Dear friends:

This weekend, we'll continue to explore how we can find lasting contentment, a sense of centered peace that allows us to live with clarity and equanimity, by turning to the practice of gratitude.

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize winner and writer, said:

“When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.”

It’s true, isn’t it? Choosing to be grateful — even in the midst of difficult times — has a soul-sculpting effect.

That wonderful theologian, Willie Nelson, said: “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."

I have noticed that the more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.

We’ll explore these two passages and explore their particular relevance in a world that seems to be in much chaos. I encourage you to read them ahead of time.

With abundant gratitude for you all,

PS — Looking for an efficient, safe way to give meaningful gifts this Christmas? Visit the Alternative Gift Market to make an impact and do a lot of your Christmas shopping with just a few clicks.

Interactive Zoom Worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Ends Nov. 22
Worship Live
Sundays at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Old Stories/New Twists
Podcast hosted by ministers