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Living With

Severe weather can occur anywhere in the country. No state is free from experiencing severe weather, Whether it is tornadoes, blizzards, hurricanes, or earthquakes, no state is free from experiencing severe weather.

The most important thing to remember about living with severe weather and its devasting after effects, is we are also living with God.

Immanuel = God With Us

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14
“Manger Set”


Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”

Matthew 1:22-23

God is with us, to comfort and guide us all the days of our lives.

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.

A Candle for Tornado Victims

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

In memory of all those who lost their lives when the tornadoes hit the Amazon warehouse in Illinois, the nursing home in Arkansas, throughout Kentucky, and elsewhere Friday night.

tall candle in glass with Jesus on the front.

May God surround their loved ones with a strong support system now and in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. 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. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives.

Widows – Declare Your Independence!

Does it feel like you’ve been in a war with the grief monster ever since your spouse passed away and left you alone?

Well of course it does.

However, you live in the United States of America.

You live in the best country for widows to move forward with life. You have freedom and opportunities women in other countries are are not afforded. Opportunities for a better life are all around you and if you do not see opportunities – then create them.

But first you have to declare your independence from the grief monster.

You are going to have to fight a war in order to declare your independence from the grief monster’s tyrannical grip. You will win some battles and you will lose some battles. But this war must be fought and with God fighting for you, you will be victorious!

So widows, declare your independence from the grief monster and shoot off your own fireworks as you move pursue your American Dream.

We are a light and what better way to shine your light than with fireworks.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden

Matthew 5:14

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 logistics 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 is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

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