For your consideration……..

Every story has a plot with characters and conditions that interact. The cause and effect are what carries the story along to conclusion. Without all kinds of conditions, without protagonists and antagonists etc. the story would go no where. There would be no lesson.

We are the central character in the story(ies) of our own life. Those conditions, settings, characters etc. are necessary to move our story(ies) along. We all appreciate the stories with happy endings. We all appreciate the protagonists that support us. But we don’t necessarily appreciate the conflicts and antagonists. We appreciate them in stories we read, movies or on TV but not in our own life.

That is where we are being drawn today for our message. The wins and losses, the conflicts or accomplishments, the protagonists and antagonists etc. are all good. They are all necessary to move our story along. It is all good.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can do…….

-Meditate/pray…..focus on all that has given to you. It is all good.

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths……if it is safe in your area to do so.

-Chill out. Relax. Reflect.

What made me smile yesterday…….

-A slow morning doing chores at home.

-A new recipe from Alex was wonderful. Thank you, Babycakes.

-Lesson learned…Reread once, twice, three times before you send out a text message is you have a smart phone to make sure it didn’t change what you typed.

-Sometimes you just find those things in life that make is so much better. Polar fleece sheets this winter have been a blessing. I ordered sets for my grandkids. I can’t wait till they get them.

-An easy trip to Stillwater. I would love to stay but think I better get out of here before the heavy snow and dangerous temps come in.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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