Category Archives: Weekend Wisdom

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.


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.





Robin Photo: Michele Kearns

Full Moon Photo: Michele Kearns

Eagle Photo by Rachel Pfuetzner on Unsplash

Weekend Wisdom Courtesy of So Hyang

Good Morning. Here is your wake up call – no coffee necessary. This video appeared in my Facebook news feed when it was shared by Kevin Sorbo.

While I still prefer Elvis’ version, So Hyang does a wonderful job singing Bridge Over Troubled Water. 

May this lift your spirit today.


Simon and Garfunkel 

“Bridge Over Troubled Water”

When you’re weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all
I’m on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
I’ll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on, silvergirl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
If you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

Weekend Wisdom: How to Shine Your Armor

The positive verse for this week was Ephesians 10:13

.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

So it is only appropriate to end this week with this quote from William Cowper

Restraining prayer, we cease to fight;

Prayer keeps the Christian’s armor bright;

And Satan trembles when he sees

The weakest saint upon his knees. 

For Satan knows God hears and answers every prayer.

Praying When The Going Gets Tough

I know it is tough to pray when things are not going your way. It’s been an 8 year battle to find a job that pays the bills. The job’s I’ve had have kept me financially limping. Through it all prayers of all shapes and sizes were prayed and continue to be prayed.

But it is not time for God to answer prayers related to my career.

He will answer them in His own time.

Just as He will answer your prayers.

Let’s Make A Deal

I will keep shinning my armor with prayer if you keep shinning your armor with prayer.



Official Irish Blessing of JoyReturns

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In honor of the Kearns ancestors who came here from Ireland, here is the official Irish blessing of JoyReturns:


“May green be the grass you walk on,

May blue be the skies above you,

May pure be the joys that surround you,

May true be the hearts that love you.”


Enjoy the day in moderation.

FYI – Joe’s blood was 100% Irish, mine is 75% German and 25% Scottish (Maxwell Clan).

Weekend Wisdom: Wise Words

Welcome to Weekend Wisdom. I know Weekend Wisdom has been scarce this year. Hopefully that will change next year.

Today’s post was inspired by Quote Garden’s Wise Words Quotations page. 

Enjoy these words of wisdom.


Why be anything other than good? Why do anything other than love?

Johnathan Dahl

Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns!

Allison Gappa Bottke

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.

Victor Hugo

The happiest people don’t worry too much about whether life is fair or not, they just get on with it.

Andrew Matthews

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.

Betty Smith,

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weekend Wisdom From The Psalms

Weekend Wisdom this summer (yes, I know it is not officially summer yet) will be verses from the Psalms that speak to me and that will hopefully speak to you as well. Plus, I can do several posts at once from the comfort of my local library.

Verses are from the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible.

May you find encouragement and joy in each verse.


Today’s Verse

Today’s wisdom is from verses 13 and 14 of Psalm 27.

This is something you need to keep in mind while traveling through your grief journey. The journey will end and through out your journey you will see the goodness of the Lord in people, places, things, and events.

I believe[f] that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living!
14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong, and let your heart take courage;
    wait for the Lord!

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