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).

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled, Positive Year – Week 11

Feeling hung over today?  I am too, but that’s what happens when it’s day one of Daylight Savings Time. Oh how I wish someone would just pick and time and stick with it. None of this flip-flopping back and forth.

If President Trump wanted to do something that everyone could get behind, picking either Eastern Standard or Daylight Savings time would be the thing to do.

So enjoy a day of stillness and work some extra stillness into your week as you make the adjustment to the new time.

I will be enjoying a nap after church and possibly in church as well.


By the way, the background in today’s picture is the wood from around my office window  with a little enhancement provided by PicMonkey.



52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 10

Welcome to the first Sunday in March. Can you believe it is March already? How is your 2017?

This weeks verse was hard for me to write about.

So here are my thoughts.

Prayer is the best and least used tool in a Christian’s arsenal.

You are righteous in God’s eye’s because of you accepted what Christ did for you. So confess your sins, make amends with one another and pray for people because your fellow humans need your powerful and effective prayers.

God bless you and may He work this verse powerfully in your life this week.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

James 5:16 


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