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I have been thinking a lot about the divisiveness and constant level of outrage and judgment we experience every day. I thought I would take this space and clear some ideas that have been percolating in my head. To be clear I am not asking anything other than, possibly, maybe I/we will stop and...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019
Every week we close our service with the Peace Song. We have made an adjustment in the song from “let there be peace earth” to an affirmation of “now there is peace on earth.” We claim this is something happening now not in some distant future where things are different, but now. But, do we think...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019
My name is Leah Zellers, and I’m the grateful mama to four-year-old Elle.  I am co-parenting Elle joyfully with BJ, a man to which I was once married, and out of a bond that was broken, a new and beautiful relationship emerged.Elle’s father and I met in our early-20’s and developed what ultimately...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Our diversity theme for the month of July is family make-up and structure. Family is an interesting topic to think of, from a diversity point of view. We all come from a family. Some of us came from families that were warm and nurturing and give us warm memories. Some came from families that were...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Building UpdateOn Friday July 19th the Board of Trustees formally accepted the final draft proposal for the purchase of the Melbourne Heights Baptist Church on Taylorsville Road. There are still issues to be worked out primarily financing and planning and implementing the move.Purchase of Melbourne...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019
I have found that life will give us many opportunities to practice staying present and mindful. The ego and the human side of my consciousness will always be trying to pull me away from the moment. My ego seems to like drama. Maybe I am unique in this, I really don’t know. But, as I have aged I...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Dylan ThomasThe inclusion theme this month is aging. More accurately it is listed as aging gracefully. I am sure what growing old and aging gracefully is. So often older...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2019
Have you ever stood in the edge of the ocean and felt that powerful tidal pull as the water rushes back into the ocean? That’s how the “divine nudge” of a coming life-change felt to me. I wanted to stay where I was - happy and fulfilled in my current state of life. But that insistent “pull” forward...
By: rnelson
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
I hadn’t really noticed that my family was any different than the kids I went to school with until we moved from town out towards the country. all the neighborhood kids loved to come play at my house. we’d all gone to school together since kindergarten so at the end of third grade I was pretty...
By: rnelson
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Dear ReaderWant to take this time to update everyone on our progress of the sale of our existing facility and the move the Melbourne HeightsMoveWe are coming to the completion of the time to clear any considerations and enter into a purchase agreement. The ad hoc due diligence committee met with...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019

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