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52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 52

Welcome to the last week of 52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year series!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed reading this series and taking the challenge of applying the verse to your life each week. I pray God has shown you how each verse works in your life.

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Here is the final verse and what a beautiful one –

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore…For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. 

Revelation 7:16-17 


Thank you for taking this 52-week journey with me. Hopefully, God has shown you how at least some of these verses apply to your life.


christmas signatureBio: 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. 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.

The Life We Lead

I believe it is possible for a person to love another person despite the life they lead.

In fact that is what I believe we are required to do. 

So love your neighbor as yourself even though:

  • She is on welfare and has a kid every other year.
  • He plays in a rock band and they rehearse until 2 a.m. on the weekends.
  • He or she is bedding a different woman or man every night and twice on Sundays.
  • He spends 80% of his time traveling and ignores his wife and kids when he is home.
  • She is a widow who has not dated in 4.5 years and there are no prospects on the horizon.
  • He is a widower who has spent every day the past 10 years crying and begging for God to bring his wife back.

There is something about the life we lead that any other person can find offensive.

So spend this weekend loving your neighbor as you love yourself.  You just might develop a new respect for him or her.