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52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 41

Wow! Week 41 already. Hopefully these verses have helped you find more joy and peace as you see how God is working in your life. I have been feeling especially peaceful the past week, not sure why. I keep telling myself to trust the feeling and don’t be convinced that the other shoe is going to drop.

So here is this week’s verse. It is a verse I’ve focused on before and need to focus on again as what thought was an anthill is now a mountain.

This picture of Galveston Bay was taken in 2009 when I was there for a wedding.


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52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 28

It is an overcast, rainy day in November 2016 as I am putting this series together. It is at this point in my writing, that I discovered week 28 was missing from my deck of cards (52 Weeks To A Positive Life by Norman Vincent Peale).

So I added these verses to the series for you to meditate on this week.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:16 – 17 



Cross photo from Unsplash.com; The crown of thorns hangs in my  living room.


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. You can view her photographs at OgleOhio.com because one blog is not enough.

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52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 15



Oh boy do I need to work on believing!

My belief in God providing a job that pays the bills and other resources waivers from day to day and sometimes from second to second.

So this will be my mission this Holy Week – work on strengthening my belief in God.

For everything is possible for those who believe.

Praying God speaks to you mightily and powerfully this week.

(Now I want to know who here in Northeast Ohio believed in getting 5 inches of snow on April 7th, followed by a weekend of 60 and 70 degree weather. I am not kidding this is the woods behind the house on Friday. Today I will be wearing sandals to church.)