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Weekend Wisdom: Advent Week 4 – PEACE

Keeping this week’s Advent post short and sweet.

Not much to say about peace other than it is certainly lacking in our country. Although there would be more of it if people realized and accepted Jesus as the Prince of Peace.

This is my prayer for you this week:

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

2 Thessalonians 3:16

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 using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. 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 history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Weekend Wisdom: Advent Week 3 – JOY

You would think that I would have no problem writing about joy. You are wrong. I had no idea what to do or say about joy. The disunity in our country causes some people to not have joy and in others, it ebbs and flows like the tide.

Joy is found in being connected to God through scripture, nature or any other way that helps you feel connected to Him.

When you are filled with you, you radiate it like the light from a candle. A light that can not be snuffed out by current circumstances, whether it is the darkness of unemployment, illness, death, or political disunity the joy you have will snuff out the darkness.

You are the JOY candle. This week encourage others by tipping your candle and spreading your light to someone else. Use your joy to drive out the darkness others are experiencing and their hearts and minds will be refreshed.

“Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.”

Philemon 1:7

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 using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. 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 history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Weekend Wisdom: Advent Week 2 – LOVE

Welcome to the second week of Advent – the week of love. This country needs more love towards one another and to realize how much God love us. It is because of His love for us that we have hope and that we…

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2

Now I know living out Ephesians is very difficult nowadays due to the division in our country. God calls us to love others and that includes those who believe opposite us on different issues.

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

1 John 4:16

So let us rely on God’s love to help us love others in this advent season. It just may make the waiting to celebrate Christmas more bearable.

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 using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. 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 history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

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