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{Day 2} Thanksgiving Wisdom – Lake

Hello and welcome to a perfect lakeside spot to pray. Remember, to always give thanks in every circumstance.

Brunswick Lake

God Bless You

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.

{Day 1} Thanksgiving Wisdom

Hello and welcome to a week of Thanksgiving Wisdom. Any and all photos are mine and were taken at various times through the fall season a few years ago. May you be inspired to look these verses up in your Bible and read them in the context in which they were written.

Jeremiah 30

I knew today’s verse came from words given to the Israelites about the restoration of Israel and Judah. Upon reading verses 1-3, I realized how timely the message is for us.

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 

“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you.

For behold, days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah, says the Lord, and I will bring them back to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall take possession of it.”

Jeremiah 30:1-3

God restored Israel and Judah according to His timeline. Therefore He can restore unity to our country when the time is right. That is if our restoration is His will.

May our songs of thanksgiving overflow with praise this and all the weeks of our lives.

Bonnie Park (early fall 2018)

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.

Weekend Wisdom: Mug

My favorite coffee mug has a hairline crack in it. I got this mug at the local Hallmark store 5-8 years ago.

2018

So it was time to get a new mug and put this one in the china cabinet. It took me a while but this is the mug I found through an ad on a friend’s website – Digging Deeper With God. It is bright and colorful with a great piece of wisdom written on it.

Psalm 39:7

May this mug last me just as long as the birdie one but may the words not only remain in me but may my actions reflect these words forever.

May the words also remain in you and your actions reflect them forever.

(Oh and P.S. It was a “balmy” 32 degrees when I took this picture.)

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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