For your consideration…

I had to laugh when today’s message came through. We had just been laughing about raising kids and this came up, “Pick your battles.”

Yes, today’s message is about picking your battles but for a very specific reason. No, it is not about picking ones you think you can win. No, it is not about always standing your ground. No, it is not about standing on principle.

While we may want to do any of the above, today’s message wants us to think about ourselves. It wants us to be selfish. It wants us to ask ourselves this question, “Will this battle bring love and happiness into my life?” The reality is that only love is real. So if we are not going to feel love and loved if we fight this battle, we have to question, “Is it really worth it?’

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.

-Be selfish. You deserve love and happiness. Be love. Be happy.


What made me smile yesterday…

-A day full of excitement.

-Alex and Conner are here for a visit.

-Catching up with Lori and Mary.

-Bruce’s normal Friday caregiver canceled at the last minute. It wouldn’t be a big deal but I had to go to the airport to pick up Alex and Conner. My angels smiled down on me and his other caregiver, Lisa, was here within a half hour. So grateful.

-A good book.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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