52 Bible Verses, Faith, Joy, Uncategorized

52 Bible Verses to a Joy Filled Year – Week 31

Well here we are, week 31 of 2017 already. A week that will see me learn, excel and grow while leaning on God for strength to climb a new mountain.


fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 

He will strengthen and helping us reach the top of our mountains. May God show you how He is helping you climb the mountain or mountains of your life this week.


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.

Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash


Weekend Wisdom: Biblical Strength

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Psalm 28:7

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Psalm 29:11

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:26


So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

1 Thessalonians 3:13


But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:11


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