Tag: joy

Project 3:16 – Proverbs

Well fooey! We have to skip Psalms as chapter 3 ends with verse 8.

From the Lord comes deliverance.

    May your blessing be on your people.

Psalm 3:8

So hi ho, hi ho, it’s on to Proverbs we go.

Chapter 3 is about the Further Benefits of Wisdom (notice how Wisdom is referred to as a “she”). Here are the verses that are grouped together with 3:16 in my NIV Bible.

Blessed are those who find wisdom,

    those who gain understanding,

14 for she is more profitable than silver

    and yields better returns than gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies;

    nothing you desire can compare with her.

Proverbs 3:13-15

Long life is in her right hand;

    in her left hand are riches and honor.

Proverbs 3:16

Her ways are pleasant ways,

    and all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;

    those who hold her fast will be blessed.

Proverbs 3:17-18

As you bloom wherever you live and in whatever circumstances, may your roots be sunk deep in God’s wisdom – for that will surely bring you joy.

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.

Weekend Wisdom: Dickens

A short, sweet, simple quote from Charles Dickens.

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

Charles Dickens

Imagine the joy you will feel being reunited with a loved one in heaven. The heavenly relationship will be deeper and more meaningful than your earthly relationship with your loved one.

Source: brainyquote.com

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.

Figs, Grapes and Olives

Whatever happens in life, make a commitment to be joyful in God our Savior. He is with us every step of the way no matter how steep the mountains or how low the valley.

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.”

Habakkuk 3:17-19,
Early Morning Visitor

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