52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled, Positive Year – Week 32

This weeks verse pertains to good ol’ perseverance.  How I hate that word. Personally, I am tired of persevering through the winter and desert named “Career Rebuilding.” However either I persevere or live under a bridge.

However either I persevere or live under a bridge.

So I keep persevering. Won’t you join me on this journey, whether grief is your winter or unemployment/underemployment is your desert?

 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:13-14


Press on during the winters of your life.


Press on while in the deserts of your life.




Winter Road Photo by Seb Creativo on Unsplash 

Desert Photo by Evan Phillip on Unsplash

Celebrating a Beautiful Life

Fifteen years ago today my beloved daughter Rommie was born. She came to live with Joe and me in October 2002.

Today we celebrate her life in song and pictures.


Life is beautiful2

Rommie Kearns

August 5th, 2002 – July 31st, 2015


This song describes Rommie’s effect on everyone she met.

It also describes the effect everyone she met had on her.

I definitely saw the best of me in her eyes, because that is what she saw in me, Joe and everyone else – the best of us.





HRH Princess Rommie Kearns (10/31/2014)



“Take That You Dirty Rotten Tissue Paper!”


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


Playtime Makes Me Smile


Me & Grandpa’s Stuffed Golden

Running Wild

Running Wild


Air “Yoda”


Air “Jaws”

52 Bible Verses to a Joy Filled Year – Week 31

Well here we are, week 31 of 2017 already. A week that will see me learn, excel and grow while leaning on God for strength to climb a new mountain.


fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 

He will strengthen and helping us reach the top of our mountains. May God show you how He is helping you climb the mountain or mountains of your life this week.


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 by seizing new opportunities. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer.

Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash

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