52 Bible Verses, Faith, Joy, Uncategorized

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 28

It is an overcast, rainy day in November 2016 as I am putting this series together. It is at this point in my writing, that I discovered week 28 was missing from my deck of cards (52 Weeks To A Positive Life by Norman Vincent Peale).

So I added these verses to the series for you to meditate on this week.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:16 – 17 



Cross photo from Unsplash.com; The crown of thorns hangs in my  living room.


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. You can view her photographs at OgleOhio.com because one blog is not enough.


1 Self-Improvement Tip

I have read articles and heard people say a great self-improvement tip is to surround yourself with people better than you. They will lift you up and help you learn, excel and grow into a better, more accomplished individual.

To that I say hogwash!


Because there is no fellow human who is better than me.

Not Better, Just Different

There are people in my life who have fancier titles than me, but that does not make them better –  just different.

There are people in my life whom have a graduate degree, but that does not make them better –  just different.

There are people in my life whom have started a business, but this also does not make them better – just different.

My education, accomplishments and overall life experiences differ from everyone else’s, but that does not make me better than them – just different.

~~ Hopefully we can learn from each other, providing you are open to learning new things. ~ ~

Go Ahead, Make Your Day!

So go ahead and improve yourself, surround yourself with people who are different than you and learn from them.  In doing so you will set yourself as different from other people, because not many people are willing to improve themselves.


Who will you surround yourself with?  What will you learn from their experiences? How will you apply what you learn to your life?

The Only Ones Better Than Me

By the way, there are people who are better than me and you and they are –

The Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

Coming   Tomorrow: Bring On February 2013!!!