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Joyful Foo-Foo

I thought it would be a good idea to close out August here on the blog with a post about the more foo-foo things in life. FYI – this post is not sponsored by any person, place, thing or event.

Sleep usually comes very easy for me but since my new quitting time is late at night – sleep don’t come easy.

Now the worknight is done, I thought I would sit on the deck and photograph some things I am using in an attempt to help relax me and / or lull me to sleep.

From left to right:

  • Avon Senses Body Care Enchanted Merveille Black Cherry & Nutmeg Body Spray – Christmas gift I found in my closet.
  • Gold Bond Ultimate Skin Therapy Lotion Overnight Deep Moisturizing – Light lavender scent and amazingly softens the driest skin.
  • In The Stars Fine Fragrance Mist – Bath and Body Works – Light woodsy, musky but yet airy smell.
  • The Book of Psalms (New International Version) – This gets used during the day as well as night. It is bigger print and easier to carry in your purse. I will not lie – I bought this version just because of the cover. Who can resist pink flowers and orange, blue, white and black hummingbird.
  • Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea – Chamomile – Delicious on it’s own or paired with their Black Cherry Tea.
  • Tea Forte Kati Cup Cherry Blossoms, Ceramic Tea Infuser Cup with Infuser Basket and Lid for Steeping Loose Leaf Tea – I do not have loose leaf tea but putting a tea bag in the infuser cup, pouring hot water over it, and letting it sit makes delicious tea and since I love cherries – I could not pass this mug up.
  • Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea – Honey Vanilla Chamomile – Absolutely delicious -contains lemongrass, roasted chicory, licorice, orange peel and natural honey flavor.

So as August draws to a close and we turn the page and head on into September, may God bless you with the ability to relax, unwind and quickly fall asleep.

In peace I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8 (NIV)
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 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.

A Unique Interpretation of James 1:1

I was reading James a few weeks ago and when I read James 1:1 a lightbulb appeared over my head. So I said “Well, I do not need to read anymore for today.” Yep, my Bible reading consisted of one verse.

James 1:1 states:

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,…

James 1:1 (NIV)

Then it dawned on me that while James uses this to introduce himself to his audience (the twelve tribes of Israel), shouldn’t this line be the first line of our obituary?

Michele Kearns, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, went home to be with the Lord after a life of serving others.

Just a little something to think about.

Have a joy-filled day and God bless you.

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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