HAPPY 2014!!!!!!!!!!!


I had to tear myself away from watching the cardinals in the woods behind my house. They are so pretty against the 4 inches of snow we have received, so far.  By tomorrow morning Rommie and I could see another 4 inches.  

This post marks the end of the 2013 edition of “40 Days of Joy.” Hopefully you found some joy and/or encouragement here during the past 40 days.

Publishing Schedule

As of January 7th, I will return to publishing an original post weekly.  This Saturday will mark the return of “Weekend Wisdom.” For those of you new here, “Weekend Wisdom” consists of quotes, poems, or scripture to help lift up your spirit.

One Goal

I have one goal for 2014 involving JoyReturns and that is to improve the quality of my writing. There are other items I want to implement but those will take a backseat for now.


Thank you to the following people who contributed quotes or recipes for this series:

Lisa Ryan, Jennifer Chernisky, Katherine Miracle, Jeff Nischwitz, J.T. O’Donnell, Ann Marie (Amy) Kocias, and Sharon Reuder.

Our friendship is precious to me.

A Wish For My Readers

May God bless you with health, wealth and joy in 2014. 

May you be surrounded by people who support, encourage and help you achieve your dreams in 2014 and beyond.


May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

2nd Corinthians 13:14 (NIV)