Weekend Wisdom

A Psalm for Finances?

There is a list on Pintrest of different Psalms for different situations. Towards the bottom of the list, Psalm 37 was recommended if you are financially struggling. My curiosity was peaked so I picked up my Bible.

Upon reading it, I did not think of finances but thought of the mess this country is in. While the whole Psalm spoke to me, I want you to keep in mind these three verses today.

Joyfully write them on your heart as part of your plan to spiritually prep.

Do not fret because of those who are evil
    or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
    like green plants they will soon die away.

Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

Psalm 37:1-3 (NIV)

P.S. This is post #1,800.

tall candle in glass with Jesus on the front.

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.

52 Bible Verses, Faith, Joy, Uncategorized

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 36

This verse is easy for anyone of any faith or no faith to understand.

May God add His blessing to the reading, understanding, and doing of this verse.

Love your enemies,

bless them that curse you,

do good to them that hate you, and

pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. 

Matthew 5:44




May the word I have read, Lord, be planted deeply in my mind and heart.
Help me not to walk away and forget it, but to meditate on it and obey it
and so built my life on the rock of your truth.

(from Prayers for Our Lives: 95 Lifelines to God for Everyday Circumstances) non-affiliate


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.


Good And Evil

(Author’s Note: Sorry for no post yesterday and the late posting today.  Have been a little under the weather and working on my monthly project for a friend.)

Good and Evil

I felt the need to address the issue of good and evil again.

God does not cause pain and suffering in our lives because He is love.

God takes the bad things that happen and makes sure good comes from them.

It was evil that caused the blood vessels to rupture at the base of Joe’s brain.  God saw what a mess evil had made and decided the best way to heal him was to have Joe move to heaven.

This decision was painful for those of us left behind but with God’s help we adjusted to life without Joe physically being here.  He is and always will be forever in our hearts.

So when bad events happen in life, remember God did not cause them.  He will see you through whatever evil has come your way.

Fear not, for I am with you;

Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  

I will strengthen you,

Yes, I will help you,

I will uphold you with

My righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10