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Christmas Wisdom: Children


It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.

Charles Dickens – as quoted in The Greatest Gift, Unwrapping The Full Love Story of Christmas by Ann Voskamp – December 8th devotion.
handmade pottery manager scene

Wishing you and your family the Merriest Christmas ever.

God bless you!

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: Serve One Another

This is the next to the last weekend for wisdom from Don McMinn’s book “Love one another, 20 practical lessons.” We are on chapter 18 and the Bible verse comes from Galatians 5:13

Serve one another in love. 

Quotes About Serving

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

 Charles Dickens

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.

Horace Mann

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Mark 10:45

What I Do And Do Not Believe In

I believe in The Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny, The Great Pumpkin, and Santa Claus.

From A View To A Chill

From A View To A Chill

I believe in Cupid, Fairies, Leprechauns, the Snap, Crackle and Pop guys from Rice Krispies, and little green men from Mars (I’ve been to Roswell, they are everywhere!)

Mr. Freeze Miser's Handy Work.

Mr. Freeze Miser’s Handy Work.

I also believe in the Apostle’s Creed, The Nicene Creed, and The Heidelberg Catechism 


Snow Covered Woods

I believe God created the heavens and the earth and I believe in John 3:16 – 17

Seeking Mr. Tennisball

Seeking Mr. Tennisball

Finally, I believe in “long, slow, deep, wet kisses that last 3 days.” (Kevin Costner – “Bull Durham”)

I Found Him Mom!

I Found Him Mom!

However, I do not believe in global warming – never have and never will. 

Stay safe and warm

God bless us everyone!

Tiny Tim

“A Christmas Carol”

Charles Dickens

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