Integrity Week 4: The Integrity of Being Courageous

Throughout our abundant lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home. 


At Church:

We discovered the integrity of being courageous supported by our 4th UU Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

Morning Time: 

Consider this thought by Mary Oliver

The Journey

Full poem at

“But little by little,

as you left their voices behind,

the stars began to burn

through the sheets of clouds,

and there was a new voice,

which you slowly

recognized as your own…”

Drive Time:

Listen to:  Try Everything: Shakira

Meal Time: 

Talk about: Something courageous you have done. How did you feel before you did it? After? What did you learn about yourself?

Bed Time:

Read: The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, When You Are Brave, Drum Dream Girl

Family Time:

Play the board game Courage (8+)

Watch the movie Brave or The Iron Giant

Blessing of Integrity

Parents of faith, bless you and thank you for your magnificent effort to raise noble, caring, whole children. Know that we, all of us, benefit from your undertaking, and share this task with you, for you are creating tomorrow’s society in the hearts and minds of today’s youth. May your stores of moral courage, forgiveness, compassion, creativity, and humor be rich and sustaining. And should they run short, may you remember that there is a community of integrity surrounding you, offering you its support and nourishment. May we all open and let that nourishment in. And, in return, may we pass it on to each other.