For your consideration……

Today’s message is all about water. Every day we are reminded to drink lots of water. Today’s message goes a little deeper.

Whether stormy or calm, high or low, naturally flowing or from manmade devices, we need water. Water has a flow and it sustains the flow of our own life. Water reminds us to go with the flow and not “battle” our way through life.

Water cleanses us in body, mind and spirit. In return we are asked to cleanse and keep our waters clean.

Whether standing under a shower or soaking in a tub, water washes away the stress and challenges of the day. Or it can invigorate us in preparation of the new day.

Water nourishes us. It quenches our thirst. It keeps our physical body moving.

The sound of water may reflect or incite our feelings or it may bring us peace and calm if we choose.

Water is a blessed gift given to us. We are being asked today to reflect on that. Honor water onto and into your body. Be grateful for its sound and beauty. Protect it and cherish it.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.


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

-Meditate/pray…..often putting on a recording of water helps us in meditation.

-Take in at least 10 deep breaths while outdoors.

-Drink lots of water. Bless it and be grateful for it.

-Envision and journal about your favorite spot on the water.

What made me smile yesterday……

-A wonderful peaceful day in the sun with Bruce.

-A warm pool.

-At peace. Our Alex has a home. My Uncle Tim was very close to my age, much younger than his other brothers and sister. I remember my grandmother telling me once that you always want to see your children settled with their own home. Ahhh, Grandma, I feel it.

-Shannon’s funny email just made me laugh. That is two of them in a week that made me giggle.

-Alex is off to San Diego to catch an aircraft carrier for her “carrier quals”. I am smiling because she is so joyous. Pray with me for calm seas.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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