Weekend Wisdom

Advent Wisdom: Hope

This week the Hope candle is lit as we celebrate the first Sunday in Advent. This year I have my own advent candelabra and will be lighting it each week.

It is wood and hobnail glass and given to me by my mother. The leaves came from my neighbor, the throw on the wall Joe bought because he loved Frank Lloyd Wright and the little cardinal sitting on the joy rock was bought by me.

Here are verses from the Old Testament that foretell Jesus’ birth.

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel

Isaiah 7:24 (NKJV – New King James Version)

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
    one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
    from ancient days.

Micah 5:2 (ESV – English Standard Version)

“When Israel was a child, I loved him,
And out of Egypt I called My son.

Hosea 11:1 (NKJV – New King James Version)

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

Weekend Wisdom

Thanksgiving Wisdom

“The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.”

Norman Vincent Peale

May you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear your many blessings and may your heart humbly give thanks for those blessings.

Related Recipe: Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, The Only Pumpkin Pie Recipe You’ll Ever Need.

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

Weekend Wisdom

Thanksgiving vs Gratitude

The following definition makes so much sense. Most people use these words interchangeably.

“Thankfulness is measured by the number of words. Gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions.”

David O. McKay

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