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Weekend Wisdom: Overflowing With Hope

This is one of my favorite Bible verses.

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: Taking Refuge

May the Lord be our deliverer and stronghold as we go into this week after springing forward this morning.

Special prayers for those of you who start your work week on Sunday mornings.

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,

    my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,

    my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:2
English Standard Version
(ESV)
biblegateway.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 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: Unconfined Joy and Blistered Feet

Ah…This gem reminds me of nights my friends and I spent at the local disco back in my college days.

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;

No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet

To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.

~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Joy was definitely unconfined even when we stumbled on blistered feet across the parking at 2 a.m. to the local pancake house. We needed to refuel for the walk back to the dorms. I miss those plate-size pancakes smothered in blueberries and drowned in maple syrup then washed down with endless cups of coffee.

Now at 2 a.m. you might find me stumbling on bunion feet to the bathroom. 😀

Have a great weekend and may your joy be unconfined whether you are dancing or just walking around the block.

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

W.W. – National Dog Biscuit Day

For those of you who have a dog in your life, spoil them rotten today. I miss my Rommie, my golden girl.

Also for those of you who do not have dogs, this quote is the truth. Those of you who do have dogs already know this wisdom.

 “If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.”

Author Phil Pastoret

Below is a favorite recipe of Rommie’s. Oh and there is no reason you can’t eat it either.

So enjoy with a furry friend today!

Opening Day at the Pool!
Rommie Kearns (August 5 2002 – July 31 2015)

I originally found this recipe in either Your Dog or The Whole Dog Journal as those were the magazines I subscribed to when Rommie adopted Joe and me.

Marvelous Mutt Meatballs“Real Food For Dogs” by Arden Moore

Ingredients

½ lb ground beef or sirloin

1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 carrot, finely chopped

½ cup bread crumbs

1 egg whisked

3 T tomato paste (low sodium)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.

Scoop out by the spoonful and roll into min-sized meatballs.

Place the meatballs on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonfat cooking spray

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Cool and store in the refrigerator in a container with a lid.

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

WW: Always Let The Light In

One of the ways to keep your house warmer is to keep the drapes, curtains, and blinds closed. However, that keeps out the light. I work from home and open the drapes every morning so the light gets in, even during frigid Northeast Ohio winters.

Got to let even the gloomy, overcast winter light inside. Light is light and it drives out darkness, whether it is the darkness in a room or the darkness in your soul.

No matter how cold the weather is where you live or in your soul, always

Let the light in.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9
English Standard Version
(ESV)
(emphasis mine)

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 used 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: New Thing

Weekend Wisdom is not a new thing. It was born out of a desire to publish every day when I started blogging but did not know if I could write 7 posts a week. Publishing quotes, poems, and scripture meant I had two days where I did not have to publish original content.

It is with great pleasure that I bring Weekend Wisdom (a.k.a. WW) back. I pray these posts provide encouragement and uplift your soul as you end your week and get ready for a new week.

May you see the new thing God is doing in your life this year.

“Soda Dam” – New Mexico 1992

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

“Downstream From Soda Dam” – October 1992 Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Springs, NM

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 used 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

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Sundae Silence – Sunrise

Starting today there will be a new series – Sundae Silence. It will simply be one of my photographs. Hopefully, it will be your sweet treat to start your week or end your week depending on how you view Sunday’s.

Just spend a few moments in silence enjoying the picture. No words will accompany this blog post after today. I know there is or was one other blogger who did a Sunday Silence series. I’m following his/her lead because I struggled with finding a quote, scripture or poem for Weekend Wisdom.

Enjoy!

fire_sunrise

 

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. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of chocolate, red roses and golden retrievers and is an amateur photographer.

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