For your consideration…

Today’s message came in via a song. It actually woke me. I said “Nah” and tried to go back to sleep. But that is not how this gift works. And this song will stay with me like a broken record playing over and over until I write our message. The song is “How Do I Live Without You?”

(in part)

How do I get through one night without you If I had to live without youWhat kinda life would that beOh I, I need you in my arms, need you to holdYou’re my world, my heart, my soul
If you ever leaveWell, baby you would take away everythingGood in my lifeAnd tell me now
How do I live without you?I want to knowHow do I breathe without you?If you ever goHow do I ever, ever surviveHow do I, how do I, oh how do I live
Without youThere’d be no sun in my skyThere would be no love in my lifeThere’d be no world left for me
And I, well baby, I don’t know what I would doI’d be lost if I lost you…

It is hard to write about losing people you love. It is the unimaginable made imaginable. It is the unimaginable brought to life in full and living color. It is maybe the hardest thing we will ever do. We have help if we choose to accept it. Once again our Faith comes into play if we choose to let it. Loss of the people we love is a grief like no other. But again just like yesterday’s message, we know that life goes on and we can get through it.

The people we love are a gift, the most precious of gifts from God. They are loaned to us, to walk with us on our life journey. And no matter how long we have them for what they bring to our lives…what they have added…is never lost. It does not die. It can not die because it is 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.”

-Affirm…“Love never dies.”

-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.


What made me smile yesterday…

-A beautiful day.

-Magnificent lightning and thunderstorms.

-We got to watch Conner and Moose.

-Alex and Conner stayed for dinner.

-A good book, last in a series.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude.

Rev. Chris


Leave a Reply