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     "Augustine taught that true freedom is not choice or lack of constraint, but being what you are meant to be. Humans were created in the image of God. True freedom, then, is not found in moving away from that image but only in living it out."         This Sunday we begin a new series, Keep A...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018
This week we continue our study of the 4 Agreements by exploring the agreement "don't make assumptions." Seems rather straight forward and simple but like all the agreements there is more to it then first look. I don't know who first coined the phrase "life is meaningless and humans are meaning...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2018
 I have been reminded this week of the power of clear intention and vision.When I arrived at Unity of Louisville 4 1/2 years ago Rev Val, the Board and I set a clear intention to extend the brand and awareness of Unity. The focus, primarily, was on the spiritual seeker, what is often described as...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018
 This week we will explore the idea of "being impeccable with your word." At first glance, years ago when I first read the book, I thought this meant do what you say you are going to do. Walk your talk and to some degree that is part, but only a small part of the practice. This practice demands you...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018
 This weekend we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The birthday does more then celebrate the man it celebrates the ideas and the dreams of a people. I reflected this week on what the dream means to me and how do I take actions to make manifest the dream. Just a reminder of...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018
I spoke last week of the many challenges that last year seemed to bring. Challenges individually, collectively, and as a society. Challenges that seemed to strike at the core of my faith and core beliefs. Not a comfortable place to rest  in but what I have found when I am willing to sit in this...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Reflecting on the year 2017 I am reminded of the old Chinese curse "may you live in interesting times." This has certainly been an interesting year; personally, professionally, and collectively. I have had many experiences that have brought me moments of great joy and I have had moments that have...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017
Please join me in spirit or in person as we celebrate my husband Rev.Jack Poole's life on January 11, 2018 at Unity of Louisville, 757 S. Brook Street, Louisville KY. 4:00 pm reception before and after the service. Jack's Celebration of Life service at 6:00 pm.We request you bring hugs, your...
By: rnelson
Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017
I have been reflecting on the Advent season and contemplating the reason for the order of the days. I believe that we start with Faith because Faith is the foundation. With Faith we are able to see beyond conditions to the unlimited possibilities available to us. Jesus is reported to have told...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017
In a recent talk by Gerry he said he read a bumper sticker that said "if your not outraged your not paying attention." I have even heard commentators describe this as the age of outrage. Certainly there is much to be outraged about. I am not immune to the waves of emotions that events in the world...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017

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