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Weekend Wisdom: Germinating Faith

Happy Saturday and Happy Sweetest Day!

We are experiencing our first taste of cold weather as temperatures dipped into the 30’s overnight. Currently, at 6:45 a.m., it is a “balmy” 35 degrees. Boy does it feel wonderful to hold a hot coffee mug, a mug that seems hotter than normal.

Today’s post is based on the devotion Sow A Seed (day 12) in Mark Batterson’s Draw the Circle, The 40 Day Prayer Challenge.

In this devotion Mark writes about sequoia, watermelon and mustard seeds and the power of their seeds.

If you have faith as small as a mustard seed…

Matthew 17:20

Our dreams need faith, even faith as small as a mustard seed, to germinate. Faith steps out and prays bold prayers and then takes steps to make the dream come true, after all faith is an action verb (devotion for Day 7).

My dream is for this country to stay as the founding fathers envisioned – a country run by it’s citizens who had the freedom to make decisions for their lives. They did not want a country run by a tyrannical big government who told the citizens where to live, work and play.

My dream is not a small dream but I have buried that dream in my heart and am watering it with prayer. I have faith that if it is God’s will, this country will remain as a glorious light visible to all the world. (Matthew 5:14-16)

So go sow a seed and use your faith, even if it is as small as a mustard seed, to grow your dream.

Seeds of Faith (original artwork at the end of the prayer in my prayer journal.)

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.

Introvert Weekend Wisdom: Hard-Won Resilience

Welcome to another weekend of quotes from Holley Gerth’s book The Power of Introverts, Why The World Needs You To Be You. The book releases on Tuesday 15 September. I have finished reading it and will do a review on Thursday 17 September.

This quote seems the perfect on to publish the day after 9/11.

Experiential resilience means doing what we must even on the hard days. If you haven’t given up, then you have experiential resilience, even if sometimes the most you can do is keep breathing.

Holley Gerth, The Powerful Purpose of Introverts, Why The World Needs You To Be You. (Hard-won Resilience Chapter) Kindle Location 1814

Coming Attraction: Tuesday 15 September – Living In The Sewer With Erik

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 To Live By For Summer 2020

HAPPY SUMMER!!!!

Here is a wonderful quote by one of my favorite men – Ralph Waldo Emerson. To all you father’s out there, BE the example of this quote for your kids.

Rommie did not like “wild air” as that meant thunder boomers. She was not very scared of them, but she was not comfortable either.

Now go LIVE this quote! If ever there was a summer where we need to be bravely and fully living Ralph’s words, it is this summer.

Why are you still reading this blog post –

GO!!!!!!

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, co-facilitating a grief support group, and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com

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