Lenten Weekend Wisdom: Exposed

Here is another quote for you to ponder as we get ready for Holy Week. Although, isn’t every week Holy Week?

On the journey to the cross, not only is the heart of Jesus exposed, but so are our hearts too.

Paul David Tripp – Journey To The Cross; A 40-Day Lenten Devotional (Day 32)

After reading this, I picture Jesus walking towards the cross all cut up and exposed from His flogging.

Jesus exposed His heart filled with love, compassion, humility and obedience to His Father to save our hearts exposed by our sin. He did this so all those who believe in Him will have eternal life with Him.

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 Quiet Life Update: Be Careful!

Yesterday I posted about living a quiet life.

Well….the gas company replaced my neighbor’s lines yesterday and when they took the cover off this box thingy, down went my internet due to a loose connection.

I am scrambling around trying to figure out what happened, managed to email my boss from my phone, and then I noticed a fleet of trucks up and down my street and another street. Ugh!

The nice gas men checked the box and found the loose connection therefore my internet company did not have to send anyone out.

So much for a quiet life.

Lesson Learned: Be careful what I post on my blog.

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.

The Quiet Life

I know it has been quiet here on the blog lately, but I did not have anything to say.

My life is quiet, most of the time. There are occasional fires to be put out but it is mostly quiet.

The Crocus Strikes Back – 2021

Living a quiet life is not an aspiration it is just the way my life is right now.

9Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to you, because you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another. 10And you are indeed showing this love to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to excel more and more 11and to aspire to live quietly, to attend to your own matters, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you. 12Then you will behave properly toward outsiders, without being dependent on anyone.

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12
The Return of the Crocus – 2021

However, after watching a Youtube livestream, I decided to be more thankful for this quiet, mostly uneventful, drama-free life. I won’t get into the topic of the livestream but after crawling into bed, I thanked God for my quiet life.

The noisiest my life gets is when I say Alexa:

  • play disco
  • play classical music
  • fart – yes, she can fart.

Although the birds singing every morning is giving Alexa a run for her money. Also life got quite noisy the other day when I discovered the crocus’ had returned. Yes! Spring!

So if you are finding yourself wishing there was more excitement in your life, stop and think again. The quiet and uneventful life is a joy-filled blessing from God.

Give thanks for it.

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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