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  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted 15 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 16, 2017 We give thanks to thee, O God; we give thanks; we call on thy name and recount thy wondrous deeds. Psalm 75:1 A Time to ThinkGratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but riche...

  • Each New Day

    Posted 16 hours ago by Pastor Tony Villari

    What we all tend to forget is that help arrives each and every morning in God's gift of a new dawn, a new day, and another chance to excel in the life which we have also been gifted.  But, what if you have yet to learn this or anything else which you have been blessed with life to learn?  ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 15, 2017 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22 A Time to ThinkWorry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.—Corrie ten Boom A Time to ActBelieve ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 14, 2017Moses also said, “You will know that it was the Lord when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against th...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 13, 2017 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:2 NIV A Time to ThinkDo not strive in your own strength. —Andrew Murray A Time to ActSpread seeds...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Success In The Failure Friday, October 13, 2017 Robert Moffett, a Scottish missionary to South Africa, came back to Scotland to recruit missionaries. He preached a message titled, “Unto You Oh Men, I Call”. It was winter and only a few women, along with a small boy who had come to ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 12, 2017 My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. Exodus 33:14 NIV A Time to ThinkWe are commanded to stop (literally)…rest, relax, let go, and make time for Him. The scene is one of stillness and quietness, listening and waiting before Him...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Manifesting Messiah Thursday, October 12, 2017 When I was five, I cut out little pieces of cardboard and pasted them together to make a bus with windows, wheels, and little seats. I put it in my back pocket to bring it to school for show-and- tell. When it was time, I stood up and reached into my ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 11, 2017 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by f...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Gathering Of The Royal Wednesday, October 11, 2017 On the 50th anniversary celebration of the United Nations, leaders from all over the world came to celebrate. It was said that there werernmore leaders gathered there at that time than had ever gathered anywhere in the history of man. As impre...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 10, 2017 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3 ESV A Time to ThinkPrayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Time Of All Times Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Many of us have a book to schedule the hours and days of our lives. If you’re like me, it fills up quickly. And yet all calendars and planners, all the events of our lives are linked to one event— the birth of the Jewish Messiah. When thi...

  • Female Primacy

    Posted Oct 9 by Sylvia Stevens

    Is God female? If you believe in God, then yes. Think of it this way... something does not arise from nothing. God created life. ALL life. She created the universe and ALL life in Her image. How do we know this? Because at ONE state in their development ALL living organisms begin with TWO chromoso...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 9, 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 ThinkChange always starts in your mind. The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel influences the way you act. &mdash...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The State Of Tamim Monday, October 9, 2017 Messiah said, “Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect”. He was speaking Hebrew, and one of the central Hebrew words for perfect is tamim. It also means complete. Your heavenly Father is perfect and not lacking anything. If you want ...

  • What It Ain’t It Ain’t   

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Is this to be yet another esoteric discussion of the obvious?  For some, perhaps, for others maybe providing a little food for thought, a crumb of reality, or ply a warning for lemmings trying to keep up with their mindless mentors while holding onto the paper cup of cyanide laced fruit punch a...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 8, 2017 So we continue to preach Christ to each person, using all wisdom to warn and to teach everyone, in order to bring each one into God's presence as a mature person in Christ. Colossians 1:28 NCV A Time to ThinkIf you want to know your purpose, pursue the h...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 6, 2017 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. Psalm 119:14 TNIV A Time to ThinkWe need to encourage new believers to feed on God’s Word—it is nourishment for the soul. —Billy Graham A Time to ActEach day, make S...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The End Party Friday, October 6, 2017 In life there are two parties and two joys. That of the world and that of heaven. The world celebrates beginnings- youth at the beginning of life, the wedding at the beginning of the marriage. They find joy in strength, beauty and sensual pleasure. As time goe...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Dwellings Of Thanks Thursday, October 5, 2017   The Feast of Tabernacles is called Sukkot in Hebrew. It’s plural for sukkah, which means a temporary hut. The Israelites would leave their homes and camp out in huts they made out of branches. They would remember the jou...

  • 100th Anniversary of Fatima

    Posted Oct 4 by Matthew Stephen Abraham

    The message of Our Lady of Fatima is an apocalyptic one. She repeatedly expresses to the three shepherd children the sorrows flowing from her Immaculate Heart, and the impending threat of God's Holy Justice if men do not amend their sinful ways. She implores us to repent, to pray the rosary, and to ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Message From The Dead Wednesday, October 4, 2017 In the late 19th century, Henry Stanley journeyed to Africa in search of David Livingstone. He was received by King Muteesa of Uganda. One of the king’s wives had a strange dream just before his arrival about the white man’s God and His ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Apostasy Candles Tuesday, October 3, 2017 II Thessalonians speaks of a great falling away. The Greek word is apostasia from which we get the word apostasy. Stasia means state of, and apo means away from. Looking around the world, we see apostasy everywhere, even in some churches. We’re w...

  • On Being Ugly

    Posted Oct 2 by Pastor Tony Villari

    We have no information at this time as to the reason for last evening's mass shooting, which killed over fifty and wounded hundreds.  We may never understand the mind of the killer; his family is as confused as law enforcement.  I mention the incident in this post because it plays to the s...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 2, 2017 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:23 (NIV) A Time to ThinkEverything God does is purposeful. And since God is in each of us, each of us has a purpose. —Iya...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Strings Of The Harp Monday, October 2, 2017 Ephesians 5:19 speaks of singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord. The word melody in Greek is psallo, which means to pluck as a harp. Your heart is like a harp made to make holy music, if it’s played right. You might look in your ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 30, 2017 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. Peter 1-6 (NIV) A Time to ThinkNever doubt in the darkness what God has given us in the light.—Francine Rivers, author A Tim...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 28, 2017 The minute I said, “I’m slipping, I’m falling,” Your love, God, took hold and held me fast. When I was upset and beside myself, You calmed me down and cheered me up. Psalm 94:18-19 MSG A Time to ThinkSomething terrible can happ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Break-Out Yom Kippur Thursday, September 28, 2017 Yom Kippur is the most vital day on the Jewish calendar— without any question— because it’s the Day of Atonement. Yom means day and Kippur means the covering or the atonement. For two thousand years, we’ve had a Yom/day ...

  • The Purpose of My Fear

    Posted Sep 27 by Pastor Tony Villari

    We learn some basic survival skills as we grow up, usually through conscientious parents who have learned valuable lessons, ofttimes through painful trial and error, and wish to save us from undergoing the same agony of defeat. As with most animals, we are also taught these skills to ensure the surv...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 27, 2017 I cry aloud to the Lord; I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy. I pour out before Him my complaint; before Him I tell my trouble. Psalm 142:1-2 NIV A Time to ThinkIf you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Changed Fate Wednesday, September 27, 2017 God told Jonah to proclaim to Nineveh that they would be overthrown in 40 days. Nineveh repented and at the end of 40 days was doing better than ever. How can that be when God said it would be overthrown? This bothered Jonah, and it’s bothered m...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 26, 2017 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete. Luke 6:49 NIV A Time to Thi...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Gospel Of Welch Tuesday, September 26, 2017 A young man who’d been accepted to the African missionary field found out that he was unable to serve because his wife physically couldn’t handle the extreme heat. Heartbroken, he resolved himself to make all the money he could to help sp...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 25, 2017 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 ES A Time to ThinkHope is a stubborn determination to not allow the hardships of life to downsize the bignes...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Slightest Bit Monday, September 25, 2017 Did you ever think you’d like to live in the Bible times? In synagogues today, in the center of the bema/podium is an ark/ornamental cabinet which contains the Torah scroll/first five books of Moses. That’s how it was in Bible times. People ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 24, 2017 Get up, pick up your pallet and walk. John 5:8 KJV A Time to ThinkGod found Gideon in a hole, Joseph in prison, Daniel in a lion's den. Next time you feel unqualified to be used by God, remember: He tends to recruit from the pit, not the pedestal. &md...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • My Car is GOD? 

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor Tony Villari

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Orders for Public Worship

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

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Each Step I Take

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Tony Villari

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

  • Wedding Officiants Beware

    Posted Sep 14 by Bishop Dale Day Hudson

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Why all these Storms?!?!?

    Posted Sep 11 by Scott Bruno

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • This Is Physics?

    Posted Sep 9 by Pastor Tony Villari

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Friends Along Our Path

    Posted Sep 6 by Pastor Tony Villari

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Panspermia - Evolution or Creationism?

    Posted Aug 30 by Pastor Tony Villari

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

  • Reincarnation

    Posted Aug 29 by Joe Hopkins

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • We All Have Something to Give

    Posted Aug 27 by Brenda Payne

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Laziness Equals Poverty?

    Posted Aug 26 by Pastor Tony Villari

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • When Our Valve Is Open

    Posted Aug 23 by Joe Hopkins

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

  • Passageway

    Posted Aug 23 by Joe Hopkins

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

  • Awareness

    Posted Aug 23 by Joe Hopkins

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Life Itself Is A Repetition

    Posted Aug 22 by Joe Hopkins

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

  • Life On Earth Is An Illusion

    Posted Aug 22 by Joe Hopkins

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • The New Gospel

    Posted Aug 21 by Joe Hopkins

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

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Aug 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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