Category Archives: Weekend Wisdom

Post #1,498 – Party In The Park – A Slideshow

I left work 2 hours early on Sunday. It was slow but most importantly, it was SUNNY and 50ish here in Northeast Ohio.

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The parks were packed. It was windy so I still needed something warm (hooded sweatshirt) and I had the hood pulled up to protect my ears. But other than that it was a gorgeous day to be outside.

Party in the Park 

The parks were pack with kids, dogs, and adults. Attached is a slideshow of my adventures at 2 local parks. It was a great day to be out, even if it was still a little cool and windy.

Now sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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By the way – since this is post # 1, 498. I am going to change up my posting schedule as there is a post that needs to be 1,500 and I need that one to fall on a certain day. Post #1,499 will be published on 3/28, so that number 1,500 is published on 3/29. I did not realize the number of posts I had written until last night.

 

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Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of chocolate, red roses and golden retrievers and is an amateur photographer.

 

 

 

 

Weekend Wisdom: Make Time for Change

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Time to turn those clock ahead one hour. I normally do not look forward to losing an hour sleep, but this winter I have struggled with dark mornings. It is supposed to be dark at night, not at morning.

Mornings are for light.

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So for the first time in my life, I welcome Daylight Saving Time and the loss of sleep it brings.

A Change of Habit

I am using this occasion to make at least 1 change in my life and that is no more coffee. Instead, I will be starting my mornings with Lipton’s Matcha Tea. It is Green Tea with pure Matcha. The leaf is from the shade-grown green tea and the chlorophyll leaves are ground to a pulp, according to their website.

It reminds me of a song.

Matcha, Matcha Tea,

I gotta get some Matcha Tea,

Matcha, Matcha Tea,

I got to be a Matcha!

(Sung to the tune of Village People’s “Macho Man.”)

I know, I know – I’m weird. It is how God wired my brain – to see things differently than the rest of you normal people.

I will update you on what changes I see from drinking Matcha Tea.

So take time this weekend to make a change, think of Daylight Saving Time as a new beginning.

And remember, while our time and habits may change Jesus does not.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Hebrews 13:8

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Oh and by the way, this post is NOT sponsored by Lipton Tea or the Village People. It is sponsored by God as he is the one who whispered “widows website” in my right ear one morning over 7 years ago.

 

red-rose_signatureBio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of chocolate, red roses and golden retrievers and is an amateur photographer.

Weekend Wisdom: The Unspoken Sermon

I watched the funeral service for Reverand Dr. Billy Graham. It was mentioned that he wanted to preach one more sermon but was unable to because of health issues. This is the verse God put on his heart.

 

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Galatians 6:14

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Billy Graham did not get to preach the sermon, but I can share it here and ask that you ponder the verse and what it means to you. Then go continue to live your life as a faithful servant.

For there will never be another Billy Graham, so it is up to you and me to scatter the joy of the good news.

 

red-rose_signatureBio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of chocolate, red roses and golden retrievers and is an amateur photographer.

Sundae Silence: Not Your Normal February Day in Ohio

Susan B. Hambley Nature Center 5:20p.m. on Tuesday February 20th: Temperature – 72 degrees.

 

red-rose_signatureBio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of chocolate, red roses and golden retrievers and is an amateur photographer.

Weekend Wisdom: Billy Graham

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Matthew 25:23 

There is no doubt the Reverand Billy Graham heard those words when he entered the gates of heaven this week. Below are a few of the many quotes attributed to Rev. Graham. May one of them speak to you.

 

 

“The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.”

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“We are the Bibles the world is reading; we are the creeds the world is needing; we are the sermons the world is heeding.”

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“Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.”

 

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“Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.”

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“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”

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 All quotes from Crosswalk.com
Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of chocolate, red roses and golden retrievers and is an amateur photographer.

Weekend Wisdom: Fan into Flame

What better time than Lent to “fan into flame the gift of God.”

 

 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 

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for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Flame Photo by Jordon Connor on Unsplash.com

 

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