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  • Finding Contentment

    Posted 11 hours ago by Rev.Dr.Jerry (Gerald) Olseski,C.M.,D.D. Hon.

    When was the last time you let out a sigh of contentment? Paul tells us to give thanks in all circumstances and to discover a joy that goes far beyond how we feel about our circumstances. He was ship wrecked, arrested, beaten, placed in jail, and impoverished. You may have a hard time imagining how...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted March 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionMarch 25, 2017 Then he said to them, "Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10 A Time to ThinkFaith is realizi...

  • Out of Someone Else's Mouth

    Posted March 24 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Last I read, studies put the number of Christian sects in the world at 33,000 plus; all of them think they are more right and, therefore, more worthy of salvation than their brothers. I have found, in discussing scripture with Christian leaders around me, most of them read their scripture, they beli...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted March 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionMarch 24, 2017 Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And so said all the disciples. Matthew 26:35 A Time to ThinkSomewhere in every crown of suffering, God has implanted a bud of strength that can burst open, releasing extra ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted March 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    The Charootz Factor Friday, March 24, 2017 You need hedges in your life. They're meant to protect you. The word in Hebrew is charootz - which means a hedge or a trench, but it also means a decision or determination, as in digging in. It's a decision, as if you're digging a trench, of what will be ...

  • Best Term Insurance Plans

    Posted March 24 by Jenny Dsouza

    One of the most common query from my readers is regarding Best Term Insurance India. In past i wrote an article on 5 Points to consider while buying Insurance Policy. In continuation of this post, recently i bought online term insurance plans for myself and thought of sharing my list of best term in...

  • Wholesale Sexy Maid Costumes And Plus Size Swimwear

    Posted March 23 by lingeries cha

    As a result, "every item onstage is cut from modern patterns," he says. "They don't have any trim and don't follow any sort of period rule. The women are not corseted, Sexy Maid Costumes, except for Annaleigh in the boudoir scene." Similarly, the actors "don't actually do a full change." In the seco...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted March 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionMarch 23, 2017 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." Matthew 28:18 A Time to ThinkSome people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at al...

  • about me

    Posted March 22 by Darlena Pagan

     Text  me 551-574-2141  Location: Salt Lake, Utah About Me I am an extremely busy person at the university, but I had a few days to off this week on 3/22/2017.  Anyone can text me at 551-574-2141, http://darlenapagan.com, http://darlenaconsulting.blogspot.com/, https://www.fa...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted March 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionMarch 22, 2017 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues from generation to generation. Psalm 100:5 A Time to ThinkNo pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the hu...

  • Sapphries

    Posted March 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    The Waters Of Bitterness Wednesday, March 22, 2017 In the beginning, darkness was over the face of the deep and the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters. And God said, "Let there be light." And there was light. But after the fall of man, there's darkness, confusion, void, fear, bitterness...

  • Secure In Yourself

    Posted March 22 by Rev. Bob Huggins

    Secure In Yourself - Verse of the Day :Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the...

  • Sirach Chap. XXVIII

    Posted March 21 by Joseph Esquivel

    THE WISDOOME OF   Ieus the Sonne of Sirach,   Or Ecclesiasticus:       “ A Prologue made by an uncertaine Authur.       This Iesus was the sonne of Sirach, and grande-child to Iesus of the same name to him; This man therefore lived in the latter...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted March 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionMarch 20, 2017 O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. Psalm 30:2 A Time to ThinkIt is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. –Anonymous A Time to ActConfidently trust God to handle things beyond your efforts. A Time to Pra...

  • Sapphries

    Posted March 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    The Kaddish Revelation Monday, March 20, 2017 When a Jewish person dies, we recite the Kaddish. It's known as the prayer for the dead, or the mourner's prayer. It says this: Magnify and sanctify His great name. Blessed, praised, glorified, exalted, honored, magnified, extolled and lauded be the Ho...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted March 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionMarch 19, 2017 Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Psalm 36:5 A Time to ThinkPray, hope, don’t worry. –Saint Padre Pio A Time to ActHold onto God's promises–they will protect you from fear and lead you to jo...

  • Why Study The Bible?

    Posted March 18 by Rev.Dr.Jerry (Gerald) Olseski,C.M.,D.D. Hon.

    God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, and spoke through His Son Jesus Christ, also speaks to us today, How? Through the holy written Word of God. God's Word, the Bible, really is God's communication to us. In it we find the history of God's...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted March 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionMarch 18, 2017 But you, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me. Psalm 22:19 A Time to ThinkOnly God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony. –Joyce Meyer, author A Time to ActPlace your hope and purpose completely in God's ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted March 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionMarch 17, 2017 May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him. Romans 15:13 A Time to ThinkHence I cannot be silent - and indeed, I ought not to be - about the many blessings and the great grace which the Lord has designed to bestow upon me. —...

  • Sapphries

    Posted March 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Masklessness Friday, March 17, 2017 We often speak of people wearing masks, putting on a mask of smiles. When I was growing up, in our house was a box of masks of monsters and ghosts for Halloween. The truth is, in life, people wear masks that are nicer than the way they are inside - it's a facade...

  • Paradox

    Posted March 17 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Each morning, when I wake and knock on wood to prove it, and after I look up to praise God for another day in paradise and another chance to excel in life, I can't wait to get out and about so I can enjoy what, for me, is an obvious paradox - the never ending circus which is humanity.  We are t...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted March 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionMarch 16, 2017 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 A Time to ThinkI bind to myself today God's Power to guide me, God's Might to uphold me, God's Wisdom to teach me... –from St. Patrick's Breastplate A Time...

  • Sapphries

    Posted March 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    The Salmon People Thursday, March 16, 2017 The ways of salmon amazes me. They swim upstream against the current, choosing to go against the flow and take on the adversity. They don't just persevere through the adversity; they embrace it. As believers, we're to be like the salmon of this world. The...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted March 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionMarch 15, 2017 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. Psalm 3:5 A Time to ThinkGo out on a limb when you pray for others. Take a risk. Be outrageous. Be passionate. Take a leap. Love a lot, not just a little. –Rick Hamlin, author A Time to...

  • Sapphries

    Posted March 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Heaven Above The Ceiling Wednesday, March 15, 2017 On the Feast of Tabernacles, God commanded His people to dwell in a sukkah, a temporary hut. The sukkah roof had gaps in it, so when you looked up, you would see right through it to the stars. Believers meet in houses of worship and over every hou...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted March 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionMarch 14, 2017 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 A Time to ThinkEverything God does is purposeful. And since God is in each of us, each of us has a purpose. –Iyanla Vanzant, life coach and relation...

  • Making Outward What Is Inner

    Posted March 13 by Matthew Ruane

    This post is mostly theraputic in nature for me. I have things I feel that I need to get out. Life is, well, hectic. My family and I are dealing with two very... well, pressing situations at one time. I'm not sure how much I feel like getting into them. However, some background is needed for compre...

  • Islam 101 - Who is Allah?

    Posted March 11 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Islam was thrust upon me again, just last week, by an older Christian Deacon. He is a very 'by the Book' Christian, a believer that the Bible is the 'Word’ of God, and that Muslims do not believe in God. What? This came as unsettling news to me considering they're one of the three Abraham...

  • Be silent and know the lord is with you

    Posted March 9 by Thomas Cornfield

    Yes be Silent , and know the Lord is with You   My ministry is off the street (A John the Babest style) Instead of saying "Have a good Day" I say Lord Bless your day. almost all of us in one way or another have been introduced to religion in some way, young or older. Then we can fall away, an...

  • You Can't Pour From An Empty Cup

    Posted March 7 by Priestess Amanda Rountree

    In our lives, even without our ministries, we often take care of everyone and everything but ourselves.  Work, bills, family, projects, school, this list never seems to shrink. We fill up our time with so much that we have to do that we seldom leave time for those things that we want to do. So...

  • My Dance with Depression

    Posted March 6 by Rev. Renee Paddock

    Sharing with the hopes that my experience will be helpful to others.I have a good life - especially compared to some - but there have been a lot of things weighing on me personally and professionally over the course of several years,  - Let's just say that it is not a good idea to live in a con...

  • Have You Received God's Gift?

    Posted March 6 by Rev.Dr.Jerry (Gerald) Olseski,C.M.,D.D. Hon.

    A gift must be received in order to be enjoyed! You need God's Gift because you need a Savior. "All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God'' (Romans 3:23). "There is NO  man that sinneth not." (1 Kings 8:46). "The wages of sin is death (eternal separation from God)" (Romans 6:23). Som...

  • LGBT Teenage Suicides

    Posted March 5 by Pastor Tony Villari

    The Christian church has tried to make homosexuality a sin, in contradiction to the teachings about not judging others, forgiveness, tolerance, of love for all… except, of course... you know - gays.  Yet, two thousand years of condemnation have multiplied the ranks of the gay community. ...

  • Why You Must Be Born Again

    Posted March 4 by Rev.Dr.Jerry (Gerald) Olseski,C.M.,D.D. Hon.

    Because the Lord Jesus Christ said so. Because you have a sinful nature. The nature we all receive from Adam is fallen, corrupt and totally depraved. God says the heart of man is desperately wicked and deceitiful above all things. With this old nature you could not enjoy yourself in Heaven hereafte...

  • Sethianism: Darkness, Light and pure Spirit

    Posted March 4 by Erich Habich-Traut

    ABOUT SETHIANS: Sethians view the biblical Seth as their hero, who was reincarnated as Jesus. In the questionaire for ULC ministers it asks about what we believe. I have updated this information. Sethianism speaks of a trinity, which is similar to the Christian one, yet different.  ...

  • Can I move on and forgive

    Posted March 4 by Christopher Dorney

    Its my sisters 30th birthday and my mum is throwing a family meal. I originally wasn't going as it's a busy weekend for me and it involves a lot of driving, over 400 miles. I changed my mind, thought it would be nice to surprise her and told my mum that I would be coming and that I was bringing my g...

  • Ouch

    Posted February 27 by Christopher Dorney

    So yesterday I fell down the ramp that leads to my garage. It was my own fault really. I had left two large pieces of scrap metal there the previous week in the hope that a person I'd previously contacted would come and dispose of them. He didn't and I didn't do any thing about it. Thought I would g...

  • Strange Bedfellows

    Posted February 25 by Pastor Tony Villari

    I had a doctor admonish me, once, for not addressing him as 'doctor.'  Actually, I called him by his first name; not even the courtesy of a 'mister.'  I told him that if it stroked his ego, I'd try to assist.  He informed me, quite curtly, that he deserved the title.  I...

  • Fear Not for We Are With Each Other

    Posted February 19 by Auntie Moira

    324,420,000, .... U.S. population (rounded figure) Just perspective. There's literally hundreds of millions of law-abiding, loving, compassionate, hardworking people. The same is true the world over. Look at the people whose names you know, whose faces you've seen in person, who han...

  • Masks

    Posted February 19 by Janette Stark

    I have learned throughout my life and by watching others in the real world before the WWW took me over. That I used to wear the mask depending on where I was and the occasion. Now it still rings true, to certain degree. I am myself, I am usually the odd ball out so to speak and I am content with who...

  • The Loss of an Estranged Sibling

    Posted February 19 by Janette Stark

    Views on losing an estranged sibling to death. Someone who was very sad and blamed everyone associated with those who hurt them! Even though that person who hurt them was no longer around! When it comes to family the phrase "birds of a feather flock together" does not and should not stand true. Well...

  • Terror in Small Packages

    Posted February 19 by Pastor Tony Villari

    How many little things have to bite us in the ass and chew on our conscience, if we're lucky enough to have one, before we realize it isn't the little things, the outcomes of bad decisions which are terminally stupid, it's the person making the decisions.  Maybe it's time to look in the mirror ...

  • Prejudice and Cowardice

    Posted February 18 by Bridget Kielas-Fecyk

    Let's talk about Privilege. There is White Privilege, Black Privilege, Native American Privilege, "Minority Privilege", Religious Privilege, etc. But what is that word? It means that there are certain things you can expect to have that others do not have. Now, for those of you who are already stiffe...

  • Sayari Gives Us What We Need

    Posted February 17 by Matthew Ruane

    Today’s world is strange. People can starve to death. How? It isn’t by not eating. It is by not having enough money to pay for food. What? But doesn’t food come from Sayari? Read More At The Klana Way Blog

  • Are You Struggling To Achieve Your Dream?

    Posted February 14 by Sista' Joy

              Are you still struggling to achieve your dream? Are you discouraged and ready to give up and quit? I have one word for you - don't! No matter how hard your dream is to bring into reality, do not quit! Rest for a while if you must, and then go at it again. T...

  • Question for New Ager's/Lightworkers

    Posted February 12 by Mystic Angel

    Hi! I have heard alot about Starseeds, Indigo's and universal consciousness. I never really connected to alot of the beliefs about universal consciousness/ extra terrestrials, ect, I don't know, it just seems so foreign to me. I never really "got it." However, I also read about Indigo's, and starsee...

  • Thou Shalt Keep Thee In Perfect Peace. . .

    Posted February 10 by Sista' Joy

    https://youtu.be/63xDQhfOhy8

  • Call vs. institutionalism

    Posted February 5 by Archbishop Ervin Nemeth DD

    "You did not choose Me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will remain—so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you." John 15:16. When we joined ULC, we did so because we were called. Something deep inside wanted it to happen. Same w...

  • The Mask

    Posted February 2 by Mystic Angel

    I recently contacted an oldfriend on Facebook. I have known him since I was 14. We always has a unique connection that seemed to transcend communication. We were so in sinc that during a period of time we were together, we really didn't need to talk much. But things changed and we were seperated whi...

  • A Right to Live

    Posted February 2 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Looking at the world through rose colored glasses accomplishes little except to suck the color from reality and make us, somehow, feel better for the lie, in this case, about our passive complicity in allowing the murder of innocence to continue unabated as we exercise our "divine" right to decide w...

  • The Grip of Organized Religion (A Thesis in progress...)

    Posted February 1 by Dennel Tyon

    POSTED ON REDDIT, JUNE 2016: (still collecting data)   My hypothesis: People who are uncertain about their spirituality desire a doctrine to follow, and those who truly know God do not need one; those who deny their spirituality simply do not see it. Proposed research questions: What...

  • The Bible - A Good BOOK

    Posted February 1 by Dennel Tyon

    Thesis Paper Dennel B. Tyon Composition II/ENG 102 (April, 2011) Module 7, Assignment 2 Argosy University Online Dr. Pamela Allegretto-Diiullio   I. I never understood why God and Evolution could not go hand in hand.  And yet, the church I was attending as a young child w...

  • CLI Ministry Chaplain Program

    Posted February 1 by Chaplain (Capt.) Kenny Sallee

    Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) is proposing new Ministry Chaplain Education Program to start this month. Through this program they will be offering a Chaplain Certificate Program, a Chaplain Diploma Program, and a Chaplain Degree Program awarding a Bachelors Degree. CLI offers world-class college...

  • Mary McLeod Bethune: Power Broker of Faith

    Posted February 1 by Sista' Joy

    https://youtu.be/ykvQ9V8XcCI

  • Listening to My Heart

    Posted January 31 by Mystic Angel

    I see you, I feel you, I know you. You call to me and I can't deny the pull. But I have walked through the mist my entire, unable to fully embrace the unknown. So many things cloud my mind, clutter my soul. The closer to I get to understanding, the further away I am. I learn, I grow yet the further ...

  • Transitions!

    Posted January 31 by Sista' Joy

    One thing we are guaranteed of in life is change. We will all experience it in life! Sometimes it comes suddenly. It can be very painful and almost overwhelming to our spirit.  We unexpectedly lose our job.   Our best friend dies.   The greatest love of our l...

  • Stop Hiding Your Greatness!

    Posted January 31 by Sista' Joy

    https://youtu.be/Mg8Na3mcSZ4

  • Intuition - Could It Be Your Guardian Angel?

    Posted January 29 by Sista' Joy

    Do you listen to your intuition? How many times has it kept you from danger, given you some great ideas or led you to exactly what you needed, when you needed it the most? What has happened to you, when you failed to pay attention?  Names We Call It  Some people call it intuition, a hu...

  • Who (or What) is God?

    Posted January 28 by Dennel Tyon

    Who is God? (Posted on REDDIT as God is... ):   God is nature - He is the air, the earth, the ocean, the fire.  He is the trees, the grass, the flowers, the weeds.  He is the bird in that tree, and the snake in that grass, the bug in the flowers and the thorn in the weeds....

  • You Reap What You Sow - The Law of the Circle!

    Posted January 28 by Sista' Joy

    https://youtu.be/EoLX-cler1c

  • Leave The Light On In Your Heart!

    Posted January 27 by Sista' Joy

    All this week, the Holy Spirit kept saying to me, “Leave the Light on in Your Heart,” “Leave the Light on in Your Heart,” “Leave the Light on in Your Heart.” So insistent was its simple but powerful message that I was compelled to share it here! When this Divine ...

  • Man from Mars

    Posted January 27 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Square pegs and round holes is where hammers come in handy.  I've learned to think of myself as a hammer.  Don't concern yourself with what other people think, follow your own path.  If there's a brick wall blocking your path, make a door.  You're only beaten when you quit.  ...

  • Muddy Waters

    Posted January 23 by Pauvlo Anguiano

    When we as living beings begin to journey through the world, there will be difficulty.  We must remember that the Lotus Flower rises fromm the most obscure muddy waters, think of the muddy waters as our life struggles, and like the flower we will struggle and grow and struggle to the top.  ...

  • Spiritual Harvest at Autumn Equinox

    Posted January 22 by Rev. Renee Paddock

    This sermon was delivered in the fall of 2013   Iroquois Thanksgiving Prayer We return thanks to our mother,the earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams,which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs,which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. ...

  • Time - The Transcendence of Love

    Posted January 21 by Pastor Tony Villari

    I am a hopeless romantic.  I have to be.  Love and I have always been strange bedfellows.  It isn't that I don't know what love is, I have a pretty good grasp on the emotion... and exercise it often.  I have a deep philosophy concerning it; I simply refuse to invest myself fully ...

  • Pastor Dave

    Posted January 20 by David Martin

    I was recently asked by a young man how I lived life as a "man from mars".  That was a phrase the he had heard at work to describe me.  (I take no offense at their characterization  of me.)  I have often said I look at life from a slightly off center view point and I make no apol...

  • The Evolution of Creation

    Posted January 19 by Dennel Tyon

        Dennel B. Tyon SCI 110 - The Rise of Modern Science Argosy University Online Dr. Richard Craven December 13, 2010   The Evolution of Creation               I grew up, and was baptized, in the Mormon faith. But s...

  • What does the cross mean to you?

    Posted January 18 by Michael LiDonne

    What does the cross mean to you? Some of you have a cross pendant on a chain that you wear or carry with you, but why do you wear or carry that? If it has meaning to you, it shouldn't and you should ask God for forgiveness for allowing the devil to make you think of Christ when you look at or wear...

  • Windows xp professional data recovery

    Posted January 17 by torie yang

    Refers back to the method of restoring knowledge using hard disk drive completely extractible disk, Or different kind of electronic and digital flea market your tv and radio stations. Already windows xp professional 64 bit are familiar with everyon which any clips would be. Stocking your current inf...

  • In for Winter Out for Spring

    Posted January 15 by Rev. Renee Paddock

    I've been revisiting some of the sermons I've written in the past few years, and will be posting some of them here to invite discussion.This one is called In for Winter Out for Spring and was written in 2014.   I know you’ll all be surprised by this, but I’ve been running on empty...

  • MY LIFE CHANGED OVERNIGHT - God called and I answered.

    Posted January 15 by Tommy Lee Oscar

              My purpose revealed. God is GREAT and worthy to be praised. Blessings to all my brothers and sisters near and far. Happy New Year to you all. Less than 24 hours ago I was just a guy, a normal guy living a pretty normal life. I had goals and ambitions I...

  • Love and Happiness

    Posted January 13 by Pastor Tony Villari

    I searched at great length for an image to put at the top of this post, and I fell prey to multiple choices of a man and woman - in this day and age, I knew better.  After a heartfelt self-admonishment I settled on a photo which seems to leave the door open for whichever gender floats your boat...

  • My "Word" for 2017

    Posted January 8 by Rev. Renee Paddock

    A couple of years or so ago, some of my friends started doing a "theme" word for the year, rather than a "resolution". Since many resolutions take on a negative connotation of what to NOT do; the "word of the year" puts a more positive spin on it of what you want to bring in or concentrate on in the...

  • Time - To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

    Posted January 6 by Pastor Tony Villari

    To sleep, perchance to dream?  As the Bard once penned, "Aye, there's the rub, for in that sleep of death, what dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause."  And how long will that pause be?  I've had plenty of dreams while amongst the living which...

  • LOVE FOR ALL HATRED FOR NONE

    Posted January 5 by Rev. Dr. (Imam) Hanif Koya, D.D.

    Greets of peace and love to all! LOVE FOR ALL AND HATRED FOR NONE is the moto of the international Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of which I am a member and such we love all mankind and  spread the message of love and peace and practice it too. Our members are persecuted in different parts of the...

  • The Tools You Bring With

    Posted January 4 by Pastor Tony Villari

    When it comes to survival there are several camps I would fear, these are the camps of "want." They are the perpetually poor who want what I have and the formerly rich who want what I have, and any other group who wants what I have. The fact that you are willing to share what you have is of so much ...

  • REAL Hatred Online

    Posted January 4 by Matthew Stephen Abraham

    Leave it to the internet to destory, on a continual basis, any faith a person might have left in humanity. By now I'm sure most people have seen the video of the two year old twin boys climbing on the dresser in what appears to be their bedroom and pulling it over on top of themselves trapping one o...

  • Time - Life Between the Ticks

    Posted January 2 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Tick...tick...tick...tick...  Living life between the ticking of a clock - with digital timepieces young people may soon be growing up not ever realizing what that means. For me it occurs every day.   To read the rest of this post, take a second and follow this link to my blog, &ldqu...

  • In Praise of Darkness

    Posted December 29, 2016 by Rev. Renee Paddock

    I found this piece when researching a homily - it spoke very strongly to me so I wanted to share it. In Praise of Darkness Barbara Brown Taylor Christianity has never had anything nice to say about the dark.“Darkness” is shorthand for anything that scares me — that I want nopart...

  • Mary, the Theotokos

    Posted December 29, 2016 by Pastor Tony Villari

    "Hypostatically united," threw me for a loop, so I did what any self-respecting man would do, I stopped for directions - I looked it up. Don't bother, it didn't help. I knew it was time to stop looking when I was directed to a legal (as in law school) definition of the word. When lawyers get involve...

  • Forces of the Future

    Posted December 28, 2016 by Chaplain (Capt.) Kenny Sallee

      In the early years of a new century and a new millennium, many of us wonder: What does the future hold? What will the next hundred years, or the next thousand years, be like? Click HERE to continue reading on my blog.

  • Heart of a Compassionate Warrior

    Posted December 26, 2016 by Matthew Stephen Abraham

      JMJ: All Christian warriors, be they medieval knights to modern policemen or military men, to those of us committed to warfare in the spiritual realm have wrestled with the same question: How do we reconcile the seemingly contradictory teachings of Christ and the Old Testament which call u...

  • "The Unpopular Truth"

    Posted December 26, 2016 by Chaplain (Capt.) Kenny Sallee

    For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, (1 Timothy 2:5, NIV) One of the most often-asked questions regarding the Christian faith goes something like this: "What about the person who has never heard that Jesus is the only way to God? What about the person...

  • Merry Christmas

    Posted December 25, 2016 by Chaplain (Capt.) Kenny Sallee

      For the grace of God has been revealed,bringing salvation to all people.—Titus 2:11 May you experience God's gift of grace this Christmas! In Jesus,Cap'n Kenny Read my daily postings HERE

  • A Belief In… Something

    Posted December 25, 2016 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Three reasons why the New York Times' War on Christmas denial is all wrong.  Does this title confuse anyone else?  Well, maybe it's just me, but I'd have written this differently, like highlighting "War on Christmas" so it isn't misconstrued as the "New York Times' War on Christmas" denial...

  • Solstice 2016

    Posted December 24, 2016 by Rev. Renee Paddock

    Solstice Meditations 2016   Each year from June 21 until December 21 or thereabouts the amount of light every day gets shorter. And from September through February the darkness is noticeably greater than the light. We are used to this. Some of us barely note it except maybe when it creeps up ...

  • Devociones en Español

    Posted December 24, 2016 by Chaplain (Capt.) Kenny Sallee

    Porque la gracia de Dios se ha manifestado para salvación de todos los hombres. (Tito 2:11, RVC) Como la luz en un sitio oscuro. Como la lluvia sobre un terreno reseco. Como el aroma del mejor perfume en un ambiente viciado. Como todo lo que refresca, revitaliza y renueva. Así es la g...

  • Greatful

    Posted December 23, 2016 by David Deweese

    I am reminded that the child of God carried no book, or need to conquer. Everything one needs will be given until the final gift of light in death. Be a vessel not full but wanting all you are willing to give. Find silence and be greatful of imperfection. It is a gift, the image not of this world. P...

  • There Are Many Roads Leading to Same Destination

    Posted December 23, 2016 by Rev. T. Tucker Forensic Psychologist (Ret.)

    Religion vs Spirituality  Religion is a path to God. Spirituality is also a path to God. However they have differences in approach. 1. Experience vs Belief. Religion usually entails adhering to a certain dogma or belief system. Spirituality places little importance on intellectual beliefs, but...

  • Thoughts On Ministry

    Posted December 23, 2016 by Rev. Elizabeth Hoff, ULC

    Recent experience has taught me that there is more to being a minister (MUCH more, in fact) than doing weddings. I am concerned that there are FAR too many people joining the ULC for the sole purpose of doing weddings.  (When I hear a ULC minister describe their work as a "wedding ministry", t...

  • Happiness in the Eyes of a Child

    Posted December 22, 2016 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Whenever I feel down, which isn't often, I can always find my happy place in the eyes of a child.  I can be standing in line at Walmart and there will be a child in a basket that just won't stop looking at me.  Before you know it I'm in a one way conversation with this little shit, they're...

  • "A Divine Birth Announcement"

    Posted December 19, 2016 by Chaplain (Capt.) Kenny Sallee

      And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. . . . But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. (Luke 2:8, 10, NIV) If you are a parent, then you can remember...

  • What Gifts May Come

    Posted December 19, 2016 by Pastor Tony Villari

    This was to be "My Christmas Thought" for this coming Sunday, but it was viewed as a bit maudlin for the season.  That is one view, but I'd prefer to consider the beautiful "miracle" of it all, but then, I revel in miracles around me throughout the year and in particular during the Christmas se...

  • Know Thy Self 2

    Posted December 18, 2016 by Sara Williams

    Know thy self To know yourself is to know god. In most religious bibles it is stated in one form or another that we were created in the image of god. The better you come to know yourself the better you will come to know and understand the world around you. If you are filled with love, care, and com...

  • The Hair We Take for Granted

    Posted December 15, 2016 by Pastor Tony Villari

    I think there is nothing quite as beautiful, nothing that can make a statement of perfection, as much as a woman who can carry herself with such refinement and class while sporting a well shorn head.  It is truly not the lack of hair which defines the woman, but rather the woman who defines the...

  • What Money Can't Buy

    Posted December 13, 2016 by Jay Olson

    When I was young and in my prime. I didn't have a single dime. But what I had, you could not buy. And I hope I have it till the day I die. I had an angel following me. I had an angel I could not see. I didn't know the angels name. I loved that angel all the same. It made no diff...

  • Did God Create a Man and a Woman?

    Posted December 13, 2016 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Did God create a man and a woman, or did He, as Genesis proclaims, create man, male and female, and name them Man? Isn't this written so as to leave it all open to interpretation? It would seem you can read it as all-inclusive of the rich variety of mankind, of those peacefully seeking His grace, th...

  • Are you being persecuted?

    Posted December 11, 2016 by Chaplain (Capt.) Kenny Sallee

      There is a pernicious rumor that resurfaces every Advent season and spreads across social media faster than a cold in a kindergarten class. It’s the rumor that God can be “kept out” of Christmas. ...Continue Reading...

  • Roses for the Mother of God

    Posted December 10, 2016 by Matthew Stephen Abraham

      Roses are said to be our Holy Mother's favorite flower. Every time we pray the Hail Mary prayer we give our Holy Mother a rose, and every time we pray a decade of the rosary (1 Lord's prayer and 10 Hail Mary's) we give her a bouqet of roses. Each time we pray a full set of mysteries of the...

  • Happy Holidays, From a New Atheist Minister!

    Posted December 8, 2016 by Robert Derr

    There seems to be a flap on social media this time every holiday season, that there's a "War on Christmas," largely because signs that maybe once read 'Merry Christmas' decades ago, now say, 'Happy Holidays.' The phrase itself goes back to at least 1942, with the song Happy Holiday, and has been use...