Some Thoughts on Life – Part 2 – Predestination

This week I am running a series of thoughts that were inspired by an article my dear friend Gabriana sent me. The article even caused me to remember yesterday’s story.

I read the article and words freely flowed and turned into blog posts. I considered putting everything into one long post but thought that might be a bit much, so I decided to turn them into bite size nuggets.

Here is today’s thought.


I believe in predestination.

Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 139:16

He knew when Joe would be born and when he would move to heaven. God knows the same information about each one of us and the generations coming after us.

Neither Joe nor I could have prevented his passing.

The only thing we are able to do is control the quality of our mental, physical and spiritual health while we are here on earth.


10-10-2011_3by5Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She encourages widows and educates society about grief and life as a widow by sharing her widowhood adventures. A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications, she has used her skills in the banking, collections, outdoor products and social media industries. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can view her photographs at