Good Friday Wisdom: Crucified

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galations 2:20 (English Standard Version)

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 a virtual logistics contact center representative. 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 music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

A Personal $HTF Event

Most people think of an $HTF event as a meteor hitting the earth, the power grid going down or some other nationwide or worldwide event.

Well these events happen on a personal level as well.

On Saturday I fell while out hiking and taking photo’s at a park. Photography takes my mind off the fact that I am exercising and how far I have or have not walked.

Now I am sore and while moving is getting easier, it still takes a lot out of me.

I do not have to go grocery shopping this week thanks to a little extra food in the pantry. It would be too much of a chore.

While my falling was not a nationwide or worldwide $HTF event, it was one for me. One that I will not repeat. No more taking the path with a steep descent which is not taken by countless others hikers.

Taking the road less traveled is not always a smart decision, but if you must take it be prepared for the consequences.

The Road Not Taken 

BY ROBERT FROST

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:

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 a virtual logistics contact center representative. 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 music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Lenten Weekend Wisdom: Story

Our story has a happy ending, eternal life with Jesus, because He took our sin to the cross. He was born to die for us.

East Branch of the Black River (March 27, 2021)

My journey through Lent almost ended with me going for a swim in the Black River as I tripped and fell going down this path. I did not walk or roll to the end of the path. This is why Arnica gel and Therma Care Heating Wraps are in my closet. Good thing I am on vacation today and tomorrow.

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 a virtual logistics contact center representative. 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 music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

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