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  • My resignation

    Posted June 18, 2011 by Deleted Member

    I think it would be great if people could have the FREEDOM to choose their own SCREEN NAME here just like on other networks...   but I am just one person so I will continue to put up with all the uncomplimentary things people call me...no checks and balances needed...just everyone do what the...

  • Excerpt from my son's discussion with a homophobe

    Posted June 18, 2011 by radar pangaean

    My son is a practicing Buddhist. He lives in Japan, a country which does not have a dominant Xtian presence. As an ex-pat, he does enjoy associating with other Americans who live there, but he finds it tedious at times to listen to a subset of them denigrate the culture of the country in which they ...

  • Who causes Negative things to happen?

    Posted June 17, 2011 by Minister Michael Lee Taylor-Fullilove

    Sometimes we ar not sure who or what to blame for bad things that happen to us or someone we love. Many would blame God. Some say, " if God was a good God why would he cause this to happen", or "if God cared for us why is these things happening?" Well, the answers to these questions and others simil...

  • Sowing the Seeds of Love

    Posted June 17, 2011 by Robert Mayhew

    Sowing the Seeds of Love   As a Husband, I am told I just don’t show enough attention or emotion, except when I get angry. This comes from my wife of 21+ years. To her I offered freely my love and the commitment to continue to love her, even when times are less than nurturing. It is to ...

  • A letter of Love and Memories.

    Posted June 17, 2011 by Rev. Suzanne Ranu

    A Letter to my Father.   Dear Dad.   My memories of you that stand out most in my mind are of you standing at the bottom of the stairs and me jumping into your arms with full trust that you would catch me.   Of you teaching me how to fish, going to the river at 5 in the morning ...

  • ANNUAL SALARY: $ 122,732

    Posted June 17, 2011 by Deleted Member

      The work of a Stay at Home Mom now equates to an annual income of $122,732.   This is based on a survey of over 12,000 mothers on salary.com.   They also based this number on how much it would cost to outsource 10 typical job functions of a mother: housekeeper, day care center ...

  • WORK: Discipline

    Posted June 17, 2011 by Oracle Claretta Taylor Pam

    The current recession has affected many families. The unemployment rate has been at an all-time high. Sometimes it is inevitable that lay offs will occur but there are some things you can to do help you keep your job.   Take your job seriously.  Be on time, be polite, and be passionate.&...

  • Gifts Of The Dark Night

    Posted June 17, 2011 by Rev. Christine Peña

    This blog entry is a reprint from my Word Press blog which is here: http://christinepena.com/     The birth of the Self is always a defeat for the ego.~ Carl Jung   A bad day for the ego is a good day for the soul.~ Michael Bernard Beckwith   When reading the colorful bro...

  • Our Favorite Recipes

    Posted June 16, 2011 by Fr. Douglas Grohne

    I'm sure we all have favorite recipes, so I thought we might share them here.  Who knows, maybe we could make a ULC cookbook!   Here is one to start us off.  My grandmother would bake me a batch of these each week while in college.   Apricot Oatmeal Squares Ingredients ...

  • ARE YOU PART OF THE SOLUTION OR PART OF THE PROBLEM?

    Posted June 16, 2011 by Deleted Member

    ARE YOU PART OF THE SOLUTION OR PART OF THE PROBLEM?   I sincerely HOPE that EVERYONE here will feel free to continue posting whatever thoughts are meaningful to them at any given time…be it something we learned many years ago that has inspired us or something original that we just for...

  • Should the armed forces allow athiest chaplains?

    Posted June 16, 2011 by Pastor Denver Prophit Jr.

    Executive Director, Armed Forces Chaplain BoardOUSD (P&R) MPP - AFCB4000 Defense Pentagon (Rm 2E341)Washington DC 20301-4000 Office: (703) 697-9015 Fax: (703) 693-2280Email: afcb@osd.mil   Pastor Denver Prophit Jr. Ordained Minister under Universal Life Church Protestant...

  • New Community Now forming

    Posted June 16, 2011 by Rev. Isabella Abood

    Esser's Peace is a branch of the Tree House Healing Ministry and a new community that was donated anonymously by a friend of Jesus for the use of ALL people with the intent to be a safe place to send out Light , love and peace to Mother earth and to make the world livable through their communi...

  • Marry Story

    Posted June 16, 2011 by Richard gilmore

    II. Mary's Story A. Background and Methodology Mary is an attractive, forty–year–old white woman. [9] She has lived her whole life in a mid–size southwestern city. She is a computer systems analyst and works for one of the major employers in her home town. ...

  • Basics wedding planning tips for brides and grooms

    Posted June 15, 2011 by Sophia Jacob

    Many brides and bride grooms plan their wedding at the last minute and rush into the preparations. While you still wonder how to make your wedding a grand success you need to know some basic wedding planning tips. These tips are both for the bride and the groom.   Here are some helpful tips f...

  • Civilization

    Posted June 15, 2011 by Rev David Wheeler, EIEIO

    This is a beautiful quote I found online. It speaks true.   Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn't have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents. Without a prison, there can be no delinquents. We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us the...

  • Rev. Dr. G

    Posted June 15, 2011 by Rev. Dr. G Hayes

    I am new here and still trying to figure out how to navigate the site smoothly, quickly, and well enough. Since I just signed up for ordainment, I am uncertain about many things. I an surprised that no courses were required to be ordained, or that one can function as a true miniister in any sta...

  • Many Paths - One Goal?

    Posted June 15, 2011 by Mary Devor

    Many Paths...One Goal? From my blog: http://stillnesswithin.blogspot.com/2011/05/many-paths-one-goal.html   It is said in many religious beliefs that the followers of that particular religion have 'THE' correct answer, that their religion is the ONE and ONLY path. I beg to differ....Having b...

  • The militant Yolanda at NW Seminary

    Posted June 15, 2011 by Pastor Denver Prophit Jr.

    Dear Denver:   I find it interesting that someone without even a bachelor degree is trying to advise us on how to operate our seminary. You continue to make excuses for your own false assumptions. You continue to administer verbal abuse through an accusatory attitude while passing judgment. Y...

  • Article: The Full Moon

    Posted June 15, 2011 by Mary Devor

    The Full MoonBy Molly HallWhat happens at the full Moon?The Full Moon is a culmination, a peak, and many people notice a spike in exuberance and activity at this time. The Sun and Moon are in opposite signs, and the qualities of both signs in which they fall are lit up with a current running between...

  • New ministers are like new employees

    Posted June 14, 2011 by Pastor Denver Prophit Jr.

    Have you ever began a new job as a food service waiter/waitress? Do you remember how nervous you were and how little you knew about the menu? How many orders did you goof up? Did you forget any drink orders or mistakenly order the wrong item for your guests?   I remember! And, I remember how ...

  • I will be in Lima Ohio

    Posted June 13, 2011 by dr. Gregory Robinson

    I will Speek in Lima ohio  at a the open Door Church on the 15. if the good lord let me I will speek on the Sreet of lima ohio and I will save a load of people when I speek to them.

  • I AM A CHRISTIAN PSYCHIC

    Posted June 13, 2011 by Deleted Member

    I AM A CHRISTIAN PSYCHIC .  My readings engage the client in Prayerful Meditation to meet the CREATOR, Ancestors, Animal Spirit Guides and Angels through visions and words of wisdom. I intercede in the Spirit only with the subject’s permission.  I gather  images, words or a comb...

  • so I was reading a few blogs

    Posted June 12, 2011 by Michelle Diederich

     ...I pray for Mother/Father God to please use me to bless others..The lover of my soul is Jesus. I dont know who the lover of your soul will be? I may burn in some type of hell for this but this is what I feel . God is love. It is not that simple. Is it? I believe in being under the protection...

  • MAKING MARRIAGE LAST

    Posted June 12, 2011 by Deleted Member

    "Good, lasting marriages are made up of two conscious individuals that have the desire to work on themselves with the determination to stay focused on the importance of their marriage. They do not take their partner for granted. They have their partner’s best interest at heart and, therefore, ...

  • what are ways to get help starting a church

    Posted June 12, 2011 by KENDELL SHAW

    what are some ways to get funds to start a church wondering because im dirt broke  just wanting ideas 

  • drugs n what are drugs ? read and give a review

    Posted June 11, 2011 by KENDELL SHAW

    to me and what i conside drugs is anything man made in pill or liquid or any other form  i belive thease are a sin not natural planta god created     i dont see how god created the hemp plant or marajuana  and i dont consider it to be a drug  if god created it  tr...

  • how we should be come one

    Posted June 11, 2011 by KENDELL SHAW

    we need to become one set our religion differences aside because the only true truth is the word of god not what man says and we should all come together to become in one  like god talks about  in  one mind and one accord its the only way we can cbecome a true part of the bride groo...

  • the mark of the beast

    Posted June 11, 2011 by KENDELL SHAW

    the mark of the beast  i had the holy spirit fall on me and said before the president is out of office he will sign in to effect the bill of the mark of the beast we might not see the mark for a few years but i am telling u that it is coming   and i will write more on the mark in an othe...

  • how to over come and supress the devil

    Posted June 11, 2011 by KENDELL SHAW

    hell how did jesus over come the devil well he went out in to the wildenness and he fasted and he prayed for 40 days and 40 nights    so why cant we be more like our lord why cant we fast and pray and read our bible and quote scripture to the devil to drive him away    and he...

  • FREEDOM

    Posted June 11, 2011 by Deleted Member

    A FRIEND RECENTLY SHARED THIS STORY WITH US ABOUT A DISABLED EAGLE AND HIS HUMAN FRIEND JEFF...   Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer.  She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 pla...

  • pray for me and that god will make me the leader he wants me to

    Posted June 11, 2011 by KENDELL SHAW

    pray for me and i will be the leader god wants me to be  god has given me signs and visions that i will lead my family and people of the southern area in my are to a place and make a safe haven in the end of time till he sends or  comes for us 

  • rumors of new id's n new currancy

    Posted June 11, 2011 by KENDELL SHAW

    be ware the mark is coming in the from of id and currency all in one form of chip or id    revelation says let he who has wisdom figure the number of the beast for it is a bumber of a man  600  and 3 score and 6  a score equals 20  and it looks like this 600-202-02...

  • FAQs of the Working Poor Class (answered by a long-standing mem

    Posted June 11, 2011 by Stephanie Tsikrikas

    Why do you complain so much, can't you just get a better job? If it were simple as a snap of the fingers to get another job, I would not be complaining. Sometimes there are other jobs available, but they are no better. They pay no better or they have worse conditions. I would rather stay with the c...

  • Help finding the right Grad school.

    Posted June 11, 2011 by Charles Saunders

    I was looking for grad schools with degrees in interfaith/interspiritual studies and it is very difficult to find.  Does any one have advice of where i could look or any schools that have a very open-minded approach to christianity and religion?  Any help would be more than appriciated.

  • Where Am I and Why Am I in this Basket?

    Posted June 11, 2011 by Mary Devor

    Ahhh my spiritual path....what a complex yet simplistic thing it has been and still is! I grew up in a very liberal Methodist church and am grateful for that with all my heart. It gave me the foundation of open mindedness and pure love for all. Growing up in a college town where my dad was a profes...

  • And Justice for ALL(ah)?

    Posted June 11, 2011 by Deleted Member

    For the past decade we have heard a lot in the UNITED STATES of America about ALLAH and the Muslim faith.  We have heard a lot about Jihad and Justice.  We have felt confusion.   As a small sample of writings available for comparison, when one reads even the following 3 small excerp...

  • Respect

    Posted June 10, 2011 by Joshua Houtchens

    In practical ways, I want to make some applications based on the insights from those lessons. We can be fascinated by the fact that Paul told Christians in Rome (Romans 14) that they could hold totally different conscience conclusions regarding meat offered to idols, and God would accept both perso...

  • Holocaust Curriculum Suspended in UK?

    Posted June 10, 2011 by Deleted Member

    Holocaust Curriculum Suspended in UK? January 2, 2008   Q: Did the U.K. suspend its Holocaust curriculum because it offended Muslim students? A: No, neither the United Kingdom nor the University of Kentucky has suspended teaching the Holocaust. FULL QUESTION Could you ...

  • Why God Doesn't Answer Our Prayers

    Posted June 9, 2011 by Mystic Angel

     If we bring God off the pedalstood for just a few moments and we look at him for who he truly is, he is our father. Now if you were a multimillionaire and had 5 kids, wouldn't you give your kids everything they need according to their needs? Say one is a drug-addict, would you give him the mon...

  • An Atheists Prayer

    Posted June 9, 2011 by radar pangaean

    ‎"Dear... uh... God,   Can i call you 'God', or should it be Mr. Almighty? Look, i'm pretty new at this, and it still seems like i'm just talking to myself here, but my theist friends have challenged me to give this a try and UNLIKE them, i'm pretty open-minded so i'm doing my best h...

  • Human Trafficking

    Posted June 8, 2011 by Reverend Doctor John Reuling Sr. of The NCO

    Girls 13, maybe 14, young girls being lured into prostitution-maybe right in your own state. They get turned out having sex with 10 to 15 men a day. If she balks, she'll be beaten, torture, disfigured or worse. She's in the equivalent of a hostage situation, alternately brutalied and showered with g...

  • Discordian Society Baptismal Rites

    Posted June 8, 2011 by Rev David Wheeler, EIEIO

    I, (complete Holy Name, with Mystical Titles, and degrees, designations, offices, etc.), Ordained Priest of the Paratheo-anametamystikhood of Eris Esoteric, with the Authority invested at me by the High Priest of It, Office of the Polyfather, The House of the Rising Podge, POEE Head Temple; Do herew...

  • Summer Weather

    Posted June 8, 2011 by Rev. Robert Hepner

    I know many people whom will say when will winter get here on a hot summer day and of course the will also say in winter time when will summer get here? Well unfortnatly weather is what is is and when a person needs a different climate you could move or spend some money changing things in you home. ...

  • Where we are to be

    Posted June 7, 2011 by Tammie, Rev Wonder

    I was just sitting here thinking about doing a post to apologize for not being available for a few folks lately. I know I have been distant, and for that I have no excuse really. I have been wallowing in a small depression ever since I was told I can’t compete anymore. My whole being was being...

  • Comfort in Sad Music

    Posted June 6, 2011 by Victor Sloan

    This is one of my favorite songs by the band Atreyu!  This song is really sad and depressing, but in the depression of this song, I find an odd sense of comfort.  While listening to this song, I do not get depressed, I relax!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1q7FzQ_GDc   Atr...

  • A choice

    Posted June 6, 2011 by Schaquistia Clark

    I have been raised on my path for many years.  I left my path when we lived in TX.  I decided to explore the Christian path.  At first it was exciting as all new things are and my parents incouraged me to learn more.  As time went on I began to see how different I was treated and...

  • WEC a talk with mom

    Posted June 6, 2011 by Tammie, Rev Wonder

    .. Wild Empath Chronicles - A talk with Mom   Another lovely ride to the creek, I see no wild life on my way today, just the buds on the trees, new grasses, and small flowers.  The spring season is upon us, the weather is warming up and the snows melt results in a very swift moving flow...

  • Reply For Group Question

    Posted June 6, 2011 by Mystic Angel

    warning, this long,lol...   Times have changed and more and more people are "coming out of the closet" per sey and it's much easier to find groups of where they feel they belong. But religion is religion Many of those religions go so far back that most won't budge from tradition and many who ...

  • WEC Confusion

    Posted June 6, 2011 by Tammie, Rev Wonder

         I can no longer juggle I have dropped all my balls I can’t seem to be able To make sense of it all   There is no real torture There is no harsh pain There is no real freedom No hope to be gained   The choice not so simple All hearts they do call To s...

  • I am one.

    Posted June 6, 2011 by Rev. Suzanne Ranu

    Over the past week several things have happened in my life that I have not shared with anyone not one person. I felt the need yesterday to go to my special place to think on these things and hopefully get the answers that I need.  The peacefulness of that place always puts my mind at rest so I ...

  • The Prayer of a Christian Witch

    Posted June 5, 2011 by Mystic Angel

    In this place and in this hour I call upon the sacred power Hear my call, hear my cry, lift the pain that dwells inside Send me your Angels, send me your light Send me your spirit this very night Light the path within my soul So I may once again become whole Banish the sadness, banish the fear...

  • WEC a chat with the Big Guy

    Posted June 5, 2011 by Tammie, Rev Wonder

    Wild Empath Chronicles, a chat with the Big GuyI rode to the creek again, tied my horse to a tree. I have roamed away from my faith a bit and spent the last two days talking to God. My confusion is mainly making sure I stay in the light as I am being introduced so many different ways of thinking. So...

  • RESCUE MISSION BURDEN

    Posted June 5, 2011 by Stephen Maxwell

    Today I recieved a great confirmation from the Lord. I requested a prayer cloth for the Rescue Mission Ministry plus the other 8 buildings that will be utilized. This the Lord told me "this will make things go FASTER" WOW! Have you ever gotten such a beautiful word from the LORD. Knowing you want to...

  • The old Cowboy

    Posted June 5, 2011 by Tammie, Rev Wonder

    The old cowboy One Sunday morning, an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn-out old hat and an equally worn, dog-eared...

  • A Call for Unity on ULC.

    Posted June 5, 2011 by Mystic Angel

    This may not be the popular response to all that has been going on here, but that's ok. Over and over again I read threads that stand up for "the right to believe whatever the heck you want to believe" That is great, because that is what this church is founded of. But what I don't see is people bein...

  • WHY HAVE WE FAILED J.W. STANSELL AND OURSELVFS?

    Posted June 5, 2011 by Deleted Member

    I have just been informed that our Christian Patriarch, J.W. Stansell has decided to leave us and I am very SAD.  He stands for all which struggles, overcomes and has faith in the Christian community as well as in the Universal Life Church Monastery and yet it appears that we as a COMMUNITY HAV...

  • RESCUE MISSION BURDEN

    Posted June 4, 2011 by Stephen Maxwell

    GREETINGS.      IT IS MY FULL INTENTION TO WAKE SOMEONE OUT OF THEIR SLUMBER AND PITY PARTY. I TELL IT LIKE IT IS , WHEN IT IS. THE REASON THAT PEOPLE ARE OUT ON THE STREET IS NOT BECAUSE OF DRUG/ALCOHOL PROBLEMS LIKE EVERYONE WANTS TO THINK THAT WAY. I WAS ON THE STREET FOR 15 ...

  • About me testing my Personal Path

    Posted June 4, 2011 by Rev David Wheeler, EIEIO

    When I was growing up, I was raised the old fashioned way. When I was younger, I went to church as a Lutheran. After my sister passed, we did not go as much. I was in Scouts. If I screwed up, I was grounded, if I was Majorly bad, I got paddled AND grounded. I was taught "If you have nothing good to ...

  • THANK YOU FOR STAYING COMMITTED TO DIALOGUE

    Posted June 3, 2011 by Deleted Member

    When my oldest daughter was one year odl we gave her a doll for Christmas...what little girl doesn't want a doll baby. After opening it she immediately threw it across the room and ran straight for her father's present, a bright shiny red thermos and began screwing the cap off and on and pretending ...

  • IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER AND THE UNIVERSE

    Posted June 3, 2011 by Deleted Member

    My husband and I have been married for 25 years.   We have often publically PROFESSED our LOVE for one another ESPECIALLY  when we meet up with acts of prejudice and need to HOLD OUR GROUND.   We are not trying to FORCE interracial marriages or our "lifestyle" down anyone's throat...

  • thoughts on faith

    Posted June 3, 2011 by Tammie, Rev Wonder

    Your Faith   Such a touchy subject Faith, you ask most folks and either there hackles go up, or they stammer, or blush as though embarrassed.  Faith, a simple concept of what do you believe.  What do you “know” that you cannot see?  Where do you get your divine insp...

  • Rainbow Warriors

    Posted June 3, 2011 by Tammie, Rev Wonder

    Warriors of the Rainbow There was an old lady, from the "Cree" tribe, named "Eyes of Fire", who prophesied that one day, because of the white mans' or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time, when the fish would die in the streams, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, ...

  • Wiccan Creed and Laws

    Posted June 3, 2011 by Tom Asdell

    This entry's a little different, it's the creed and set of laws (like the commandments, but acknowledged to be of human creation (with perhaps a 'bit' of divine inspiration) for one of the  traditions of Wicca in which I am a consecrated Priest (sorry, no naming allowed by this one) it is permi...

  • Understanding the Dark Night of the Soul

    Posted June 2, 2011 by Mystic Angel

    I started this blog in the midst of some of my most darkest hours in my life. My journey began about 6 years ago when I was confronted with the dark side that I spent a lifetime running away from. I've battles this side many times now, this hopefully being the last. Looking hindsight, i think that t...

  • An AHA moment

    Posted June 2, 2011 by Tammie, Rev Wonder

    An aha moment   I have been reading about many things lately, and taking the time to cross reference with the Bible. The elements, herbs, ways to protect the earth, healing all the things we want to “get back to” are in the word.   Why is it we don’t hear of these thi...

  • Correctly Speaking in Tongues!

    Posted June 2, 2011 by Dr. Anthony ADRIAN

      Hi folks,   I want to share abit more FACTS about (again) misleading individuals (Pastors, Reverends, Bishops, etc.) we ALL here every Sunday or anyday you switch on the tube and catch folks from the Christian faith speaking in tongues that (in my opinion) "truly" makes...

  • Who Decides Who Can Marry?

    Posted June 1, 2011 by radar pangaean

    My state, Ohio, passed one of the shameful and misnamed "Defense of Marriage Acts" (DOMA) a few years back, thus encoding religious bigotry into our state law. I could not be more ashamed to be a citizen of a state that would do this.  During the campaign for the act, the usual group of guardi...

  • A few words on love...

    Posted June 1, 2011 by The Rt. Rev. Mark Luljak

    Real love is not about being safe and only showing someone your best sides.   Real love is not about accepting only someone's best sides.     Real lovei s about voluntarily taking your heart out of your chest, placing it on the table in front of someone, and giving them ...

  • IT AIN'T EASY BABY !

    Posted June 1, 2011 by Deleted Member

    Welcome to the UNIDIVERSITY of the Universal Life Church Monastery… people sharing their HEARTFELT BELIEFS. THIS IS A PLACE OF EDUCATION.      ALL OF US are PROFESSORS    of some faith, belief system and/or understanding of the UNIVERSE.     ...

  • but if a living dance upon dead minds

    Posted June 1, 2011 by Deleted Member

    but if a living dance upon dead minds by e.e. cummings but if a living dance upon dead minds why,it is love;   but at the earliest spear of sun perfectly should disappear   moon's utmost magic,or stones speak or one name control more incredible splendor than our merely univer...

  • Our Foundation is fractured…

    Posted June 1, 2011 by Torai Tricia Ross

    We are losing too many of our children to the streets and drugs.  Too many youth of today don’t have the spiritual guides that generations of the past had long ago.  When children started raising children and the household only had one generation under the roof, we lost some of great...

  • I am the voice

    Posted June 1, 2011 by an tOirmhinneach Athair Airgeatlámh

    http://youtu.be/SdFHGFkyew4   I hear your voice on the wind And I hear you call out my name "Listen, my child," you say to me "I am the voice of your history Be not afraid, come follow me Answer my call, and I'll set you free" I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain I am the voice o...

  • A Lesson In Faith

    Posted May 31, 2011 by Mystic Angel

    Tomarrow starts the beginning of the New Moon. I've taken the last couple of days to think about my life and where I want it to go. I have come to the conclusion that I have absolutly no clue.   My path is so ecletic and so individulaized that I don't fit into any one area. I wanted to become ...

  • MacNazarene's - Fast Food circa 30 CE

    Posted May 30, 2011 by radar pangaean

    I'm posting this one for my more liberal Christian friends. It's another cross-post from 5+ years ago on my personal blog. It's a different reading of one of the Biblical miracle stories. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   I con...

  • Our Capacity For Feeling Good

    Posted May 30, 2011 by Rev. Jan Anderson

    "There is always an even-happier thought than the happy thought you're thinking now. There is always even a better feeling--your capacity to achieve a better feeling is unlimited."Abraham-Hicks, Billings, MT,  Saturday, June 21st, 2003 

  • Mental Problems

    Posted May 27, 2011 by Rev. Matthew Coffman

    This is Rev. Matthew E. Coffman i'm a bipolar dad of three and working has a youth minister its hard work but with meds and things i push through the day. Being a single dad of three and working i need god on my side and alot of prayer to help me with my mental health problems. If this doesnt make a...

  • New Printer Replacement

    Posted May 27, 2011 by Rev David Wheeler, EIEIO

    Found this online....   Monks™ Available for Home or Office Installation Through an arrangement with Abbot Gregor of the Monastery of St. Ioan in Suceava Rumania we are proud to finally be able to offer direct, personal Scriptorium services. For a small fee we can now replace your curr...

  • MEMORIAL DAY & AREA 51

    Posted May 27, 2011 by Deleted Member

    NEW BOOK: JUST IN TIME FOR MEMORIAL DAY ! Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobson  It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn't exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada's desert, the base...

  • Agreeing to agree upon that which we can disagree

    Posted May 27, 2011 by radar pangaean

    I wrote this over 5 years ago for my personal blog. I'm cross-posting it here as i feel it is pertinent to the high level issue of communication among people with radically different premises.      Page 1: A few starting premises... nothing too drastic   I hope we can agree ...

  • A LITTLE LATER THAN I HAD ANTICIPATED!!!

    Posted May 26, 2011 by TERESA JENTZEN

    NEVER IMAGINED HOW INCREDIBLY PAINFUL TELLING MY STORY WOULD ACTUALLY BE...BUT HERE I AM 5 DAYS LATER THAN I HAD ANTICIPATED......AND MY STORY CONTINUES.....I SPOKE OF WITNESSING THE ABUSE TOWARDS MY MOTHER AT THE HANDS OF MY FATHER....AND IRONICALLY, I STILL ASSOCIATE CERTAIN THINGS WITH THE VIOLEN...

  • Knights Templar Poem

    Posted May 26, 2011 by Rev David Wheeler, EIEIO

    In days of old, When knights in shinning armor Were callous And bold…Many wild tales Were told Of The Knights Templar.Secret ceremonies held, Secret oaths taken, A pledge to serve God, Never to be foresaken.Money-lenders, Money-keepers, Keeping secret Their secret ways.Swearing to serve God...

  • Golden Opportunity

    Posted May 26, 2011 by radar pangaean

    I've seen far too many people throw away their chance for spiritual/intellectual growth. They don't come every day, and they come less and less often as we age. If you grow up with a list of X (pick your own number for X) things that your church teaches you are TRUTH, but upon reaching adulthood yo...

  • THE FIVE COMMANDMENTS (THE PENTABARF)

    Posted May 26, 2011 by Rev David Wheeler, EIEIO

      The PENTABARF was discovered by the hermit Apostle Zarathud in the Fifth Year of The Caterpillar. He found them carved in gilded stone, while building a sun deck for his cave, but their import was lost for they were written in a mysterious cypher. However, after 10 weeks & 11 hours of inte...

  • TOGETHER THRU IT ALL

    Posted May 25, 2011 by Deleted Member

    AS THE DAY IS ALMOST OVER I reflect back over where the time has gone...and where we have been.  WOULDN'T change a thing. The laugh lines, the sad lines, the scars, the joys, the sorrows...ALL PERFECT adventures in that UNKNOWN PATH we call LIFE...it's been a great 25TH ANNIVERSARY. I wish fo...

  • OUR LOVE THROUGH THE YEARS

    Posted May 25, 2011 by Deleted Member

    OUR LOVE THROUGH THE YEARS Many years have passed away, And our love has increased, day by day, I love you now as I loved you then, I'll love you always, and be your friend. Sometimes I wonder if it was only fate, That brought us together, with a love so great, Times have been bad, but more h...

  • PRAYER FOR A LAKE

    Posted May 25, 2011 by Deleted Member

    OROUMIEH LAKE, Iran -- From a hillside, Kamal Saadat looked forlornly at hundreds of potential customers, knowing he could not take them for trips in his boat to enjoy a spring weekend on picturesque Oroumieh Lake, the third largest saltwater lake on earth. "Look, the boat is stuck... It cannot mo...

  • Complteted many weddings

    Posted May 24, 2011 by Rev. Robert Hepner

    I have done close to 25 weddings over the last four years and I honetly love what I do. I can say that no two weddings that I have performed have been alike, and I like that. I help the couple with what they want in their ceremony. I have done the sand ceremony and the rose ceremony and these two ar...

  • Marriage Is Sacred; A Lesson We Need to Learn

    Posted May 24, 2011 by Torai Tricia Ross

    I don’t understand why people cheat on the one whom they claim to love.  How can they make a promise “Till death do us part” and as soon as things get hard or uncomfortable, they run to the arms of another.  There isn’t any excuse. If you are not happy then you owe ...

  • Harold Camping

    Posted May 23, 2011 by Christina G

    I know I have been concentrating a lot on Harold Camping lately, but since he is the one in the news, that is what has been on my mind. When judgement day came and went, I'll admit, my friends and I joked with each other about our eternal damnation, even though we know for a fact the opposite is tru...

  • Words

    Posted May 23, 2011 by Rev. Suzanne Ranu

    Take with you words, strong words of courage:   Words that have wings!   Take with you holy words, words that know the Creator;   Words that are sacred as healing waters;   Pure as light, and beautiful as morning;   Take with you tall words, words that reach up, &...

  • the knowing

    Posted May 23, 2011 by Tammie, Rev Wonder

    When God He is speaking That voice in your ear He talks of your joys He shows you your fears   The pain of the others The weary and lost Those that have found Him At joy and at cost   They call Him the savior They greet him with cheer They forget with the knowledge That binds ...

  • MINISTERS AS MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

    Posted May 22, 2011 by Deleted Member

    If you work as a Mental Health Professional (Counselor, Therapist, Social Worker, etc.) please consider joining the  MINISTERS AS MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS group here at the ULCM Ministers Network.  Here is an excerpt from that group's discussion topics: INTRODUCING REV. DR. MARY K...

  • I FALL BUT I GET BACK UP!!!

    Posted May 21, 2011 by TERESA JENTZEN

    I ONCE WAS LOST BUT NOW I'M FOUND.....WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE. I OFTEN WONDER ABOUT THE IMPACT ON OTHERS LIVES THAT I MIGHT HAVE IF I COULD SIMPLY TELL MY STORY. THE STORY OF A WOMAN WHO CAME FROM A SMALL FAMILY WITH A MODEST SOUTHERN ROOTED UPBRINGING.....A LIFE FULL OF SECRETS....BECAUSE OF C...

  • Egypt & Coptic Christians

    Posted May 21, 2011 by Rev.Shane Andersen.DD(Hon)

    Human Rights Report by OMCSydney Snr.Pastor Rev. Shane Andersen DD OSM www.facebook.com/omcsydney Re: Egypt and the Coptic Christians Yesterday, Friday the 20th May 2011 while exploring the Blue Mountains with 2 dear friends in their4 wheel drive, I had the pleasure of travelling through a tiny v...

  • Friend

    Posted May 20, 2011 by Gloria Kuhstos

    I'll always be here through thick and thin You can come to me, I'll listen I'm your friend, I won't push you away When you need a hug, my arms are wide open When you need to talk, I have an open ear Know that I'm always here, I'm not going anywhere! Wherever you are, I'm there with you You’r...

  • AN OPEN LETTER TO MY CHILDREN

    Posted May 20, 2011 by Deleted Member

    AN OPEN LETTER TO MY CHILDREN: Thank you for being you TODAY and always!  You are now adults and as I watched you grow out of the NEST that your parents created for you, as I STILL watch you try your wings at flying through all that is in the world, I have but one WISH and PRAYER for you TODAY...

  • RACE CARD? GENDER CARD?

    Posted May 20, 2011 by Deleted Member

    To my Colleagues & Friends.  The following statement is not for the faint-hearted (You have to be brave to read this one):   If someone is of a different “RACE” than you do not assume they are "pulling the RACE CARD" when they discuss RACE RELATIONS here or any place el...

  • The Still Voice of Wisdom

    Posted May 19, 2011 by Rev. Thomas Hushen

      Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to ... you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide. Because he o...

  • Really weird dreams.

    Posted May 18, 2011 by Victor Sloan

    First  off, I will warn you that some strong language was used in these dreams, so I will do some minor editing.  Be prepared, lol!     I had some of the strangest dreams last night.The first one I remember starts with me, a friend, and two guys who were supposedly my cousins....

  • THE IRON DOG

    Posted May 18, 2011 by Deleted Member

    MY PATERNAL GRANDFATHER, A SCHOOL TEACHER told me and all his grandchildren the following story to teach us how to think logically: " When I was a child there was an orphanage in my hometown.  It stood on a hill.  At the bottom of the hill ran a little stream and just beyond that were som...