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  Life seems very interesting and synchronicitic when I pay attention. Recently I was reading an email I get from a site called Awaken. The article I was reading was a excerpt written by Ram Dass. Ram Dass was talking to a student who was having a difficult time meditating because he was having...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Last spring I taught a course for the Unity ministerial program on staff and volunteer development. One of the concepts I tried to get the students to understand and embrace was that whatever church they serve in was not theirs. They were a leader and part of the church but the church is the...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017
I was reading an article recently and the author used the the phrase "we live in a VUCA world-volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous." Interesting phrase that brings up the notion that it is crazy out there.  I have been struggling for awhile with how to engage the world but engage it from a...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017
We conclude our series Sunday with the 7th day of creation "and on the seventh day he rested." I have a curious mind and an endless amount of energy. I have always, in the past, been someone who had multiple projects in process and a task list a mile long. I would only do one thing at a time but...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017
There has been a lot happening in the news that has caused pain, fear, and anger in many people, including me. I am convinced that it is essential that we stand up for what we believe to be true and add our voice to the call for change and peace. But, I believe we have entered a time where to truly...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017
This past week I spent 3 days in a seminar sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and the Lilly School of Philanthropy on gift giving, planned giving, and developing a major gift and capital campaign. The Board had me schedule this training as we begin to continue our preparations  for a...
By: rnelson
Posted: Friday, August 4, 2017
Board of Trustees report Greetings, All! If you think that attendance at our Sunday Services is greater than in past Summers, you’re right. Our attendance has been greater than the last two years - both in the summer and overall. So, apparently we are moving away from being one of Louisville’s best...
By: rnelson
Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017
One of my favorite shows on public radio is On Being hosted by Krista Tippett. Krista explores spiritual topics from a variety of perspectives to help the listener deepen their understanding of various points of view or spiritual traditions that they may not be familiar with. I like this show...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017
t takes a lot of work and effort on the part of many people, both volunteer and paid staff, to operate an organization with the variety of programming and activities that Unity of Louisville has. One of the key factors, as we continue to grow and evolve, is the development of the volunteer...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017
This week we get an opportunity to experience one of the more powerful practices I learned in ministerial school; Nonviolent Communication (NVC). NVC is based in the work of Marshall Rosenberg and has as one of its core teachings that there are universal needs that all people are attempting to have...
By: rnelson
Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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