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  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted 2 hours ago 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 2 hours ago 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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...

  • Words Applicable today Spoken from the past.

    Posted August 17 by Joseph Esquivel

    God's Faith in Man Church Rev. Joseph Esquivel Ponder "The first Epistle of Clement to Carinthians": Today we deal with the same problems of the past milleniums, we look to ourselves as a race of people bent on a better future. Why! Because we understand we can only continue and survive through p...

  • For Those Who Are Contemplating Suicide

    Posted August 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 August 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 August 17 by Kelly Chiavarini

    Read Here - Me Thinks Thou Protests Too Much

  • The Smallest of Creatures

    Posted August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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...

  • Sam's Saturday Sayings: Ministry in the Age of Information

    Posted August 4 by Monsignor Samuel Cummings, D.D.

    I think it's safe to say that the role of religion and, in particular, that of the Minister has changed since its inception to today.Once, the Ministry was virtually the exclusive form of education of people -- scholars and theologians were often one in the same.  Law and Religion were often on...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted August 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 4, 2017 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 1 John 3:22 A Time to ThinkA faith to live by, a self to live with, and a purpose to live for. –Bob Harrington, author A...

  • Sapphries

    Posted August 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Preserver Friday, August 4, 2017 Jeremiah 31 declares that as long as there's the natural order of creation, God will preserve the Jewish people. The Shehecheyanu is a Hebrew prayer thanking God for preserving us and sustaining us. All of hell has sought to wipe out the Jewish people from bein...

  • Prayer: Theistically Neutral Grace over Meals

    Posted August 3 by Mary Kay Dranzo

    I've shared this on Tumblr and a number of people liked it. I've even used it with my Catholic convert mom to much approval! Feel free to use it, and if you want to add on to it to invoke the name of your deity/ies when you pray it, feel free to. ***** May the bounty we have in front of us and the...

  • That Which We Don't Know or Haven't Read

    Posted August 3 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Eastern philosophy is evident in most sayings of Jesus not accepted for inclusion into the New Testament. And, why would this exclusion seem out of place for this period in Christian history? Controlling the minds of the people was the rule of the day. The philosophy that was true then sti...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted August 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 3, 2017 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.    Romans 10:9 A Time to ThinkEvery morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there'...

  • Sapphries

    Posted August 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Timeless Time Code Thursday, August 3, 2017 I once sent an email to a staff worker who was only able to open it a week later. When she did, it showed that current day's date on the memo. She thought that by the power of God's Spirit, I foreknew the exact date she would open it. I explained to ...

  • 12.6 Million Reasons Why Identity Theft Matters

    Posted August 2 by Luminary Eddie Starr

    An associate sent me this article, and while a little dated, the information is still something to be on top of. If you still believe identity theft is a marketing gimmick, it's time to take a look at the Federal Trade Commission report released this week. Identity theft is once again the top compl...

  • Do Deists Have a Personal Relationship with God?

    Posted August 2 by Jack Spirko

    As always I have to answer this from my perspective, not all deists.  Deists are as diverse as any group bound by a common idea can be.  Remember there is no such thing as "Deist Catechism", to teach you what you are supposed to believe.  There is no "Deist Creed" you say to prove y...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted August 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 2, 2017 "But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:33 A Time to ThinkLet God's promises shine on your problems. –Corrie ten Boom, author A Time to ActWhen you pray, release your worry and rest in God. A Tim...

  • Sapphries

    Posted August 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Pausing Man Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Saul/Paul zealously persecuted believers until the light of God knocked him off his feet and life was changed. It seemed like he became a totally different person, but in truth, the moment he was struck by the Light was the moment he was born for. When the...

  • "You Don't Know What You Got Till It's Gone"

    Posted August 1 by Minister Jason Stephen Yanchik

    Born in the early 70's there was no internet, cell phones or computers. If we wanted to send mail we would have to put it in an envelope and walk to a mailbox which there are still around today. How many people in today's generation experienced using a pay phone? Well I am going to say with confid...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted August 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionAugust 1, 2017 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 A Time to ThinkBy being calm we show that we trust in God. –Author Unknown A Time to ActPractice calm. Deliberately...

  • Sapphries

    Posted August 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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  • Paragons of Virtue?

    Posted July 27 by Pastor Tony Villari

    "The burden of proof lies on religion. If you propose the existence of something, you must follow the scientific method in defense of its existence. Otherwise, I have no reason to listen to you."  Oh you paragons of virtue!  Perhaps it's time for all of us to contemplate the perfection of ...

  • Mid-Life Crisis

    Posted July 26 by Brenda Payne

          "Guess what?" I announced, when my husband came in the door that Saturday. "I can now marry people!"       He looked at me like I had grown two heads. "Come again?" he asked.       So, I breathlessly told him how I had spent my rainy Saturday afte...

  • Hello Everyone, me thinking about faith...

    Posted July 23 by Reverend Giovano 'Koala' Fusco

    Hello Everyone,Hope U are all doing well/better... I have been thinking about my faith n the faiths/beliefs of my friends... I have many friends that don't believe in God, Jesus, Holy Ghost/Spirit n also have friends that believe in other types of faiths(Some that only believe is God n not Je...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 23, 2017 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11 A Time to ThinkEvery happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message. –Malcolm Muggeridge, journalist A Tim...

  • The Infinite Spiritual Being of Me

    Posted July 22 by Pastor Tony Villari

    If you were an "infinite spiritual being" to be viewed by mankind, how would you like to be seen?  I think I'd like to be seen as a toddler puffing on a pipe, doling out sage advice and wisdom from the back of an old fishing boat.  Avert your gaze for just a moment and you'll look back to ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 22, 2017 Lord, show us favor; we hope in you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in times of distress. Isaiah 33:2 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkMany are so preoccupied with work that they allow little time for prayer. –Watchman Nee, Christi...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 21, 2017 All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16 NIV A Time to ThinkI don't think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith. –Nicholas Sparks, a...

  • The most important part is Spam Musabi

    Posted July 20 by mmogonba2017 lin

    Say "aloha" to SPAM® Musubi. This Hawaiian take on surf and turf is sure to be a hit at your next luau! Your taste buds will be so pleased by the delicious flavor that they'll throw on a Lei and start dancing the hula. More cheap coins in http://www.spam.com/recipes/spam-musubi   Direct...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 20, 2017 Let’s come before him with thanks! Let’s shout songs of joy to him! Psalm 95:2 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkSaying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. –William Painter, inventor A Time to ActApproach to...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Bearing The Bridegroom's Name Thursday, July 20, 2017 Traditionally, married women take the name of their husband. Even in cultures where they had no last names, the woman was still known by her husband's identity. As believers, we're Messiah's bride and the bride must take the name of her husband...

  • Spam Fried Nice

    Posted July 20 by pre ty

    Feeling fried at the end of a long day? Well, turn the meaning of feeling fried upsidedown with irresitable SPAM® Fried Rice. Now feeling fried means your more than satisfied and your taste buds are delightfully entertained. You'll want to feel fried every day of the week! http://www.spam.com/r...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 19, 2017 Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkNever be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. –Corrie ten Boom, author A Time to ActRejoice, the future is full of promise. ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Either God Or His Work Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Behind Eastern religion and the new age belief system is a foundation that says everything is god and this universe is just a dream of a sleeping god who forgot that he was god. The Bible declares that all creation is God's work. In Greek, the word i...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted July 19 by Cynthia Henry

    Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. - Romans 4:7

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 18, 2017 And whenever you stand up to pray, if you have something against anyone, forgive so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your wrongdoings. Mark 11:25 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkNot only do we not know God except through Jesus Christ; we do...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Other Germs Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Germ warfare has been around for centuries. We're in a war against an enemy that sows a different type of germ or seed - seeds of thoughts, words, bitterness, envy, slander, fault finding, and accusations - to spread through the camp of God's army, which then...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 17, 2017 Whatever you do, whether in speech or action, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus and give thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkLet gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Ending The Vaccuum Monday, July 17, 2017 How do you remove air from a cup? The simple way is to fill it with water. You could get a vacuum machine and try to suck all the air out, but you could end up destroying the cup. How do you get sin out of your life? We try to stop doing it— and that'...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 16, 2017 But God made the earth by his might; he shaped the world by his wisdom, crafted the skies by his knowledge. Jeremiah 10:12 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkPrayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God. –Oswald Chambers, author and evang...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 15, 2017 We have known and have believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who remain in love remain in God and God remains in them. 1 John 4:16 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkYou can't have a better tomorrow if you're thinking about yeste...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Every God Has Its Altar Friday, July 14, 2017 At the time of Israel's apostasy, the land was filled with altars for sacrifices to false gods. Even when the people were in rebellion to God and living in sin, they still offered sacrifices, because a god is that which you sacrifice for. In your life,...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 14, 2017 Seek the Lord when he can still be found; call him while he is yet near. Isaiah 55:6 A Time to ThinkIf you begin to live life looking for the God that is all around you, every moment becomes a prayer. –Frank Bianco, U.S. journalist and photographer ...

  • Falling Short

    Posted July 14 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Shasha was a young woman I met while working for an Institutional Review Board.  She always struck me as the quiet person who had an equally quiet cordiality about her.  Her personality, if not shy, was so quiet toward me that I allowed myself to blend her into the background noise of seve...

  • Haunting Memories

    Posted July 14 by Pastor Tony Villari

    We can reconnect with friends of our youth only to realize we also haunt the alternate universe of those realities that might have been, had we spoken up, made different choices, and said I love you or I care.  We can see in some of their lives the results of poor health, the lines, wrinkles, a...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 13, 2017 Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkI used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking God to do His work through me. &...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Why You've Probably Had A Jewish Doctor Thursday, July 13, 2017 Did you ever wonder why so many doctors are Jewish? The Jewish people were called to bring redemption to the world. That means healing. There’s a concept in Judaism called tikun olam, meaning bringing healing or redemption to th...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 12, 2017 Again I assure you that if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, then my Father who is in heaven will do it for you. Matthew 18:19 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkMake no mistake about it, responsibilities toward other human beings are th...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    His Secret Agents Wednesday, July 12, 2017 We think of the word Christian as a religious term. The word comes from Christianos, which was given to believers in Antioch. It wasn't a religious term, but used to refer to Messiah's people, party, or partisans in the same way that they would speak of C...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Huppah Children Tuesday, July 11, 2017 In the Gospels, we're called friends of the bridegroom. That Greek term means children of the bridal chamber, which is a translation of the Hebrew idiom Bnei HaChuppah, meaning children of the huppah. Huppah is the wedding canopy over the bride and groom....

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 11, 2017 Because, my Lord, you are good and forgiving, full of faithful love for all those who cry out to you. Psalm 86:5 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkGod expects to hear from you, before you can expect to hear from Him. –William Gurnall, author and ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The End-Time Olive Harvest Monday, July 10, 2017 When the autumn harvest of Israel draws to a close and reaches its final month of Elul, the harvest of the olive begins. The olive tree is a symbol of Israel. Romans 11 speaks of Israel as an olive tree, of the day when it’s going to blossom t...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 10, 2017 The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. John 6:63 A Time to ThinkTime is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 9, 2017 Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkSometimes the Lord rides out the storm with us and other times He calms the restless sea a...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 8, 2017 Whenever I’m afraid, I put my trust in you... Psalm 56:3 A Time to ThinkOften God has to shut a door in our face so that He can subsequently open the door through which He wants us to go. –Catherine Wood Marshall A Time to ActLearn to find comf...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 7, 2017 Therefore, don’t be afraid of those people because nothing is hidden that won’t be revealed, and nothing secret that won’t be brought out into the open. Matthew 10:26 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkDarkness cannot put out the Light....

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Moses’ Biggest Obstacle Friday, July 7, 2017 When God called Moses, the biggest obstacle in the calling of Moses was Moses. He said, ‘Oh, but I can’t, I’m too slow of speech’. God’s saying, ‘Forget about you, it’s not about you. It’s about Me&r...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 5, 2017 Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkWorship is a way of gladly reflecting back to God the radiance of His worth. –John Piper, preacher and ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Shalom Bride Wednesday, July 5, 2017 In the Hebrew marriage, when the woman accepts the offer of marriage from the groom, she becomes the bride. She’s not of her old house anymore. Her purpose is to prepare herself, say goodbye to her old life and home, and get ready for a better place. ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 3, 2017 Those with sound thoughts you will keep in peace, in peace because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkPrayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine. –Kathleen Nor...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    What God, What Blessing And Which America? Monday, July 3, 2017 As we celebrate the Fourth of July, a few questions. Many in their celebration say “God bless America”, but which GOD, which America, and what Blessing? Is it the God of the Bible or the god of Islam? Is it the America fou...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted July 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJuly 2, 2017 Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you? Don’t you know that you have the Holy Spirit from God, and you don’t belong to yourselves? 1 Corinthians 6:19 (The Daily Life Bible) A Time to ThinkA man who is...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted June 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJune 29, 2017 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 A Time to ThinkThere is nothing anybody else can do that can stop God from using us. We can turn everything into a testimony. –Corrie ten Boom A Time to ActU...

  • Sapphries

    Posted June 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Paralytic's Greater Miracle Thursday, June 29, 2017 Messiah tells a crippled man his sins are forgiven and the religious leaders are outraged because only God can pardon sins. So Messiah says, "So that you know the Son of Man has the power to forgive sins... Arise and walk', and the man walks....

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted June 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJune 28, 2017 The right word at the right time—beautiful! Proverbs 15:23 (MSG) A Time to ThinkWe’re prone to want God to change our circumstances, but He wants to change our character. We think that peace comes from the outside in, but it comes from the insi...

  • Sapphries

    Posted June 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Passenger Beside You Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Believers travel on planes next to unbelievers for hours and don't say anything, then ask God for opportunities to serve Him. What a perfect opportunity- you have a captive audience. We're praying for the Lord to use us, to fulfill our callings, ou...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted June 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJune 27, 2017 Look at the birds of the air: they neither reap nor gather into bards, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26 A Time to ThinkGod says we don’t need to be anxious about anything; we just need to pray...

  • Sapphries

    Posted June 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Secret Of The Kiddushin Tuesday, June 27, 2017 There are many different ideas as to what holiness is: not going to the movies, going to church, not dancing, not being part of the world, etc. But the Hebrew word for holy is kadosh. From that same word comes the word kiddushin, the Hebrew betrot...