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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!

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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.

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 49

It’s week 49 and the end of this series is in sight.

This weeks verse reminds us that if we will seek the Lord, He will deliver us. He hears our every cry, prayer and praise. He delivers us from our tribulations in His time.

I seek Him in His Word, in nature, in my co-workers, and in friends and family.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me,

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and delivered me from all my fears. 

Psalm 34:4

He delivered me from all my fears by going to the cross…and the good news is He also delivered you from your fears when He went to the cross.

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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 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

Thankfulness – Adelaide Anne Proctor

Happy Thanksgiving my dear readers! May you find a reason to give thanks even if you are grieving or working through another nasty life event.

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Here is a poem I found from A Sacrifice of Praise, Second Edition, An Anthology of Christian Poetry in English from Caedmon to the Mid-Twentieth Century; Edited by James H. Trott.

May you have a joy-filled Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Thankfulness

My God, I thank thee who hast made

The earth so bright;

So full of splendour and of joy,

Beauty and light;

So many glorious things are here,

Noble and right!

 

I thank thee, too, that thou hast made

Joy to abound;

So many gentle thoughts and deeds

Circling us round,

That on earth darkest spot of earth

Some love is found.

 

I thank thee more that all our joy

Is touched with pain;

That shadows fall on brightest hours;

That thorns remain;

So that earth’s bliss may be our guide,

And not our chain.

 

For though who knowest, Lord, how soo

Our weak heart clings,

Hast given us joys, tender and true,

Yet all with wings,

So that we see, gleaming on high,

Diviner things!

 

I thank thee, Lord, that though hast kept

The best in store;

We have enough, yet not too much

To long for more:

A yearning for a deeper peace,

Not known before.

 

I thank thee, Lord, that here our souls,

Though amply blest

Can never find, although they seek,

A perfect rest –

Nor ever shall, until they lean

On Jesus’ breast.

 

Adelaide Anne Proctor

(1825 – 1864)

 

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 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.

 

Weekend Wisdom: Wise Words

Welcome to Weekend Wisdom. I know Weekend Wisdom has been scarce this year. Hopefully that will change next year.

Today’s post was inspired by Quote Garden’s Wise Words Quotations page. 

Enjoy these words of wisdom.

 

Why be anything other than good? Why do anything other than love?

Johnathan Dahl

Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns!

Allison Gappa Bottke

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.

Victor Hugo

The happiest people don’t worry too much about whether life is fair or not, they just get on with it.

Andrew Matthews

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.

Betty Smith,

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weekend Wisdom: Shake

We are going to turn up the volume on Weekend Wisdom today, we are going to be anything but quiet thanks to Mercy Me.

Here is the video and lyrics to Mercy Me’s Shake.  

May the great God Almighty change you because brand new looks so good on you.

I just can’t believe
Where my life was at
All that I know is that my heart was broken
And I don’t ever wanna go back

Ain’t no explanation
How I saw the light
He found me and set me free
And it brought me back to life

Blame it on the transformation
Changed down to the core
His love is real
And I can’t sit still
Cause my name’s not shamed no more

Great God Almighty, gonna change this
Great God Almighty, He gonna change me

You gotta shake, shake, shake
Like you’re changed, changed, changed
Brand new looks so good on you
So shake like you’ve been changed

Come on and shake, shake, shake like you changed
Shake, shake, shake like you changed

Maybe He came to you
When everything seemed fine
Or maybe your world was upside down
And hit you right between the eyes
No matter when it happened
At 7 or 95
Move your feet ’cause you are free
And you’ve never been more alive

You gotta shake, shake, shake
Like you’re changed, changed, changed
Brand new looks so good on you
So shake like you’ve been changed

Come on and shake, shake, shake
Like you’re changed, changed, changed
Brand new looks so good on you
So shake like you’ve been changed

Come on and shake, shake, shake like you changed
Shake, shake, shake like you changed
Shake, shake

Great God Almighty, gonna change me
Great God Almighty, He gonna change me
Great God Almighty, gonna change me
Great God Almighty, He gonna change me

No matter when it happened
At 7 or 95
Move your feet, ’cause you are free
And you’ve never been more alive
You got to shake, shake, shake
Like you’re changed, changed, changed
Brand new looks so good on you
So shake like you’ve been changed

Come on gotta shake, shake, shake
Like you’re changed, changed, changed
Brand new looks so good on you
So shake like you’ve been changed

Come on and shake, shake, shake like you changed
Shake, shake, shake like you changed
Shake, shake

Great God Almighty, done changed me
Great God Almighty, He done changed me

Songwriters: HINSON, EDWARD JR. / BRITO, RUSTY / GILES, CAMERON
© Universal Music Publishing Group, MOON AND MUSKY MUSIC, MUSIC SERVICES, INC.
For non-commercial use only.
Data From: LyricFind

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