For your consideration…

Our message came in via the song Silence is Golden,” by the Tremeloes. In particular, the lyrics Silence is golden but my eyes still see.”

It is important to remember that when we silence ourselves, go into the silence, our other senses are heightened. When we get silent, we quickly discover that there is almost always still noise; the furnace fan, the refrigerator or computer humming, birds, the footsteps of a pet, etc. In mindfulness, we sometimes hone in on one of these sounds to stay focused. So silence, the absence of speaking, can be very helpful because even though we turn off our speaking voice, our head is often still screaming. We need to focus on it and silence it as well. This is the first part of the message.

The second part centers around Proverbs 17:28, “Even a fool when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips he is considered prudent.” It is a gift to know when to hold our tongues and when to speak. None of us is perfect at it but it is a goal in our life purpose to know when to speak up and when to stay silent.

The next part of the message is to think before we speak. We don’t want to be like the little boy with his finger in the dam. No one would listen to him because he had cried wolf so many times. If we want people to hear what we have to say, we need to be conscious of our words, their target, their intended goal, their truth and validity, and will they add meaning and love.

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.”

-Think before we speak. Be silent when we need to be.

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

-Guard, respect, and honor silence.

-Drink lots of water.

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


What made me smile yesterday…

-A chill day.

-It is always a good day when I don’t have to wash the sheets when I get up.

-Catching up with Jody and Alex.

-Lots of cards done….all that I needed to get done and some to spare.

-A good book. Books are one of my saving graces.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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