For your consideration…

Ahhh…memory. We all think about it. We often struggle with it. Some of us worry about it. We admire people who have a great memory.

Memory can be pesky. We forget the stuff we want to remember and/or can’t forget things we want to. The older we get the more some of us seem to struggle with it. I believe it is true what they say, “Use it or lose it.” It would seem like the less we have to remember, the easier it would be but that is not always the case. There are more and more exercises and games designed (at least they advertise) to maintain or improve our memory.

So it is probably safe to say that we can all relate to memory in some way, shape, or form. Today’s message wants us to consider another aspect of memory.

First, forget judgment. Quit being hard on ourselves. It serves no purpose and can make matters worse. We are asked to quit cluttering our brain space with recriminations.

Secondly, consider this. Consider that when the event, person, place, or thing we can’t remember now was occurring, we were present. We experienced what we needed to experience. We learned what we needed to learn. The moment linked us to the next…and next…and next, etc. The fact that we can’t remember it now, does not change that. That memory, whether we remember it or not, accomplished what it needed to.

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.

-Take memories as they come. Quit stressing about what we can not remember.


What made me smile yesterday…

-A beautiful day.

-Jul came to visit so I could go pick Jody up from the airport.

-We are sooo happy she is visiting.

-A good book.

-Catching up with Jackie.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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