Thoughts and A Story About Life – Part 1 – Foretelling the Future?

My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.

Billy Graham

New, Grander Home

It is funny (strange) how life works out. Joe and I started house hunting in March of 1999 and did not sign the contract on our house until the first weekend in July.

Every Saturday we went out with our realtor and every Sunday Joe and I went to open houses. There were plenty of houses I saw that would have made a nice home but Joe felt we would be settling if we bought any of them.

When we moved into this house, he asked if someday I would like to move to a bigger, newer, nicer house. I told him no. If he wanted a bigger, grander new house then he was moving in with another Mrs. Kearns, because this one was staying put right here.

Well, on March 29th, 2008 he moved into a grand and glorious new house in heaven with his Mom, Grandmother Kearns, Great-Grandmother Kearns etc…

and here I sit, staying put in my 1100 sq ft ranch like I said I was going to do.

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
John 14:2
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10-10-2011_3by5Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She encourages widows and educates society about grief and life as a widow by sharing her widowhood adventures. A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications, she has used her skills in the banking, collections, outdoor products and social media industries. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can view her photographs at, her photography blog because one blog is not enough.

Coming tomorrow: Predestination
Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Pray For One Another

For those of you new here, the subjects for “Weekend Wisdom” are from the chapters in Don McMinn’s book “Love one another, 20 practical lessons”, which our small group is studying. Each weekend you will find scripture and several quotes pertaining to the different “love one another’s” found in the Bible.

Today’s Bible verse is

Pray for each other

James 5:16


Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other’s hearts in prayer.

Charles Finney

God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.

E. M. Bounds

It is possible to move men, through God, by prayer alone.

Hudson Taylor


To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.

Billy Graham

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.

Abraham Lincoln