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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 43

Welcome to week 43, a week whose verses deal with what I so desperately want and need.

And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.

Mark 6:56 

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20 Just then a woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel of his garment, 21 because she had been saying to herself, “If I just touch his robe, I will get well.”

22 When Jesus turned and saw her, he said, “Be courageous, daughter! Your faith has made you well.” And from that very hour the woman was well.

Matthew 9: 20-22

 

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Oh, how I long to be the bleeding woman – to touch just the hem of Jesus’ robe and then my career will be healed.

It takes great faith to believe just touching the hem of his robe will heal your ailments. It is not that I have a faith as great as the bleeding woman, it is that I see me as unworthy of a hug, smile, or Jesus reaching out his hand to help me. Those actions are for other people, but please, please, please, I beg of you, just let me touch the hem of his robe – that is all I ask.

May God show us how to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment this 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 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 41

Wow! Week 41 already. Hopefully these verses have helped you find more joy and peace as you see how God is working in your life. I have been feeling especially peaceful the past week, not sure why. I keep telling myself to trust the feeling and don’t be convinced that the other shoe is going to drop.

So here is this week’s verse. It is a verse I’ve focused on before and need to focus on again as what thought was an anthill is now a mountain.

This picture of Galveston Bay was taken in 2009 when I was there for a wedding.

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52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 40

This week’s scripture coincides with the start of the annual Write 31 Days Challenge. It is where bloggers come together and write and publish a post every day for a month.

Oh, how I debated on whether or not to participate this year. I came up with several topics:

  • 31 Days of Smelling The Roses
  • 31 Days of Wild Living (based on the book 1,001 ways to Live WILD: A LITTLE BOOK OF EVERYDAY ADVENTURES by barbara ann kipfer.)
  • 31 Days of Living Fully and Loving Bravely (based on Holley Gerth’s new book Fiercedhearted: Live Fully, Love Bravely releasing October 3rd).
  • 31 Days of Changes

So am I going to do it?

I do not know. I will publish another post today to let you know.

In the meantime, here is the verse you and I need to focus on this week.

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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 her 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, an amateur photographer and currently a member of Holley Gerth’s book launch team for Fiercehearted: Live Fully, Love Bravely.

 

 

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 39

This picture was taken this week as the sun rose up over the house. Once I saw this week’s verse I knew I had to use this picture.

The Lord IS light, strength, and salvation. May you and I remember this as we go through this week and may we see an example of all three in our lives.

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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 her 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.

 

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