Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Ferree Hardy

Today’s wisdom comes from author and fellow blogger, Ferree Hardy. She too unexpectedly became a widow when her first husband Bruce passed away. In 2012 her wonderful book Postcards from the Widows’ Path, Gleaning Hope and Purpose from the Book of Ruth was published.

In her book, Ferree takes you through her grief journey while sharing wisdom from Ruth, Naomi, and Orpah’s stories.

Gleaning wisdom from a quote can take some thought. However, the wisdom in this quote is very straightforward. The only thought required is whether or not this applies to you.

Committed companionship, someone you can depend on when life proves to be undependable, is a sign of a true friend.

Ferree Hardy – Postcards from the Widows’ Path, Gleaning Hope, and Purpose from the Book of Ruth
(Chapter 9 – Signs of a Good Friend, pg 83)

I encourage you to check out widowschristianplace.com and order a copy of her book. It is not just for widows. There are lessons everyone can learn from Ferree’s book.

F.Y.I. Ferree found love again and is happily re-married.

God bless you with a joy-filled day.

Coming tomorrow: Project 3:16 – Ruth

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 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 loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Mug

My favorite coffee mug has a hairline crack in it. I got this mug at the local Hallmark store 5-8 years ago.

2018

So it was time to get a new mug and put this one in the china cabinet. It took me a while but this is the mug I found through an ad on a friend’s website – Digging Deeper With God. It is bright and colorful with a great piece of wisdom written on it.

Psalm 39:7

May this mug last me just as long as the birdie one but may the words not only remain in me but may my actions reflect these words forever.

May the words also remain in you and your actions reflect them forever.

(Oh and P.S. It was a “balmy” 32 degrees when I took this picture.)

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 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 loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

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Lenten Weekend Wisdom: Confidence And Hope

In order to pray with confidence and

you need to know who you are praying to.

Paul David Tripp

Journey To The Cross; A 40-Day Lenten Devotional

What are the characteristics of your God? Are there things He can’t do? Is He mortal like you? Is He loving and forgiving?

When you confess your sins to Him are you do so out of fear and dread of being tarred and feathered?

The Bible verse referenced the Day 28 devotion by Tripp explains who you are confessing to:

14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:14 -16

Just a little something to meditate on to give you the confidence to pray and confess your sins before God and humbly asking for His forgiveness.

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 a virtual logistics contact center representative. 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 music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.