For your consideration…….

Today’s message is about and one of gratitude and choices.

Where we are, what we are, what we have is enough. We are blessed should we choose to believe it and see it.

Yes, there is loss. Yes, there is sadness. Yes, there is tragedy. Yes, there is meanness. Yes, there is impatience. Yes, there is anxiety. Yes, there is evil.

But we still have a choice on what defines us. We have a choice on how we live our lives.

We can choose living our lives from the outside in. Or we can choose to live our lives from the inside out.

The first, chooses to live letting doom and gloom dictate who we are and what we do. The latter chooses to live in a state of grace, grateful for the blessings we have fully understanding that we are already a perfect self-contained package….a gift to the world.

We have a choice. We always have a choice. Choose a blessed life, living from the inside out.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take……

-Meditate. Let your blessings and grace percolate up.

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

-Drink lots of water. There are a lot of “bugs” going around. Stay hydrated.

-Feel your “Grace”. Feel your blessings.


What made me smile yesterday…..

-A perfect class of 4th and 5th graders. I have to say, I had a “Are you smarter than a 5th grader moment?” For the life of me I could not remember the equation for finding the circumference of a circle. Yikes. We had a good laugh at that.

-A hair cut. I have been trying to get that done for 2 weeks. Today the perfect slot opened up.

-Only 1 more gift to buy and then on to my very favorite part…..wrapping. I love to wrap.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris



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