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Lenten Weekend Wisdom: Let It Go, Let It Go

Here is another quote from Paul David Tripp’s book Journey To The Cross; A 40-Day Lenten Devotional.

God intends suffering to pry open our hands wo we let go of the things of this earth and hold more tightly to Jesus.

Paul David Tripp – Journey To The Cross; A 40-Day Lenten Devotional (Day 4, pg 29)

What are you holding to tight?

Sit at the foot of the cross and Let It Go. Hold tight to Jesus instead.

This week make some quiet time and reflect on what you are holding on to that you can cast aside and hold on to Jesus.

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.

Weekend Wisdom: Abundance!

Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.

Marianne Williamson
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
Khalil Gibran
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
2 Peter 1:2


Dazzling Because Of Imperfections

I received this quote via email from Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project Blog, Moment of Happiness.”   

“Some beautiful things are more dazzling when they are still imperfect than when they have been too perfectly crafted.”

 La Rochefoucauld, Collected Maxims and Other Reflections

I immediately related to it as I am imperfect.

Some people see me as imperfect because I am a widow, an introvert, or a Botticelli woman. They do not see those characteristics as part of what makes me dazzling, instead they just see them as flaws.

To those of you who see me as dazzling because of my flaws – Thank You. It is a joy to spend time with you and call you friend.

If you don’t see me as dazzling? Just remember chiseling away those flaws will make me nothing more than a Stepford Wife.   

Do you love your imperfections because they make you dazzling?




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