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Mother’s Day 2021 – A Tribute to Mothers

God make the world so beautiful;

He made the sunset too,

And to make it look more youthful

He made the rain and dew.

And then He made the lovely trees,

To shade us from the sun,

He made the flowers, birds and bees,

But life had just begun.

The lovely world looked lonely

In spite of all it’s charms

So He made a little mother

With a baby in her arms.

He gave her strength to shield it,

He gave her mother-love,

A mother is God’s greatest gift

To earth from up above.

Author Unknown(From a scrapbook of poems my maternal grandmother collected)

Unfortunately not all mother’s have having a day filled with sunshine, roses and lollipops. Some are in mental pain from not being able to be with their children due to the virus, long distance or other issues. Some mother’s are in physical pain due to recovering from broken bones, surgery, or chronic illnesses. And finally, some mothers are in pain due to the grief of their spouse no longer being here to help raise the children.

So to all the mother’s who are in pain for whatever reason, I will pray these verses over you today.

Lord, my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.

Psalm 30:2

So do not fear, for

I am

with you,

do not be dismayed, for

I am

your God.

I will

strengthen you

and

help you.

I will

uphold you,

with my

righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

(Author’s note: Peonies were given to my from my mother after Joe and I moved into our house.)

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: Winter’s Secret

We were blessed with a white Christmas yesterday. At least 6, 8 or maybe 12 inches came down. I have not heard the final totals.

This picture was taken during the last winter storm when it was warmer out.

It is in the teens with wind chill in the single digits. The thought of opening the sliding glass door and stepping out into the weather to take a current picture is not a good idea, especially since I’m fighting off a cold or sinus infection.

So here’s a little winter wisdom.

Winter should not be considered as only negation and destruction. It is a secret and inward working of powers, which in spring will burst into visible activity.

~Henry James Slack (1818–1896), The Ministry of the Beautiful, “Conversation IV: Spring-time on the Western Coast,” 1850  [Lyulph speaking —tεᖇᖇ¡·g] – – – QuoteGarden.com

Another little bit of wisdom from me to all those who live in Northeast Ohio, have your pantry and freezer stocked. It’s going to be a long, snowy winter.

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: Advent Week 2 – LOVE

Welcome to the second week of Advent – the week of love. This country needs more love towards one another and to realize how much God love us. It is because of His love for us that we have hope and that we…

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2

Now I know living out Ephesians is very difficult nowadays due to the division in our country. God calls us to love others and that includes those who believe opposite us on different issues.

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

1 John 4:16

So let us rely on God’s love to help us love others in this advent season. It just may make the waiting to celebrate Christmas more bearable.

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.

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