world at Antioch in Syria around 506.  From … Continue reading

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