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  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted 17 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection February 19, 2018   So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10   A Time to Think Believe that you can and you're halfway ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted 17 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Ambition Of The Great Monday, February 19, 2018   As believers, we often consider ambition to be a bad and worldly thing. But Messiah said, “He who would be greatest among you must be the servant of all.” In other words, the desire for greatness isn’t wrong in itself, o...

  • Judge Not!

    Posted 17 hours ago by Pastor Tony Villari

    In Christian scripture, Matthew 7:1-2, we are advised, "You shall not judge, lest you be judged. For with the judgment that you judge, you will be judged, and with the measure that you measure, it will be measured to you..." Yet, throughout Christian history this is exactly what we fall prey to, the...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection February 18, 2018   My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from him. Psalm 62:5   A Time to Think Our prayers lay the track down on which God’s power can come.–Watchman Nee, church leader, and Christian teacher   A ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection February 17, 2018   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 Think Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.—Helen Keller   A ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection February 16, 2018   Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence. Jeremiah 17:7   A Time to Think If you have a song of faith in your heart, it will be heard by the look on your face. –Anonymous   A ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    November 29, 1947, & The Dead Sea Scrolls Friday, February 16, 2018   On November 29th, 1947, an archeologist named Eliezer Sukenik was deciphering the writings of some parchments he’d just obtained from Bethlehem. On the other side of the globe in Flushing Queens, the ne...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection February 14, 2018   God has poured out his love into our hearts. Romans 5:5   A Time to Think Open your hearts to the love God instills . . . God loves you tenderly. What He gives you is not to be kept under lock and key, but to be shared. –Mother T...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Bird In The Secret Place Wednesday, February 14, 2018   The Song of Solomon is about a bride and groom in love. More than that, it’s about God’s love for you. The Groom calls the bride away as a dove to the cleft of the rock, to the secret place for a time of intimate love. S...

  • The “Interfaith” Question

    Posted Feb 13 by Pastor Tony Villari

    In the course of ministering, my philosophy has developed from one of "religious" tolerance to one of "spiritual" tolerance.  Those who read my blog understand my lack of acceptance toward "organized" religion.  It made perfect sense, to me, to re-incorporate into our idea of religion, any...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection February 12, 2018   For God is not the author of confusion but of peace ... 1 Corinthians 14:33   A Time to Think Worry 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 ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Messiah’s Override Monday, February 12, 2018   Imagine you’re an Orthodox Jew and you hear a fellow rabbi say, “You have heard it said…” He then repeats a verse from the Law of Moses, but then he adds, “But I say to you…” Can you imagine what...

  • Controlling Inappropriate Conduct?

    Posted Feb 11 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Well, the legal ramifications of even thinking of getting to know you, simply makes it not worth the effort. If you'd like to get to know me, on the other hand, feel free to foist inappropriate conduct upon me, for a change. I absolutely guarantee you I will appreciate the c...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection February 11, 2018   Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14   A Time to Think In the end, nothing we do or say in this lifetime will matter as much as the way we have loved one another. &n...

  • Compass Points

    Posted Feb 10 by Pastor Tony Villari

    I met with a new chaplain the other day.  We talked for a bit and he said he was looking to me for direction.  I just smiled, "I think your compass, Father, is much better than mine."  When the topic of one's direction comes up, I am always reminded of a man, an older Army vet, d...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection February 10, 2018   Call unto to me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things which you have not known.  Jeremiah 33:3   A Time to Think Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? &n...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection February 9, 2018   Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Jam...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Power Of The Mohar Friday, February 9, 2018   In ancient Israel, when a man was to marry a woman, he’d have to give her what was called the ‘mohar’; ‘the bridal price’. It was a sign of his love for her. When he paid it, it signaled the end of her old life a...

  • Postmortem Morbidity - A Eulogy of Self

    Posted Feb 8 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Some people, like my mother, might find discussions about death to be a tad morbid.  My mom doesn't mind discussing the afterlife, mind you, it's just any lengthy discussion dealing with the corpse, autopsy, funeral, eulogy, etc., are usually "put to rest" in short order.  Her attitude is ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection February 8, 2018   And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17   A Time to Think Good morning, Lord! What are You up to today? Can I be a part of it?...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Immanuel Forever Thursday, February 8, 2018   ‘Em Anu El’ means God is with us. From that Hebrew sentence comes the name Immanuel. Messiah is called Emmanuel. There’s no indication in the Bible that His name will ever be changed. He’ll still be Emmanuel; God is with u...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection February 6, 2018   For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9   A Time to Think You will find it is necessary to let th...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Cleansing Of The Lake Tuesday, February 6, 2018   Sometimes you think you’re doing well in the Lord when all of a sudden, you stumble on some sin you thought was long gone and feel disgusted with yourself. But instead of letting it be a great step backward in the Lord, you can turn...

  • Oh, the Vows of Clergy!

    Posted Feb 5 by Pastor Tony Villari

    It is my humble opinion that the vows of Christian clergy went south with the death of Jesus, if not before. The same corruption occurred with the death of Muhammad when both factions of his family ripped the Qur'an in two, one of love and peace, and one not. But, isn't this the way it, almost alway...

  • Perpetrating Violence against Women

    Posted Feb 4 by Pastor Tony Villari

    I took off my best "Hawaiian" print shirt in a Mexican cantina one evening, and handed it to the loser of a cat fight who had her own one-piece outfit ripped off, leaving her drunk and in nothing but her socks.  I took my own naked torso, and my half bottle of beer, and went outside where it wa...

  • Soul Food for Thought

    Posted Jan 31 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Those of you who have read my posts, my thoughts dealing with time, reality, and the afterlife, will recognize, hopefully, much of my thoughts in the opening quote, above, of noted quantum physicist Prof. Hans-Peter Dürr.  Our ideas on this are so similar I could have written this quo...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 31, 2018   But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.  1 ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Abundance Of Ministry Wednesday, January 31, 2018   I’ve often run into people who are waiting for their ministry. If only those in charge would see their gifts in the Lord and recognize their calling. If only… Messiah said the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 30, 2018   For with God nothing will be impossible. Luke 1:37   A Time to Think God never made a promise that was too good to be true. –Dwight L. Moody, evangelist and publisher   A Time to Act Lean on the One who cares.   A T...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lord Of The Mountains Tuesday, January 30, 2018   Isaiah 52:7 says, “How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him who brings good news”. This is ultimately a prophecy about Messiah. He gave the ‘Sermon on the Mount’, was transfigured, taught, slept, and was betraye...

  • Pastor Michelle

    Posted Jan 29 by Michelle Fisher

    Hello Everyone. I am brand new and checking things out. This looks like as good a place as any to start. I am posting some of my views and will be looking at the views of others as well. I don't care what Religion you are. Stick with what feels right and where your Faith takes you and don't let any...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 29, 2018   To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.  Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV   A Time to Think Put your trust in God and just calmly go your way. —Dr. Norman Vincent Peale   A Time to Act Recog...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Price Of God Monday, January 29, 2018   The Gospels tell of the temple priests paying Judas thirty pieces of silver to obtain Messiah. Zechariah 11 prophesied that the sign of Israel’s rejection of their God would be 30 pieces of silver. Those 30 pieces weren’t just given as ...

  • Religion (pars tres) - Faith

    Posted Jan 29 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Émile Zola was an acclaimed French novelist, a socialist and, though baptized catholic, an agnostic and critic of the Roman Catholic Church.  "Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest."  When I read his qu...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 27, 2018   Remind them . . . to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. Titus 3:1, 2   A Time to Think Your prayer for someone may or may not change them, but it always changes you. –Craig Groeschel, pastor   A Time to ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 26, 2018   The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29   A Time to Think Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to God the radiance of His worth. –John Piper, preacher, and author   A Time to Act Remember that ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Spider Webs Of Zeus Friday, January 26, 2018   The ancient Greeks worshiped a pantheon of gods represented by statues to which they bowed down and offered gifts. Zeus, the king of their gods, was considered strong, fierce, lusty, capricious, and not to be messed with. The Greeks feared h...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 25, 2017   Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:3   A Time to Think Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welco...

  • From my old scratch book

    Posted Jan 23 by Pavel Osipov

    On Matthew 19:21-22 "Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth." Heh, guess lots of modern people...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 23, 2017   Let all you do be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:14   A Time to Think Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. –Mitch Albom, author   A Time to Act Be willing to take lovingly each small gift ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Nurturing Your Salvation Tuesday, January 23, 2018   Psalms 127:3 says, “Children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” That’s why there’s so much joy when a baby’s born because it’s a gift. But right after the baby’s born the p...

  • Be Kind To Yourself

    Posted Jan 22 by Rev. YoYo

    We’re encouraged to forgive others. But have you forgiven yourself? Have you taken the time to be your own best friend? Have you looked in the mirror, at the person you are today, and say ‘it’s okay?’  I mean really? It’s not an egotistical act. If you live a life ...

  • legal contracts and business insurance

    Posted Jan 22 by Christian Kathy

    When speaking at weddings, funerals or any occasion, have any of you had a legal contract drawn up for your client to sign? Even though I'm an ordained minister, I'm thinking more for a celebrant speaking role. I was also wondering if business insurance was needed in the rare case that someone might...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJanuary 22, 2018 What is impossible with men is possible with God. Luke 18:27 A Time to Think Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. –Max Lucado, author, and preacher A Time to ActBelieve that Jes...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Remember To Count Your Unblessings! Monday, January 22, 2018   If you want to live a joyful life in God, learn the secret of treasuring your unblessings. Unblessings are all the things you don’t have. Instead of being depressed because you’re not living in the house of your dream...

  • 299,792,458 Meters/Second

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Tony Villari

    You really can't trust speed limit signs.  The speed of light in a vacuum "is now simply specified to be 299,792,458 meters per second," or 670,616,629 miles per hour which would make the "true" maximum speed of light 186,282 miles per second, not 186,000, as stated on the "humorous" ...

  • What Am I Doing?

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Tony Villari

    There was a piece of art posted to Facebook the other day, and it struck a chord with me.  The wording was thus:  "I would just like to publicly announce that I have no idea what I'm doing."  Good Lord, sometimes I wish I knew.  Even today, retired and sixty-four years of ag...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 21, 2018   Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13   A Time to Think As long as you do things for God, you are a Hall of Famer in heaven's list. –Rick Warren, pastor, and author ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 20, 2018   He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall not despise their prayer. Psalm 102:17   A Time to Think A chief cause of worry and unhappiness in life is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment. –Maralee M...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJanuary 16, 2018 Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you. Psalm 63:3 A Time to ThinkThe safest place to be is within the will of God –Author Unknown A Time to ActFace your challenges with determination and resiliency. A Time to...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Perishing Is Not The End Of The World Tuesday, January 16, 2018   Esther struggled with a problem. In trying to save the life of the Jewish people, she risked losing her own life. Finally, she said, “if I perish, I perish.” Now, what kind of statement is that? It’s a very J...

  • The 4 Hidden Flavors of Modern Love and How They Radically Impa

    Posted Jan 15 by Scott Bruno

    “An entire army made of lovers would be invincible.” — Plato, Symposium It is said the Eskimos in North America have 50-100 unique words for snow. Countless Native tribes have incredibly nuanced terms for plants, ground, and jungle structure. This gives their soc...

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Posted Jan 15 by Pastor Tony Villari

    I think that Dr. King died before he could figure out how to make people listen to him.  Oh, I think plenty of people heard him; very few people listened to him.  I don't mean to say people ignored what the heard; they just didn't listen to the message hard enough to tr...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Nobody Plans Rotten Things Monday, January 15, 2018   Nobody plans a rotten relationship with their spouse or goes to premarital counseling on how to put together a bad marriage. Bad marriages are not planned. You don’t have to plan to be selfish, take the other person for granted, or ...

  • Religion (pars duorum) - After the Collapse

    Posted Jan 15 by Pastor Tony Villari

    What will happen if everything we ever believed about religion is proved to be false?  What happens if the Vatican cannot keep the lid on an ultimate truth they may have been hiding since the crucifixion of Jesus Christ?  What if Christ himself was nothing more than an elaborate hoax? ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 14, 2018   Call unto to Me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things which you have not known.  Jeremiah 33:3   A Time to Think Weave in faith and God will find the thread. –Proverb   A Time to Act Believe ...

  • Spiritual Guidance from St. Catherine of Siena

    Posted Jan 13 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Growing in Virtue with Christ as Our Bridge Given our fallen human nature, we all struggle in our pursuit of living virtuously. Even if we are faithful Catholics, who are attending Mass on Sundays, frequenting the sacrament of Confession, and praying daily, we can still find it difficult not to a...

  • Seeker of Truth?

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor Tony Villari

    I never stopped to think about what I am.  Maybe that's because I'm too wrapped up in why I am.  I'm already pretty sure of the what, I mean, its right here, right now.  If I knew the why, however, I'd probably give the what more attention but,&...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 13, 2018   The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:14   A Time to Think God enters by a private door into each individual. –Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher, and poet   A Time to Act Cultivate the c...

  • I think I had lost all my password

    Posted Jan 12 by Dr. Gregory Robinson

    Will i lost my password for this site and I have. I HAD a good new year, and now I have lots of all my thing. Now you all can call me Rev Dr Gregory Robinson.

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 12, 2018   When I awake, I am still with thee.  Psalm 139:18 KJV   A Time to Think This a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before. —Maya Angelou   A Time to Act Keep this Scripture close to your heart. It is the secret to...

  • Religion - Control of the Faithful

    Posted Jan 11 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Weekly, the ministers of Christianity, and many other faiths, lead the well-dressed faithful in praise of the almighty, omnipresent, omnipotent force responsible for, well, everything.  They do this in expensive buildings, rented convention centers and stadiums, and multi-million dollar pl...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 11, 2018   Shout His praise with joy! For great is the Holy One. Isaiah 12:6 NLT   A Time to Think Trials...may come in abundance. But they cannot penetrate into the sanctuary of the soul when it is settled in God, ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJanuary 10, 2018 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward. Philippians 3:13-14 ESV A Time to ThinkProblems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughe...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Monster And The Baby Wednesday, January 10, 2018   In the late 19th century, a customs service worker in the Austrian Empire fell in love and married his cousin, Klara, who gave birth to 3 children, all of whom died as infants. Her fourth child, a son, survived. He was her ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionJanuary 9, 2018 Every word of God is flawless. Proverbs 30:5 NIV A Time to ThinkThe Bible is the only book whose Author is always present when one reads it. –Author Unknown A Time to ActAllow God’s love to heal old wounds. A Time to PrayHeavenly Father, re...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Why It’s Important That Moses Is Dead   Tuesday, January 9, 2018   The first five books of the Bible are called the Torah. The Torah ends commending Moses, but the very next book opens with God saying, “Moses, My servant, is dead.” Without the Book of Joshua, the Bi...

  • Moses crossing the Red Sea on dry ground is not a myth!

    Posted Jan 7 by Scott Bruno

    Moses crossing the Red Sea on dry ground is not a myth! The Bible records that a huge number of Hebrew slaves escaped the wrath of Egypt through the parted waters of the Red Sea.   The Bible details the destruction of Pharaoh’s army as walls of sea water crashed down upon the...

  • Friends and Family?

    Posted Jan 6 by Pastor Tony Villari

    What are friends if they aren't family?  Well, they're not really friends... more like acquaintances.  True friends you just know, and it usually doesn't take long to discover.  They embrace you when you first meet them, and they embrace you thereafter.  ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 6, 2018   Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT   A Time to Think “Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say. I s...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 5, 2018   A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30 (NIV)   A Time to Think Enjoy the blessings of a new year, in Christ, one day at a time! –Debbie Carroccio...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Pantheist Christian Friday, January 5, 2018   The basis of Eastern and New Age religion is that ultimately everything and anything is God - pantheism. When people in the Lord put “Thus sayeth the Lord”, “The Lord told me”, or “The Lord spoke to...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Jan 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 4, 2018   For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. Isaiah 55:8   A Time to Think Be willing to give yourself, and there will be new life for you in this New Year and in every y...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Expert Witness… You! Thursday, January 4, 2018   How do you witness? It’s much simpler than you think. Witnessing comes down to simply bearing witness. It doesn’t mean you have to be impressive or eloquent, you just bear witness. Imagine you’re on a...

  • One More "Time"

    Posted Jan 3 by Pastor Tony Villari

    While young, we are all taught in such a way that time is seen as a straight line from point A to point B.  Consider the description of time given by the fictional character Dr. Who, "Time isn't a straight line. It's all... bumpy-wumpy. There's loads of boring stuff. Like Sundays and Tuesd...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Jan 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 3, 2018   Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagles. Psalm 103:2,5   A Time to Think Eight thousand, seven hundred ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Year Of His Favor And Will Wednesday, January 3, 2018   Messiah began His ministry reading Isaiah 61:1, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me …to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” He came to fulfill this Scripture, but His ministry didn&rsquo...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection January 2, 2018   Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 107:1 ESV   A Time to Think As you step into this new year, be bold enough and daring enough to believe in the abundant ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Year Of Second Chances Tuesday, January 2, 2018   The English word ‘year’ is pretty simple. But the Hebrew word for ‘year’ holds many mysteries – the word is ‘Shannah.’ One of its meanings is ‘the second.’ So each New Ye...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted December 31, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection December 31, 2017   I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13 NIV   A Time to Think Christ was born to bring new Life. May the New Year renew new Life in you. –Author ...

  • The Curmudgeon - Treating People Badly

    Posted December 31, 2017 by Pastor Tony Villari

    As you get into old age, if life has taught you anything, you get anchored into what you learned.  You become closed minded to the changes in society which create issues for the young not common back in the day. One glaring example is why the young don't save money.  Well, in the early 198...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted December 30, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection December 30, 2017   My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline and don’t be upset when He corrects you. Proverbs 3:11 NLT   A Time to Think The New Year is a time to learn to rely more heavily on the grace of ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 29, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Power Of The Lamb Friday, December 29, 2017   Here in the West, we begin the new year in January. But the biblical new year wasn’t in January, nor was it in September as many think. It came with the Hebrew month of Nisan in the spring. Nisan was the month of the Passo...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted December 29, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection December 29, 2017   And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. Psalm 39:7 NLT   A Time to Think Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. —Desmond Tutu   A ...

  • A Spiritual Path for the European Male

    Posted December 27, 2017 by Brother Thor Hammer

    In the current time there is a major crisis among European men. Due to various factors in western society the European male is largely maligned if not outright ostracized by polite society. It's not necessary to get into the hows and whys, but only to know that the problem exists. The soft-hearted u...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted December 27, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection December 27, 2017   Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Psalm 97:11   A Time to Think In daily life, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy....

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 27, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The On-Time Lateness Of God Wednesday, December 27, 2017   I’ve often had a problem being late. To compensate, I would set my clocks ahead. But then I would compensate by doing math calculations to arrive at the actual real time. God has the same problem. He said, “...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 26, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Performing Your Enemy’s Funeral? Tuesday, December 26, 2017   Messiah said “love your enemies”, a seemingly impossible command. How do you love someone who’s against you or the one you’re against? But if your enemy dies, if your enemy doesn’t...

  • Thank you, God!

    Posted December 26, 2017 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Thank you, God!   On New Year's morning I will wake up, knock twice, and give my usual praise:  "Thank you, God, for another beautiful day in paradise and another chance to excel in life!"  The more things change, the more they stay the same; for those of us who have learned to...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 25, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Terror Of The Nativity Monday, December 25, 2017   In the 30s, Boris Karloff dressed up as Frankenstein and it was reported that women literally fainted in fear. In the 60s was a movie called Psycho that caused women to pass out in the theater. What does this have to do wit...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted December 25, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection December 25, 2017   For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 KJV   A Time to Think I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs,...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted December 23, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection December 23, 2017   And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7 KJV   A Time to Think Keeping Christmas is good,...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted December 22, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection December 22, 2017   Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. Psalm 95:6 NIV   A Time to Think All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ. —David...

  • Merry “Feast of the Nativity”

    Posted December 21, 2017 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Merry “Feast of the Nativity”   God save us all from the League of the Perpetually Offended!  Christmas, for all its detractors, has suffered from a less than laudable past.  I have read, as stated in the opening quote, the name itself is a misnomer as it means the death...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted December 20, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection December 20, 2017   But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11 N...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 20, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Only Verse He Preached Wednesday, December 20, 2017   Henry Moorehouse began to preach when he was a young man and died at the age of 40. Every time he preached, he gave out as his text John 3:16, and he never ran out of things to say. As believers, we’re prone to see...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted December 19, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection December 19, 2017   And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 NIV   A Time to Think The light in a child's eyes is all...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 19, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Speaking The Memra Tuesday, December 19, 2017   The first words ever spoken, as far as we’re concerned, are found in Genesis 1:1. God speaks and creation begins. Because of this, the rabbis wrote of the memra; the spoken Word of God. They saw it as something divine, for b...

  • To Escape From These Things

    Posted December 19, 2017 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Personally, I feel that, for the truly righteous and worthy, there is no "escape from these things which are going to occur" as long as you have knowledge and faith that whatever is coming will, in fact, occur, you will never be able to escape your knowledge or your faith in the inevi...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted December 16, 2017 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection December 16, 2017   Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV   A Time to Think You have not lived today until ...