For your consideration…

As I often say, I love the variety of how our messages come in. Today I was given a couple of childhood memories. The first one reminded me of what good horse riders my parents were. My mom especially was just one with the horse. The second memory of a day on my grandparent’s farm in Marine City. My uncle Tim is just two years older than me. I think I was 9 or 10 and he 11 or 12. He had just gotten a new horse, Freckles and wanted to take me for a ride. My dad was skeptical but my grandparents assured him that it would be alright and I really wanted to do it. So I hopped on behind him and away we went. It was great until we turned around to head back. Freckles knowing he was going to get to go back to the barn started running. Tim could not control him. He tried to act like it was ok but I was having a very hard time holding on. By the time we got back and my dad got Freckles stopped, I was hanging off of the side of the horse. It was scary then but funny now.

I was given that memory to remind us that we all know home. We all know what home feels like. We all know what comforts us there. These things should be sacred to us. We need them. If catsup on our cornbread reminds us of home and comforts us, we should put catsup on our cornbread no matter where we are. We may be with different people in different places from where our home was but we are the same. What comforts us is the same.

Now let me end with this. “Catsup on your cornbread,” is not something I do or have ever seen anyone do. That I would get this message means that it is specific to someone, for someone(s). So if that is you or you know someone who does it, this message is something they need to hear. I don’t know why and don’t need to know why, just that it is targeted to someone specific today.

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 or the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

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

-Protect our sacred home.


What made me smile yesterday…

-A beautiful day.

-Solar electrical issues fixed.

-Dinner at Aubrees with Jul, Vicki, and Jody. It was a fun night to sit outside and visit.

-A new caregiver for Bruce. We loved her. We are lucky to have found 2 good ones.

-I baked Sister Pie’s Robert Redford cookies. Yum.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris



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