Tag: Words on the Wind

WORDS on the WIND: Intention


By The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Intention, our January theme, is somewhere on the road between hope and commitment—it is not quite a goal, not quite a plan, and yet more than a vague hoping…. Read More >

Words on the Wind: Hope in Something Larger


By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom As Unitarian Universalists, our faith calls us to have hope in something larger than ourselves, in some reality that is larger than either the individual or the present moment…. Read More >


Words on the Wind: Abundance

Blog, Personal & Spiritual Development

By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom. In our Worship Associate conversation about abundance, our November theme, Robert Szymanski asked the provocative question, “What is ‘enough’?” Since then, I have been thinking about abundance and scarcity,… Read More >

Words on the Wind: People of Courage

Blog, Featured News

By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom October is going to be an exciting and important month for First Church’s future, and an opportune time to explore our October theme of what it means to be… Read More >


Words on the Wind: Growing Deep


By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Time has a strange warp with place, pace, and memory. I can hardly believe how quickly our first year together has flown by. In one breath it seems like… Read More >

Words on the Wind: Embodiment


  The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Our theme for the month of May is embodiment, which is perfect for the month when things finally begin growing in Wisconsin, when many people are outside, and when… Read More >


Words on the Wind: Transformation


The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Our April theme of Transformation is particularly apt for a month that includes my Installation as your Senior Minister; a Breaking (Cookies), Building Community event about living our mission as… Read More >


Words on the Wind – Risk


The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Risk means facing the reality that everything in life is impermanent, and nothing is guaranteed. It means acknowledging that not only are we transitional, the world around us is too…. Read More >


Words on the Wind: Identity


In his book A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer says our hidden selves long to be witnessed into wholeness. Most of the time, we only present parts of ourselves in public—the most socially acceptable faces… Read More >


Words on the Wind-Love is not Always Nice


The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom As we enter this month of January, with the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the scheduled inauguration of the President-elect, we are tasked with the question: What… Read More >