Contact Info

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I regularly find myself receiving messages from people online who wish to drop me a note, send a card, or just generally make contact via old-fashioned snail mail.

For those of you who want to be Old School about it, here’s my mailing info (and don’t worry, that’s not my house address).

PS:  My kids collect picture postcards (hint, hint).  8-)

Postal Address:

  • Deborah Taylor-Hough
         3225 M Street SE, #133
         Auburn Washington 98002
         USA

Email/Paypal: DSimple@aol.com

To visit my main website with information about my books, other blogs, and email newsletters, go to:  www.theSimpleMom.com

8 thoughts on “Contact Info

  1. Debi, this is a first for me. I usually read stuff, keep people in my heart, and then go on. Not letting people know how much they have affected my life, no matter how close, or the distant stranger I may never meet. However through web searching, your path has crossed onto mine, and I have very much enjoyed reading about you, your tips and your life. Whenever Simple times show up in my e-mail, I’m excited to read the “next installment”, to learn something new, and to basically “catch up”. My prayers are with you and your family and I have rejoiced upon all of the small positive steps and happenings that have come your way. I have just read your blog for the first time in what seems like forever and I was saddened from what you wrote the first week of December. I am glad that I am able to leave this comment, to let you know how I feel, and would have understood (sadly) if I was not able to. I don’t know what to say, I would hate for a few bad apples to spoil the barrell. You have been unknowingly a source of inspiration, hope and strenght for me, and I would not like to have that end. I realize that this is a one sided relationship, and not very fair that I take what you offer and not recipicate. I only pray that i have that affect on others as you do me, and that the things I do may be appreiciated as much as I appreciate your selfless sharing of your life with me and others who read you. Thank you and may I say do what you need to do to protect yourself. God Bless you and yours.
    Rhonda

    Hi, Rhonda …

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It means so much to me to hear that in some small way something I say/write has been helpful or encouraging to others. I’ll keep sharing … but maybe not quite as detailed as before. Or maybe I’ll get braver again. We’ll see. :-)

    Thanks again!

    ~Debi

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  2. Hi-
    Today is March 9, 2009. I ran across your article by following it from another one… don’t remember just what.

    I don’t know when the article I just read was written; whether today or some time ago…”Life as it stands today” I think is the one where you tell about your husband being ill and moving so you could create 2 households.

    My husband and I have been married about 33 years or so., …; however, we have had some health and/or other issues.

    He got clean and sober roughly maybe some 20 years ago? we had some really wonderful times together while he was working at jobs he enjoyed during that time-
    he’s had chronic back pain and had a nervous breakdown /medicate withdrawal /new med terrible thing that happened app. 10 years ago, spent about 2 weeks in a hospital; he had been hallucinating, imagining that I was on the radio, I was afraid of him. He was yelling and saying terrible things, telling his friend that I was out to get everything…..the Lord has been so faithful to protect me. I’ve made “get-aways” I think 3 times so far; thank the Lord for people (family mostly) willing to take me in for a while…..I’d been afraid of his driving for a long time and he also spent a very long time in bed with back pain and depression; I prayed that the Lord would give him an interest in something… he decided to go fix up his mothers old “homeplace” where she grew up but hit and tree and spent 8 days in the trama unit and almost 3 weeks in a rehab hospital; (the Lord spared him; althought he had blood on the brain and various other injures, he didn’t seem to me to be much different than he was following the breakdown and medication side effects; Praise God he is able, Amen.) I felt the Lord carrying me through this time, it wasn’t my own strenght. this was about 2002, I think. now he is disabled, and we are in the same home for some years now; he walks with a shuffle much of the time, has balance problems, we’ve seen several neurologists, some think it is psy med side effects called (puesdo) parkinsonism….goes for long periods not wanting to bathe, has several specialists.. some times we have some nice times, some times his anger really upsets me. Seems I try to fight fatigue, I still work, and take him to his various specialists. Our home if running down. Love

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  3. The Lord just opened my eyes to the difference between happiness and the Joy of the Lord. wow! Now I wonder how many people are confusing the two like I did for years. I had thought I had lost my Joy , and the Lord showed me that I was just unhappy with my relationship with Him and that if He is in my heart and mind ,that where He is there also is my joy. I can be sad and still have joy . which is also my strength. I plan on sharing this great lesson with all my friends and everyone that will listen. This kind of confusion is the stuff the enemy uses to cause feelings of hopelessness and depression. My Load is so much lighter just by understanding this simple difference. His way of confirming the lesson was to send me here to get confirmation. Praise the Lord!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Pam. I agree completely that simple confusions (like the almost subtle differences between joy and happiness) can be the very things the enemy uses to drag us down, both spiritually and emotionally. I’m so glad you feel energized to share truth with others.
    ~Debi

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  4. Debbie,
    Am I making contact?

    I have read your email for about a year, I think, and enjoy it so much even though I don’t yet apply most of it. I love your sensable way of looking at life and its challenges.

    I am sorry to hear of the rough waters in life at this moment and I would be appreciative if you can give out the newsletter as much as possible. Weekly is best of course, but I would appreciate it monthly or bi-monthly if that is how it must be right now. Just please do not stop it coming. I especially enjoy your words for encouragement when life is tough. And I send my words of encouragement to you – “it will be okay in time” – “just hang on a little longer, the Lords time frame is not necessarily set by our time frame”. And keep spreading your love.
    Thanks, Debbie
    Suzanne

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  5. Dear Debi,

    I stumbled onto your blog looking for info on the difference between happiness and joy. The little I read took me by surprise. I used to write a blog that looked remarkably like yours. I got married when I was 23 and quickly had two sons. When I was 27, my husband was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He lived 4 months following diagnosis. I found my self widowed with a 2 year old and 1 year old, not exactly a wonderful or desirable place to be. I was a stay-at-home mom and didn’t know what I was going to do. I had prayed and believed with all my heart that despite what the medical team said God was going to heal my spouse. His death caught me off guard. The next ten years were tough ones of low-income living and single parenting. It was a day by day struggle to make ends meet and to hang on to my faith. I was tired, confused and unsure a lot. The church I was attending then went through scandal, members leaving and eventually closed. I moved a few times during all of this upheaval and each time it felt like I was starting over. I longed to move forward in my journey but I kept finding myself at new starting lines. Things are different now. At the urging of friends, I tried an on-line Christian dating service (something I thought I would never do) and met the man who is now my husband. Life has grown calm now and I find it hard to handle. I’ve grown accustomed to frantic and always a problem to overcome that I don’t know what to do with this place that isn’t a new starting line but actually feels more like a journey. I don’t know where I’m headed now except hopefully closer to Jesus. Reading what I did on your blog brought me back to the mayhem of earlier days. I don’t know if I wish for more peaceful days for you. That sounds strange but I’m finding these quiet days a bit of a shock to my system after all I’ve been through. I do pray that you will experience God’s strength each step of the way and that He will visibly cause all things to work together for good for you and those you love. I am now meeting with a widow my age who is single parenting her five year old and is going through all the familiar questions and struggles. Her spouse also died of cancer after a short battle and her son was 2 and a half (in other words young like my boys) when it happened. I live in a very small town now so it’s amazing to me that we found each other. As someone who is further down the road I hope to help her and encourage her as much as I can. I can’t help but wonder if God brought me to this little out of the way place just for her. I don’t know why I’m writing all this to you. I guess I feel that I’ve found a fellow travelor and just wanted to say “hi” and you’re not alone on the road. God bless.

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