March Madness on JoyReturns


Well it is March already and the madness of winter is almost over and the madness of basketball is about to begin.  We should have one or two more major snowstorms before spring arrives.

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I guess it was appropriate that Joe moved to heaven during March because there was madness surrounding his move.

It will be 10 years on March 28th that he had the stroke at the base of his brain and 10 years on March 29th that he was pronounced brain dead. I am working on a series of posts about the decade since his passing. They are tentatively scheduled to run from March 28th to April 4th (the 10th anniversary of his burial).

However, I just might run the series throughout the entire month as I need to post a book review during the period of 3/28 – 4/4.

Book Review

The review you will find this month is Ann Voskamp’s new book The Way of Abundance, A 60-Day Journey Into A Deeply Meaningful Life.  I am privileged to once again be on her book launch team. I’ve already started reading some of the devotions sent to team members and they are thought-provoking. She asks questions at the end of each devotion and I find myself without any answers, which is disturbing me.

This book is the perfect compliment to The Broken Way, A Daring Path into the Abundant Life. You will find the same themes from this book in The Way of Abundance.  

So those are the two items that will be addressed on JoyReturns this month in addition to some Weekend Wisdom, Sundae Silence and anything else that crosses my mind. Now I am off to work on the anniversary series and I better get crackin’ as I only have the introduction written.

Oh and least I forget – Happy Birthday Grandma Q. (paternal grandmother). Hope you are having a lovely day in heaven. God and Jesus, please give her a hug and kiss from me, Thank you.


red-rose_signatureBio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of chocolate, red roses and golden retrievers and is an amateur photographer.