Weekend Wisdom

Musical Message From Birthday Boy Elvis

That’s right! If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know January 8th rarely, if ever, goes by without a tribute to Elvis Presley – STILL the king of rock n roll.

If you are like me, you need to periodically escape for a few moments to cope with life. This song provides me with a temporary musical escape. It restores my heart, mind and soul for Jesus is our bridge over life’s troubled waters.

Let Elvis’ version of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water ease your mind and provide a temporary escape.


Thank you God for bringing Elvis into the world 86 years ago today.

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.


Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

Did you know that on March 25th, 1961 a concert took place to help raise funds for the USS Arizona Memorial Fund. The line up included Floyd Cramer, the Jordanaires, jazz saxophonist Boots Randolph, and comedienne Minnie Pearl. The headliner was Elvis.

Click here to read the article about the concert.

Now enjoy this video of Elvis singing American Trilogy during his Aloha from Hawaii concert (1973).

Thank you for your service Elvis, and for your concert that helped raise money for the USS Arizona Memorial Fund.



Weekend Wisdom

Return To Weekend Wisdom

How Weekend Wisdom Was Born

The prospect of blogging 7 days a week was very intimidating, so I only posted 5 days a week when I started blogging.

Then one day, I came up with the idea of posting uplifting poems, quotes, scripture or song lyrics on the weekend.  That way I was posting 7 days a week but only writing original posts 5 days a week – and so Weekend Wisdom was born.

It went away for the 31 Days of Joy in October, but it is now back at least until the holidays.

The Return

I was not planning on bringing back Weekend Wisdom until next weekend but these lyrics stood out as I was listening to this song yesterday. I knew I had to Return To Sender Weekend Wisdom today.

But as long as a man has the strength to dream,

he can redeem his soul and fly. 

“If I Can Dream”

Elvis – 1968 Comeback Special 

May your dreams and your soul fly high this week – and always.

Sing It Elvis 

You will have to click the link to hear one of the greatest Elvis performances ever.  No matter what I do, the video will not appear.