Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Resilience

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Resilience is defined as a person’s capacity to recover quickly from suffering. The definition for an object with resilience is… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions – Resilience

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The staff-led Adult Spiritual Development Team has been hard at work over the last couple of years revisioning our program… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Integrity

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Amazingly, we are beginning a new decade this month. According to movies from my childhood, this should be the decade… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Awe

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What does it mean to be a people of awe? As we enter the winter holiday season, heading towards the… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions – Awe

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I resisted traveling to the Grand Canyon for many years — too predictable and touristy. Then I went and discovered… Read More >

Holiday Giving Tree & Mitten Tree Begin Nov. 24

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Holiday Giving Tree Spread holiday cheer by participating in this year’s Giving Tree program! We are thrilled to be paired… Read More >

Being an Agent of Change During the Season of Change

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by Cesar Cornier, Social Justice Coordinator. As we approach this transition into fall, I always look forward to seeing the… Read More >

Share The Plate – Believe in Students FAST Fund

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by Dawn Blackmore. “Believe in Students FAST Fund” is our November Share the Plate recipient. This is a fund to… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions – Attention

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Barbara Brown Taylor wrote in her book, An Altar in the World, “Paying attention requires no equipment, no special clothes,… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Attention

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Permaculture techniques include moving through the world with wide, loose attention to be aware of as much as possible. The… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions – Belonging

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I grew up in a very small town which I loved. As a child, I felt deep belonging to the… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Belonging

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Human beings naturally long to be part of a people. The desire to belong is hard-wired in us because people… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Expectation

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Gathering in and returning to our two-service church year brings a whirlwind of expectations: What will we create together this… Read More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions – Honesty

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I believe that honesty is the first step toward living a life of integrity. To align one’s actions with one’s… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Desire

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In process theology, the divine uses desire to lure us into greater beauty, harmony, and relationship. Desire is the hook… Read More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions – Simplicity

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We have a joke around the office, “It’s First Church: it’s complicated!” I used to marvel at how many layers,… Read More >