For your consideration…

We often hear phrases, songs, poems, comments about the power of love. Indeed, we are often told through our blog messages and beliefs that “only love is real.” Today’s message reminds us of that. It reminds us that only love is real and the true power of love.

From birth to death, before and beyond, it is love that carries us from moment to moment. We are conceived through God’s blessing and welcome back home as well. Perhaps we are thinking, “Yes, of course, we know that.” But what about all of the life moments in between?

Today we are asked to think about life. Reflect on the direct impact love or lack of love has on it.  We have all witnessed examples of , “all the money in the world can not buy happiness.” That is because true love, is not for sale. True love is freely given. It comes from our authentic self which is the thread that connects us to God.

We are reminded that no matter what we do, the addition of love enhances it, expands it, makes it more. It makes us more. Focus on love. Add love to whatever we do. Bless it on whoever crosses our path.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…

-Affirm…“I am loved.”

-Affirm…“Only love is real.”

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Let love lead in all we do, all we are.


What made me smile yesterday…

-Shannon got Bruce safely home.

-Help from Shannon, Will, Vickie.

-A good start on my drive home made easy with conversations with Jackie, Alex, Shannon, and Cathy.

-Water aerobics even though I hated saying goodbye.

-Podcasts…so much more fun on road trips than when we were kids.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris




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