Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Be Like Olivia

After Olvia Newton-John’s passing, it came to light that she prayed the Lord’s prayer every night as a way of thanking God for saving her daughter when Olivia was pregnant.

So be like Olivia and pray this daily, or even several times a day. It’s your choice.

 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)

One of the biggest faults of Christians is we do not pray often. Let this be the day we start to pray more and let this be one of the prayers.

Have a joy-filled day weekend.

Related Reading: The Most Powerful Prayers in the Bible (Christianity.com)

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My Prayer For Our Country

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Psalm 121:7-8 (KJV)

Remember this verse when it seems like righteous people are getting steamrolled by the evil ones.

But the wicked will perish: Though the LORD’s enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.

Psalm 37:20 (NIV)

I read several versions of Psalm 37:20 but I like this one that clearly states the Lord’s enemies will go up in smoke. No fancy schmancy language in this version, just the facts.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Clint Eastwood

The idea for today’s wisdom comes from a video Pinball Preparedness did yesterday. He read lines from Clint Eastwood movies that apply to prepping.

Here is the one line that best applies to dealing with grief.

“Improvise, adapt and overcome.” — Heartbreak Ridge

Clint Eastwood in Heartbreak Ridge

These 3 skills will help you move forward with building a new life after your spouse or other loved one dies.

Is it tough adapting to losing

  • 3/4 of your household income?
  • your resume writer?
  • your best friend?
  • your lover?
  • your auto mechanic?
  • your groundskeeper?
  • your remote control hog?

Yes.

The above losses are just a few that I experienced when Joe moved to heaven.

However, I improvised, adapted, and overcame grief. Being a wimp when it comes to pain (physical or mental) inspired me to do what it took to overcome the pain of grief.

If I can overcome grief and rebuild my life, you can too.

Biblical Wisdom

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

1 John 4:4

Remember, it is because of he who is in you that you can overcome grief and anything else life throws at you.

Have a joy-filled weekend and God bless you.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.