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I was reading an article recently and the author used 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
This week Gerry Boylan starts of a new 7 week series, The Creative Process. The Creative Process draws upon the first chapter of Genesis to describe  how creation unfolds from thought to manifestation. Unity understands the story of Genesis as an allegory explaining what takes place in the mind of...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Not so long ago I took myself off all social media because I just did not like the level of negativity, right and left, that I was reading. Later, I realized that I can not avoid the negativity of the external, or heal it, until I am willing and able to address my own negativity and divisive...
By: rnelson
Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

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