Author Archives: Michele Kearns

Weekend Wisdom: And Behold

Love this quote.

May you behold this season’s beauty and softness every day.

Jeremiah Bullfrog and Family

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. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Ending The Day With Luke

For my advent devotional this year, I wanted something different. Books by Spurgeon, Tripp, and DeMoss Wolgemuth were all considered. But yesterday this idea was on one of the websites I was reading (not sure which one). Every evening, read 1 chapter of Luke. There are 24 chapters in Luke, which means you end on Christmas Eve.

(NIV)

Every night after work, my routine will be to put my computer to sleep, turn out the kitchen light, curl up in the living room chair with a blanket and hot cup of chamomile tea, and read one chapter of Luke before bed. What a perfect way to decompress after being yelled at all day (retail sales). Trust me, there is no “peace on earth, goodwill towards men.”

Grab your blanket and a hot beverage and end your day with Luke as well.

May God’s word bring you comfort and joy this holiday season.

“Joy To The World”

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. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Birds In Trees

Happy last day of November!

When shooting photos the other day, I was struck by the contrast of the naked trees against the sky. Then the birds came to rest a spell before continuing their daily hunt for manna.

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Matthew 6:26

May you find your manna today and every day.

tall candle in glass with Jesus on the front.

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. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

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