For your consideration…

I am positive that we have never had a message on “linger” before. I got that “zing” last night the minute I heard it as the prompt for today’s message. There is a beautiful song by Samara Joy, an enormously talented young jazz artist, entitled “Linger Awhile” that inspires our message.Too often we are always in a hurry. We tend to beat ourselves up if we don’t get enough done. Of course, we don’t want to be procrastinators. But once again, we are reminded to practice…notice….be aware of…balance.

Stars shine above you, linger awhileWhisper I love you, linger awhileWhen you have gone awayEach hour seems like a dayI’ve something to tell youSo linger awhile

So often, our actions are on automatic. That kiss as we leave our loved ones is great but how much more incredible would it be if we were completely focused on it let it linger with a look or hug? Think about those special dinners we have with friends and loved ones where we lingered after with an extra cup of coffee and just talked, laughed, and enjoyed one another.

We are often asked to be fully present in the moment. Today we are asked to notice those special ones and add to them, expand them, by lingering with love action and intentions.

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.”

-Remember…You are the keeper of the light, Wherever you go, there can be no darkness.

-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.

-Linger awhile.


What made me smile yesterday…

-A beautiful day.

-I was up early and ready on my computer to get in the que for “A Day With Thomas the Train.” I scored with the brunch and tickets I needed. Conner will be over the moon.

-I am so lucky to have The Henry Ford Museum near by.

-I ushered at Hill Auditorium last night. I love doing this. Again, Samara Joy is absolutely incredible. She sounds like Ella Fitzgerald. She relates to the audience and has many good, loving, intelligent messages.

-A new book series.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris



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