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Videos by Shad Groverland

Videos by Shad Groverland

Is It Really Worth It?

How often do we hear that we should be more mindful, more positive, do affirmations, pray, meditate and have a more dedicated spiritual practice?  If we are active in our Unity Community we probably hear it a lot, but what we might not be hearing is “Why?” Why bother with spiritual practice when there are so many other exciting things we could be doing!? This is a great question that Rev. Shad will address in this video.

Ep.7 White Beard & White Blob

In Episode 7 we interview Melissa’s daughters, Sydney and Brooklyn, on what spirituality and faith looks like in thier lives. They lead us on a journey that ranges from “what is God?” to death and the afterlife. Of course Rev. Shad and Irrev. Melissa add their usual wisdom and comedic banter along the way.. #God #Jesus #Christ #Christianity #Children #podcast #christianPodcast #nondenominational #progressivechristian #progressivechristianity #unity #interfaith

Ep.6 Chop Wood, Carry Water

The Zen Buddhists saying, “Before enlightenment, chop wood carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood carry water,” speaks to the value of work, no matter what stage of life we are in. So why does our culture vilify work?Why do so many of us try to find ways to get out of work? Is work a necessary part of our spiritual growth or not? These are the questions and issues our dynamic duo tackle in this this episode.

Ep.5 Is Religion Dead?

Research shows that attendance is steeply falling off across all religions (except one). What does this mean for the future of #faith, #spirituality and #religion in our society? Rev. Shad and Irrev. Melissa take a serious, and not so serious, look into this topic with some deep insights and points of advice we can all learn from.

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

My gymnastics coach used to say, “Practice doesn’t make perfect, it is perfect practice that makes perfect!” After a lifetime of spiritual practice, I now know what he meant and look forward to sharing it with you.

Divine Connection

Which do you desire more: Serving the wants of the ego or connecting with the Divine? Join Rev. Shad as he dives into what might be the most important question we could ever ask ourselves.

Ep.1 Who Are We To Have A Podcast!?

“Oh right, we were supposed to do an Episode 1 to introduce ourselves,” they said. Well here it is. Get to know Melissa and Shad – the history of how they met working at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and continued working together at MGM Resorts International and then worked together once again at Unity of Las Vegas Church as Board President and minister, respectively. You will also get to hear the “origin story” of this podcast and its…

The Great Motivator

If you want to get people to take action and move, you need something that will set them in motion. I know what that something is, and after this Sunday’s talk, I think we will all have a better understanding of what drives us to bring about the kind of change this world needs. – Rev. Shad

A Life Out of Focus

If we don’t choose what to focus on in life, life will choose it for us. This is a “no bueno” situation that we must change.