Category Archives: Weekend Wisdom

Happy Fall, Y’all!

Welcome to fall, everyone.

It’s that lovely time of year when the trees change color, backyard firepit’s are all aflame, and heavy rain and 45 mile per hour winds whip through the area. Yes, that’s right. The first day of fall and severe weather moves in with some spots getting up to 4 inches of rain.

It was raining when I took this picture from my deck. The black walnut tree is still loaded with nuts, and leaves are changing to yellow and a deep burgundy red.

And with this weather comes cooler temperatures, at least for a few days. then it will be back in the 70’s next week.

This year I am ready for fall, ready for a change in seasons. Not sure why. Maybe it’s because I associate it with a slow down in life and a slow down would be nice. It’s been a crazy year and definitely not a 2021 that I envisioned.

So happy fall, Y’all.

Let’s praise God for this change of season. He is our strength and shield for this and all seasons, now and forever more!

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Psalm 28:7 (NIV)

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.

Weekend Wisdom: The Last Sunday of Summer

Welcome to the last Sunday of Summer. Let celebrate with some wisdom from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Love his quotes.

“When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn.” –

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photos taken at Alderfer-Oenslager Wildlife Center

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.

Bible Verses for Painful Times

Whether it’s mentally processing a nationwide event such as 9/11 or a painful event in your personal life, may these verses comfort, encourage and/or give you hope

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed” 

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

He will cover you with his feathers,

    and under his wings you will find refuge;

    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Psalm 91:4

I trust in you;

    do not let me be put to shame,

    nor let my enemies triumph over me.

No one who hopes in you

    will ever be put to shame,

but shame will come on those

    who are treacherous without cause

Psalm 25:2-3

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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