The main goal of JoyReturns is to provide encouragement for widows as they journey through grief and building a new life. However, any grieving person could learn from my adventures. Even someone not grieving can learn from what I’ve done and not done since Joe’s passing. If I can work through grief and rebuild my life, then anyone can do it.
I’ve also stated I will not sugar-coat anything because Jesus dealt with life head-on and I will too.
Is 2022 going to be rougher than 2021 or 2020 – yes. I have felt this year would be worse for our country for months. Jesus said:
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.John 16:33 (NLT)
Now he was not specifically talking about 2022, but every year until God sends Him back to straighten this world out.
There are two words and one phrase I believe will describe 2022 for our country:
Words: Bloody, Hell
Phrase: Bloody hell!
Make no mistake, these are NOT the words that are my guide for this year. Those words are:
Also, I will be praying I am wrong about what 2022 holds for our country. With the cost of food, gas, electric, and heat going through the roof, along with this nation being so divided I do not see how this year can be better.
But as long as God can see it being better, that is all that matters.
So here’s to a healthy, joy-filled and prosperous 2022!
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.