For your consideration…

How ironic that this quote comes from Helen Keller but it emphasizes the point that holding our head up high and facing life head-on is an attitude. Our attitude is in our control. We get to decide what we want it to be. No one can decide for us unless we let them.

Often we don’t hold our heads up high because we are ashamed, embarrassed, disappointed, etc., in our behavior. We lack confidence or feel we are undeserving. The key part of today’s message tells us this is untrue. We were born as a creation of our God. We are his work in progress. We are asked not to judge ourselves or others. Instead accept that we are on a learning journey and we are better today than we were yesterday. We always have reason to hold our head up high.

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.”

-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.

-Hold your head up high.


What made me smile yesterday…

-A  beautiful day.

-Lots of work done around the house.

-A new baby for Mary Clare and Scott…Audie.

-Catching up with Kathy, Mary, and both of my girls.

-A good book.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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