For your consideration…

Wow…today’s message actually came in as “the refusal.” Then “hidden figures” came in. As I sat with these the pieces started to fall into place. It came clear that our message is about hidden…our instincts…our knowing.

Often our instincts are minimized. It is called “woo woo” stuff. Or just women’s intuition. There is no “woo woo” or “just” about it. Our instincts are real. They are important gifts that we need to develop and listen to. If you are here, you most likely know and are doing this.

Today’s message is much more specific. It tells us that when we feel uncomfortable with something, pay attention and “refuse” to go along with it. When our instincts are screaming that something is not right, refuse to be a part of it.

Quite simply, we are told to use our “right of refusal” when our instincts tell us to. We don’t owe an explanation. We don’t have to be embarrassed. We don’t have to feel guilty. But we do need to honor our instincts.

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.

-Honor our instincts. Use our right of refusal.


What made me smile yesterday.

-Great second graders.

-Some shopping done on my way home.

-Catching up with both my girls, Kathy, Cathy, Susan, and Kelly….Wow.

-A good book.

-Some drawers cleaned out.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris



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