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  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted 4 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 23, 2017 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 KJV A Time to ThinkDon't fear the journey. —Devin Logan, Olympic athlete A Time to ActLoosen your grip on the idea that you have to control everything and put the future...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Fri at 5:31 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 22, 2017 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9 NIV A Time to ThinkWe may live victoriously, not because we have any power within ourselves, but because when we give ourselves to God, He gives himself to u...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Fri at 5:25 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The End Of The Harvest Friday, September 22, 2017The ancient Israelites went out into their fields to reap the great harvest as summer ended. Then came the beginning of autumn and the first day of the month of Tishrei. We know it as Rosh HaShannah/Feast of Trumpets. The trumpet sound would get the ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Thu at 3:40 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Shofar Gathering Thursday, September 21, 2017 The Feast of Trumpets is about the shofar/ram’s horn. When the priests sounded it, Israel would gather to meet with the Lord. When the watchman sounded it, they would gather to prepare for war. When it was sounded at Sinai, Israel gathered ar...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Wed at 5:18 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 20, 2017 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7 A Time to ThinkTo pray is to listen, to move through my own chattering to God, to that place where I can be silent and listen to what God may have to say. –Madeleine L’Engle, ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Wed at 5:13 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Katharos Of Heaven Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Heaven is characterized by a unique property. Revelation 21 describes heaven as having streets of pure gold like clear glass. The Greek word for both pure and clear is katharos. What is heaven? Heaven is katharos. It’s all the joy of this ...

  • My Car is GOD? 

    Posted Wed at 4:54 AM by Pastor Tony Villari

    Worship; seems pretty simple to understand, by its definition.  Per Dictionary.com, it is defined in religious context as, "Reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred; to render religious reverence and homage to; to feel an adoring reve...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Tue at 3:39 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 19, 2017 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 A Time to ThinkPray, hope, don’t worry. –Saint Padre Pio A Time to ActExpect great things to happen. A Tim...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Tue at 3:36 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Bird Husband Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Courtship isn’t limited to humans. In many species, the male has to show the female he’s a good provider. For example, in some species of birds, the male comes courting the female by bringing her a token of his ability to provide: a dead bug...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Mon at 2:55 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 18, 2017 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14 A Time to ThinkYour talent is Gods gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. Leo Buscaglia A Time to ActTurn t...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mon at 2:52 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Athens Christian Monday, September 18, 2017 Ephesians 2:12 says, “Once you were … without God in the world.” The Scripture is saying that the Gentiles were going through their lives as if He didn’t really exist. The Greek word for without God is atheos, from which we g...

  • Orders for Public Worship

    Posted Sep 17 by Rev.Dr.Jerry (Gerald) Olseski,C.M.,D.D. Hon.

    The chief end of man is to glorify God in worship and in dedicated service. The primary ministry of the church is public worship. In worship man receives visions, inspiration, guidance, and strength for living the dedicated life. Worship brings his own contribution to corporate worship. and in retur...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 17, 2017 All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever. 1Peter 1:24-25 A Time to ThinkGod meets daily needs daily. Not weekly or annually. He will g...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 16, 2017 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 A Time to ThinkI feel it’s healthier to look out at the world through a window rather than through a mirror. With...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 15, 2017 But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.” Psalm 31:14 A Time to ThinkHave a sincere desire to serve God and mankind, and stop doubting, stop thinking negatively. Simply start living by faith, pray earnestly and humbly, and get int...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Giving To Your Creditor Friday, September 15, 2017 The inventor, A. A. Hyde, found himself deeply in debt. Believing that because of his debt, any money he had belonged to his creditors, he didn’t tithe. One day, he was impressed with the thought that God was his first creditor and everythin...

  • Each Step I Take

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Around 500 years before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” It is also true that you can never go home again; I discovered such after I joined the military ...

  • Wedding Officiants Beware

    Posted Sep 14 by Bishop Dale Day Hudson

    Dear Ministers,  Most of you know me, however some of you may not so let me introduce myself briefly before I begin with the blog at hand. My name is Dale, and I've been a member here for 7 years now. I have gotten well known among some of you for this or for that, and recently, the past two y...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 14, 2017 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. John 1:3 A Time to ThinkThe Christian faith is meant to be lived moment by moment. It isn’t some broad, general outline–it’s a long walk with a real Pers...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Masks Of God Thursday, September 14, 2017 There are times the Lord appeared to His people in disguise: walking on water and they thought Him a ghost, to Mary/Miriam looking something like the gardener, to the disciples as a stranger on the road to Emmaus. So, too, the Lord often appears to you...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 13, 2017 Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Revelation 1:3 A Time to ThinkOur sense of joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment in life increas...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Talking To The Saints Wednesday, September 13, 2017 There are some denominations that believe in the veneration of saints. They build statues to honor them and pray to them- Saint Joseph, Saint Jude, etc. Is it biblical to venerate saints? Yes, as long as it’s the right saints and the right ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 12, 2017 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 A Time to ThinkGod shields us from most of the things we fear, but when He chooses not to shield us, He unfailingly allots grace in the measure need...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Rabbi Paul And Your Commentary Tuesday, September 12, 2017 The Talmud and the Targums are Judaism’s writings on the Bible and commentary on the commentaries of the Bible. When you read the writings of Paul, it’s clear that he was a rabbi schooled in the Writings of the Rabbis. His writ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 11, 2017 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:114 A Time to ThinkI may never know the answers to the questions that plagued me after 9/11. But I know if we lean on God and each other we will be guided to a better, brighte...

  • Why all these Storms?!?!?

    Posted Sep 11 by Scott Bruno

    God is behind these storms and rightfully so. A species who should have chosen Hemp, over cotton (Cloth Standard), and certainly alcohol over gasoline (Fuel Standard). A species that because of their outrageous use of fossil fuels have taken a process that would have taken millions of years, will no...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 10, 2017 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 A Time to ThinkWithout faith, we are as stained-glass windows in the dark. --Anonymous A Time to ActLet God speak to you through His ...

  • This Is Physics?

    Posted Sep 9 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Channeling an extraterrestrial entity ranks right out there with séances, remote viewing, life after death, out of body experience, anti-gravity, God, channeling spirits, and transporter technology - beam me up, Scotty!  Faith be damned, such things are still flying high out in left...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 9, 2017 Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24 A Time to ThinkTrue happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. -Hel...

  • Friends Along Our Path

    Posted Sep 6 by Pastor Tony Villari

    (Note:  This post has taken over as the most read post of the 657 I have written since June of 2013.  As such, I felt it appropriate to see if it still finds merit with the current readership, thus my re-posting as this weekend's My Sunday Thought)    Friends along Our Path &n...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection September 6, 2017   Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:29   A Time to Think Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Your Storm Brother Wednesday, September 6, 2017   Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” A brother is born for hard times, not just for the good times. In the good times, having a brother is good, but a true brother ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 5, 2017 Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkDon't pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees. –Corrie ten Boom, auth...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Inside The Name Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous run into it and are safe.” If you are named among the righteous, you need to run into the name of the Lord. The name of the Lord is not just a group of letters or soun...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 4, 2017 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 A Time to ThinkAll labor that uplifts humanity ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 1, 2017 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33 A Time to ThinkStart each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. –Norman Vincent Peale, best-sel...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    THE PARADIGM   Friday, September 1, 2017Shalom to you, my Friend and Co-Minister in the Great Commission… This month will be the release of The Paradigm. So I thought it’d be good to let my partners and co-ministers know in advance what it is and some things I would not share els...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 31, 2017 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Romans 12:11 A Time to ThinkWe fail in the work of grace and love when there is too much of us and not enough of God. –Suzanne Woods Fisher, author A Time to ActCherish your purpose...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    He Who Is Joy Thursday, August 31, 2017 God is the King of the universe and the Lord of all. You are part of the universe. Therefore the only way things can be right in your life is when you make Him who is the King of the universe, the king of your heart, and when you make Him who is the Lord of ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 30, 2017 So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself. Genesis 1:27 NLT A Time to ThinkPrayer pushes us through life's slumps, propels us over the humps and pulls us out of the dumps. Prayer is the oomph we need to get the answers we s...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Blessing Of Anti-Semitism Wednesday, August 30, 2017 For two thousand years, the Jewish people have been hated, persecuted, oppressed, killed, and massacred. One of the greatest evils the world has ever known, Adolf Hitler, was devoted to the total destruction of the Jewish people. You might t...

  • Panspermia - Evolution or Creationism?

    Posted Aug 30 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Once again I find myself wondering why creationists and evolutionists can't come to a meeting of the minds. The more science discovers, the more they prove the existence of an intelligent force at work in the universe. Whether we call this force "God" would seem irrelevant to the fact that we would ...

  • Reincarnation

    Posted Aug 29 by Joe Hopkins

    Without reincarnation—without the ability to return to physical form—the soul (a part of Me) would have to accomplish everything it seeks to accomplish within one lifetime, which is one billion times shorter than the blink of an eye on the cosmic clock. So yes, of course, reincarnation i...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Magnifying The Magnificent One Tuesday, August 29, 2017 The Koran contains a statement directed at believers in Yeshua (Jesus). It says, "Oh people of the scripture do not exaggerate in your religion, the Messiah, Jesus, Son of Mary". It calls Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, but does...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 28, 2017 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 NASB A Time to ThinkGrace means that God already loves us as much as an infinite God can possibly love. &ndash...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Rabbis’ Savior Of The World Monday, August 28, 2017 Judaism says that Jewish people can’t believe in Yeshua/Jesus, because one man can’t die for the sins of others. But in ancient rabbinical writings is this amazing statement: “When God wants to bring healing to the wor...

  • We All Have Something to Give

    Posted Aug 27 by Brenda Payne

           Today I heard from an old friend. We had been coworkers for several years, and close during that time, but had lost touch after I moved to a new job.  She has had a rough 3 years and was feeling down and she reached out to me. I listened...for almost 30 minutes. My he...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 27, 2017 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. Psalm 130:5 A Time to ThinkHope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate. –G.K. Chesterton, writer A Time to ActPlace your hope and purpose comp...

  • Laziness Equals Poverty?

    Posted Aug 26 by Pastor Tony Villari

    We seem to enjoy painting everyone with the same wide brush.  If you're a Republican you're a Nazi, if you're a Democrat you're a communist, and if you're poor you must be just plain lazy; judgement is black and white, there are no shades of gray.  A family of four or five chooses to live ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 26, 2017 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. 2 Samuel 22:31 A Time to ThinkThe more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. –Louis Pasteur, French chemist A Time to ActBe mindful of the simple every...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 25, 2017 We walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 A Time to ThinkWe have a God who delights in impossibilities. –Andrew Murray, clergyman A Time to ActBelieve you can do anything you want to do if you work hard enough to achieve it. A Time to Pra...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Titanic And The Solid Rock Friday, August 25, 2017 The Titanic scraped along an iceberg and didn't sink until hours later. In the beginning, everything was still level and the people continued their activities. They saw the iceberg through the windows, but didn't think that there was real dama...

  • When Our Valve Is Open

    Posted Aug 23 by Joe Hopkins

    When Our Valve Is Open ... [Partial credit for this information given to Lynn Grabhorn 's book, "Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting"] A main part of Jesus message to humanity (as well as from all Masters) is that we (and everything around us) are made up of energy. In the Absolute Realm from which we...

  • Passageway

    Posted Aug 23 by Joe Hopkins

    "When you ask the Universe to bless you in your effort to align yourself with your soul, you open a passageway between yourself and your guides and teachers. That is what a blessing is: the opening of a passageway between you and nonphysical guidance." Gary Zukav

  • Awareness

    Posted Aug 23 by Joe Hopkins

    Awareness is a twofold process, there are two paths by which it is reached. A soul arrives at Complete Knowing along the path of the “spiritual” world, and at Complete Experiencing along the path of the “physical” world. Both paths are needed, and that is why there are two wo...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 23, 2017 Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17 A Time to ThinkIt is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent. –...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Simple Maxim Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Psalm 37:3 says, "Trust in the Lord and do good". This perfectly sums up a great theological truth. Without faith, it's impossible to please God. If you don't believe, you can't do good. If you do believe, you have to do good. Faith without works is dead...

  • Life Itself Is A Repetition

    Posted Aug 22 by Joe Hopkins

    Life itself is a repetition. It is impossible for anything new to occur. It is only possible to have new experiences of that which has occurred many times before. God is Repetition. Life is God, repeating itself. Acquire a taste for repetition. When you do, you acquire a love of God, and of life. ...

  • Life On Earth Is An Illusion

    Posted Aug 22 by Joe Hopkins

    We are divine eternal spirit (God) beings. Death does not exist. Life on earth is an illusion so well made up by us that the majority have forgotten that We came here purposely to “experience” Who We Are. In the Absolute Realm from which we come it is only possible to “know”...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 22, 2017 He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully... Luke 4:10 A Time to ThinkGod sends us angels to remind us of His love for us. –Author Unknown A Time to ActCelebrate Be an Angel Day and do something kind for others. A Time to P...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Path Of The Magi Tuesday, August 22, 2017 The magi were priests of a pagan religion, yet they found Messiah because they were seeking Him.The Jewish leaders of that day, knew about God but didn't find Him because they weren't seeking Him, they were heading the wrong way. It's not your position...

  • The New Gospel

    Posted Aug 21 by Joe Hopkins

    For this is the new Gospel: There is no master race. There is no greatest nation. There is no one true religion. There is no inherently perfect philosophy. There is no always right political party, morally supreme economic system, or one and only way to Heaven. Erase those ideas from your memory. ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 21, 2017 But I am a man of prayer. Psalm 109:4 A Time to ThinkPrayer—secret, fervent, believing prayer—lies at the root of all personal godliness. –William Carey, missionary A Time to ActPray for God to help you keep your focus on Him and off y...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Other Heaven Monday, August 21, 2017 The Hebrew word for heaven is Shamayim. The 'im' at the end makes it plural, so the word heaven means specifically two or more. Shamayim means not just heaven, it means heavens. We think of heaven as that which comes after this life is over; it's not yet, b...

  • There Are Always Masters On Earth

    Posted Aug 20 by Joe Hopkins

    There are always Masters on earth assisting and guiding humanity. These messengers and teachers have been sent to earth to help others from becoming permanently lost in their voluntary “forgetfulness” of Who They Are. Aesop, Confucius, Lao-tzu, Buddah, Muhammad, Moses, and Jesus of Naz...

  • You and I are One

    Posted Aug 20 by Joe Hopkins

    Consciousness is a marvelous thing. It can be divided into a thousand pieces. A million. A million times a million. I have divided Myself into an infinite number of “pieces”—so that each “piece” of Me could look back on Itself and behold the wonder of Who and What I Am....

  • Life Is Like A Game On A DVD

    Posted Aug 20 by Joe Hopkins

    In many ways, life is like a game on a DVD. All the possibilities exist and have already occurred. The universe is just waiting to see which one you choose this time. And when the game is over, whether you win, lose, or draw, the universe will say, “Want to play again?” - God

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 20, 2017 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11 A Time to ThinkWorry is a thin stream of fear that trickles through the mind, which, if encouraged, will cut a channel so wide that all other thoughts will be drai...

  • Death Is Reversible

    Posted Aug 19 by Joe Hopkins

    Death is reversible. The Process of “Death” has three stages. In stage one, at the moment of your death, you will instantly experience that life has gone on. This will be the same for everyone. There could be a brief period of disorientation, as you come to realize that you are not with your ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 19, 2017 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. Psalm 130:5 A Time to ThinkHope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate. –G.K. Chesterton, writer A Time to ActPlace your hope and purpose comp...

  • Making the Transition

    Posted Aug 18 by Joe Hopkins

    Making the Transition .... Sometimes someone will be sick, and a daughter or someone who loves a sick person will say, "Abraham , I'm wanting to help this person." And we say, just hold the image of them in a place of utter Well-being, and trust that through the path of least resistance, eithe...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 18, 2017 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. 2 Samuel 22:31 A Time to ThinkThe more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. –Louis Pasteur, French chemist A Time to ActBe mindful of the simple every...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Your Sacred Access Friday, August 18, 2017 In the Scriptures, those who minister to God are called Cohanim, meaning the priests. They were those in charge of God's service and were given access to the Holy Place behind the veil. It's no accident that the ministers of God were given access to His p...

  • For Those Who Are Contemplating Suicide

    Posted Aug 17 by Joe Hopkins

    An important thing to consider to those who may be contemplating suicide: Comfort may come from knowing that the person who has committed suicide is all right. They are okay. There is no such thing as “punishment” in what you call the Afterlife. They are loved and never forsaken by God....

  • God Invented Humor

    Posted Aug 17 by Joe Hopkins

    Think you that God cannot laugh? Do you imagine that God does not enjoy a good joke? Is it your knowing that God is without humor? I tell you, God invented humor. Must you speak in hushed tones when you speak to Me? Are slang words or tough language outside my ken? I tell you, I despise nothing. Non...

  • Me thinks thou protests too much!

    Posted Aug 17 by Kelly Chiavarini

    Read Here - Me Thinks Thou Protests Too Much

  • The Smallest of Creatures

    Posted Aug 17 by Pastor Tony Villari

    I thought of this tiny creature on the flower and of the bacteria that won our planet back from the Martian invaders in Wells' novel.  Not often do many of us take a moment to consider the smallest of God's creatures, other than in some bothersome context and, of course, ridding ourselves of th...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 17, 2017 We walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 A Time to ThinkWe have a God who delights in impossibilities. –Andrew Murray, clergyman A Time to ActBelieve you can do anything you want to do if you work hard enough to achieve it. A Time to Pra...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Barachat Avote Thursday, August 17, 2017 Scripture teaches us about the father's blessing; Abraham blessing Isaac, Isaac blessing Jacob, and Jacob blessing his sons. In every generation, fathers are supposed to bless their children and children are supposed to receive the blessing. Adolf Hitler, w...

  • You cannot get it wrong

    Posted Aug 16 by Joe Hopkins

    The beasts that came before you, who banged around on this planet, denoted at cellular conscious and unconscious levels, their preferences. And that is how the atmosphere was prepared for you. They did not write one thing on their "things to do today" pads. They just be'd and perceived and concluded...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 16, 2017 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44 A Time to ThinkThe practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. –Marianne Williamson, author A Time to ActNever dwell...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Promised Land In All Places Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Eretz is a Hebrew word used in scripture for the world or the land - specifically, the land of Israel - and the earth. In the Sermon on the Mount, Messiah was quoting Psalm 37:11: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth". E...

  • Theistically Neutral Meditation 4 Racial Justice

    Posted Aug 14 by Mary Kay Dranzo

    A Theistically Neutral Meditation/Prayer for Racial Justice and the Reformation of White Supremacists & Neo-Nazis, Invoking Martin de Porres Most humble Martin de Porres,whose burning charity embraced not only your needy siblings,but also the very animals in the field:Splendid example of charity, w...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 14, 2017 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7 A Time to ThinkGod’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.—Hudson Taylor, Christian ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Tarrying Factor Monday, August 14, 2017 Some people have formulas about how to receive the fullness and empowering of God's Spirit, some have seminars on it. Messiah said, "Tarry in Jerusalem". The word in Greek is kath-id'- zo. It means to stay, to continue. They had to continue in Jerusalem,...

  • A New Spirituality Is Emerging

    Posted Aug 12 by Joe Hopkins

    A New Spirituality is emerging. The New Spirituality will never condemn traditional religions, but seek always to include it in the process by which divine truth continues to be revealed. There are too many treasures in your religious traditions to abandon them. The future of humanity with regard t...

  • Who You Are

    Posted Aug 12 by Joe Hopkins

    You are not your body. Who you are is limitless and without end. You are not your body at all. You are the essence of that which breathed life into your body. You are not the conglomeration of bones and muscle and tissue and internal systems that you call your body. That is not Who You Are. Your b...

  • Sam's Saturday Sayings: Judgementalism Today

    Posted Aug 12 by Monsignor Samuel Cummings, D.D.

    Good morning!   This may kind-of tie in to my last entry, "Ministry in the 21st Century," but I think it also stands for itself:   In the 21st century, we're arguably more connected to each other and the world than we ever have been before.  I think that, in a most ways, its made ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 12, 2017 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26 A Time to ThinkSome days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. –Emory Austin, motivational speaker A Time to ActThink prosperity, abundance, the best of...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 11, 2017 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Psalm 24:1 A Time to ThinkA goal without a plan is just a wish. –Antoine de Saint-Exupery, writer A Time to ActConcentrate on serving God in whatever way He di...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Mirrors Of God Friday, August 11, 2017 I knew two great saints of God, Sabina and Richard Wurmbrand, leaders of the underground church in Romania. In Sabina's last days, she was in great pain. Feeling overwhelmed, she asked the Lord, "How long?" He reminded her of how, as a young woman, she'd ...

  • I Just Helped Him Cry

    Posted Aug 10 by Pastor Tony Villari

    The following story was included in an email that circulates occasionally, and I always find it precious.  Young children, not jaded by the opinions and judgements of adults, can teach us much about love and life.   To read the rest of my very short post for this Sunday, please foll...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection August 9, 2017 Choose the good. Isaiah 7:15 (NKJV) A Time to Think Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. –Marianne Williamson, author A Time to Act Learn t...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Deadly Double Standard   Wednesday, August 9, 2017   Proverbs 16:11 speaks about double standards. In many hospitals, there are two doors. One door is prenatal care, where everything is devoted to the carrying of unborn babies. The doctors are devoted to making sure the...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 8, 2017 I am listening carefully to all the Lord is saying. Psalm 85:8 (TLB) A Time to ThinkEvery moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things. –Celestine Chua, life coach and blogger A Time t...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Walking In The Angelic Tuesday, August 8, 2017 In Acts 12, Peter’s in jail for his faith and is awaiting execution when an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him with the good news that he’s going free. The word angel, Malakh in Hebrew and Angelos in Greek, can be translated as &ld...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 7, 2017 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 A Time to ThinkIt is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray. –Reverend Billy Graham, author and evangelist A...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Spiritual Bee Monday, August 7, 2017 When a bee's life is in the larva stage, it does nothing but eat. It doesn't look for pollen or help fellow bees, it lives inside the cell and gets fed. This doesn't last long, and in a short time, the bee leaves this stage, comes out of the cell, and begin...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 6, 2017 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Timothy 2:1-...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 5, 2017 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. 1 Corinthians 4:20 A Time to ThinkEvery day is a fresh beginning. Every morn is the world made new. –Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, author A Time to ActDon't underestimate your power to change y...