Category Archives: 52 Bible Verses

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 49

It’s week 49 and the end of this series is in sight.

This weeks verse reminds us that if we will seek the Lord, He will deliver us. He hears our every cry, prayer and praise. He delivers us from our tribulations in His time.

I seek Him in His Word, in nature, in my co-workers, and in friends and family.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me,

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and delivered me from all my fears. 

Psalm 34:4

He delivered me from all my fears by going to the cross…and the good news is He also delivered you from your fears when He went to the cross.

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christmas 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 by seizing new opportunities. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can view her photographs at OgleOhio.com because one blog is not enough

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 45

Merriam-Webster defines cast as a transitive verb (requiring one or more objects) that means:

1a : to cause to move or send forth by throwing 
Like a fisherman casting a net, that is how we need to cast our cares on the Lord. when we pray – send them forth or throw them to the Lord. Don’t worry, he is an excellent catcher even though we are lousy pitchers.

Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.

Psalm 55:22 

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However, unlike a fisherman, don’t haul your cares back in as The Bible does not say anything about taking back your cares once you’ve thrown them to the Lord.

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So spend this week casting and leaving your cares with the Lord. This will leave you feeling peace and joy knowing your cares are in excellent hands.

 

Casting Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

 

Bio: 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 working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer.

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 44

Welcome to week 44. I’ve taken a different approach and created a picture post with a collage of the good things (people, places, animals, and events) at the end.

Enjoy!

What no eye has seen, 

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What no ear has heard, 

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and what no human mind has conceived

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the things God has prepared for those who love him. 

1 Corinthians 2:9 

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June 19th, 1993

 

Skull Photo by Mathew MacQuarrie on Unsplash

Headphone Photo by Malte Wingen on Unsplash

Eye Photo by Drew Graham on Unsplash

All other photos by Michele Kearns

 

 

 

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She blogs 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 working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer.

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 42

Good Sunday Morning!

Hope this finds you well and enjoying a hot beverage or a cool beverage depending upon your climate.

This weeks verse is about everybody’s favorite thing to do – wait.

Yes, I hate it too. I’ve been waiting 5 1/2 months for a change to happen and the change is scheduled to happen today. unless I’ve done something stupid prior to today. (I’m putting this post to bed on Tuesday night.) More on the change next week.

This change does not mean I am soaring with the eagles – yet.  Right now I am rising with the robins.

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So I am not done waiting on the Lord to do more things in my life because even though it is no longer full moon, the werewolf is still tearing down the front door.

May God show us how He is using this verse in our lives this week.

 

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Robin Photo: Michele Kearns

Full Moon Photo: Michele Kearns

Eagle Photo by Rachel Pfuetzner on Unsplash

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 24

This verse played a pivotal role in my life last week.

I  needed extra sustaining last week as I got bit 3 times while out mowing the yard, which includes a slope and gully.

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He also sustained me through another week of training at my job and He made sure I passed my test. Now I’ve graduated to a level two customer service representative.

Not only did he sustain me during the day but He sustained me every night while I sleep. It is because of God I wake up every morning.

It will be interesting to see how He sustains and nourishes me this week.

I lie down and sleep;
    I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

Psalm 3:5 

Praying you are aware of how God sustains you this coming week.

 

Bio: 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 by seizing new opportunities. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can view her photographs at OgleOhio.com because one blog is not enough

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 22

Welcome to the unofficial start of Summer.

I just finished 2 intense weeks of training for my new job. So I don’t have much to say about this weeks verse, other than I asked for a passing grade on the final and I got it – on the first try.

Now we will see how this verse relates to this coming week.

 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Matthew 7:7 

God Bless You.

Stay safe this holiday weekend.

 

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 21

This weeks verse is about the Holy Spirit. When Jesus ascended into heaven He sent us the Holy Spirit. A force so powerful that He can do unimaginable things in your life.

 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

Ephesians 3:20 

Francis Chan wrote a wonderful book Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit.

“You are a temple of the Holy Spirit.” 

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Focus this week on being a temple of the Holy Spirit and pray to live a life doing what is only possible with the Holy Spirit’s power.

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May the Holy Spirit descend on you and work mightily in your life forever and ever. 

Bio: 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 by seizing new opportunities. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can view her photographs at OgleOhio.com because one blog is not enough

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