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Several years ago, a friend gave me a book “Simple Abundance” by Sarah Ban Breathnach. The book contains readings for each day but the overarching theme is developing six tools for our inner journey: gratitude, simplicity, order, harmony, beauty, and joy.
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Several years ago, a friend gave me a book “Simple Abundance” by Sarah Ban Breathnach.  The book contains readings for each day but the overarching theme is developing six tools for our inner journey:  gratitude, simplicity, order, harmony, beauty, and joy.   When I got the book in 1999, I read it through the year.  Then I put it away.  After a few years, I went through it again.  This past year I reread it and found though some of the writing is dated, many of the ideas still resonate with me. 

 Gratitude is the first tool, and recognizing all of the people and things around me that make my life richer is a very good exercise.    Now at the beginning of 2014, I first see that this church has helped to shape the person I am now and the person I am becoming.   I am grateful that I found this place for both worship and work, and always I am grateful for the wonderful people I work with and the wonderful musicians that we hear.  I am especially grateful for the singers in the choir who work so hard each week and bring such beautiful music to our services.  

 On January 5 we will hear guitarist Eric Liffmann play at our services. 

 On January 12, the choir returns to sing a piece by Unitarian Universalist composer, Joyce Poley.

 On January 19, Marie Flowers will provide music celebrating the life of Martin Luther King.

 On January 26 the choir sings music appropriate for our preparation for the weekend with theologian Rebecca Parker.