Joyful

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  1. On ‎09‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 3:21 PM, Chaplainmike134 said:

    Welcome back, things will work out for the good when we are the good!

     

     

    I have been here, on and off for several years. I have in fact, just gotten back into the ULC. My life has gone through some trials over the last year, and I am glad to be able to post on this forum again.

    Last September I had my gallbladder removed, a routine operation. In October I was feeling less than 100%. I would work one day, then I would be off for two, then back for two. This went on for the whole month of October. In November I got Sepsis (an infection of major proportions), and if I were 20 years older, I would not be posting this today. I was in and out of the hospital for most of November. On December 15th I was awakened by a terrible pain on my left side at 3:30 am. By 8 am I was back in the hospital with two liver abscesses, edema around my heart and lungs and my legs and feet had swelled up twice their size. I was in the hospital from the 15th of December until New Years Eve! 

     

    Through out all of this, I prayed, and prayed and prayed. My wife spent her time coming into the hospital every day she could, and some very good Brothers and Sisters in Christ visited me often. I was able to receive Communion thanks to my friends. 

     

    I have been blessed that I have made it through this ordeal. My wife had stayed with me, and God never left.

     

  2. Anyone who has never experienced a life performance needs to put it on their bucket list.  You really cant compare a movie or Music from a recording to being there live.  I always think of hearing and Orchestra for the 1st time, you can feel the emotion of the music and better yet the emotion of each person playing their instrument.  Their emotion comes through and out to the audience with the Music.  You cant get that even with the best surround system.  

     

    Feeling the emotions may be subject to be intuitive but  I encourage all to see some stage performances and support your local theater, Sometimes you can see some stunning actors who are big names and just want to hone their skills!  

  3. Beautiful topic!  I say this as change in ones life can be beautiful if you allow it flow from within!  I have evolved or changed different beliefs most of my life, Christian, Buddhist, Pentecostal, Metaphysical.  Each time I embraced the change and had to reconcile within my self how the beliefs all messed or meshed together LOL.  Change is not easy for most people and I am still trying to educate my spouse that being Metaphysical does not mean I'm a witch and gave up on Jesus.   Just because I have a Sun Wand and lots of crystals I use, hey its just my path!  

    All I have learned over the years have lifted me up to be the person I am today.  I do regret some of what I have said in the past, but dont we all?  The path I am on now some call New Thought, I call it Old Thought re born!   

    I may change beliefs and labels but I am still me and if you know me, you know I evolve all the time.  Same can be said of our jobs in the so called real work, from factor worker, to insurance agent, to customer service rep to claims processor to legal secretary to Officiant and now Author.   

    Enjoy your journey and never be afraid to grow and change!  Love and Light!

  4. I have used my life coach learning for my self but would not use it to replace psychology for anyone else.  lf someone truly needs the skills of a psychologist I think the life coaching can be used along with psychology as a means of enhancing the psychology sessions,  but instead of.  

     

    What are you thoughts on the matter?

  5. Welcome Greg I was and Independent Insurance agent for 15 years!   The ULC bookstore has some great books with Wedding ceremonies that cover all types of belief and non belief systems.   I let the couple choose what parts they want and will use even a line from one and a line from another to Tayler it just for them.  Occasionally I will write it my self if they are not finding anything they like.  Best of Luck!

  6. Violence is never acceptable in the name of peace and any religion that justifies this is just a religion, man made not inspired by the Divine.    Too man y times, like LObl says they turn the page to find a different quote.  You can find any quote to justify your stance in your mind, but when your mind is one with the Universal God Mind, you know peace and you will radiate out peace.  Too many belief systems in this world put war to be something to be proud of.  Well sorry I am not buying it!  War what is it good for?  (I need more coffee, sorry LOL)

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  7. Dear Von Noble; I love your response to the door people, LOL, recycle is good!   We have a sign on our door that says "A Joyous Officiant"  we do weddings at the house and elopements.  What amazes me is how many people still knock and must not understand the term "Officiant" at least that is the benefit of the doubt I'm giving them .  The J.W.s  hold there annual convention in our town in Jan. so we get a lot of door knockers around that time,  the sign helps but some from some local Christian church's also will just leave a pamphlet which does get recycled.   I like your out look and appreciate the laugh.  

  8. A good attitude is paramount for ULC ministers - Here is a little something to start your day!

    The Best Recipe to Start Your Day
    1 cup of dreams mixed with
    1 dash of reading, then add
    1 large proportion of physical activity with
    3 ounces of enthusiastic desire, sprinkled with
    1 large dose of fresh air inhaled at sunrise
    Knead everything above well, and then add
    1 heaping spoon of joy, happiness and song
    1 heaping spoonful of Faith, Hope, Charity and Love
    Pour it all into a glass of pure water.  Then top everything off with a smile and drink!
    (used with permission from the book "When Angels Dream, book of the north)

     

    Love and Light to all!

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  9. Welcome SherrylC.  I try to do daily prayers for all ULC ministers and we at glad you are here!  I completed my Masters in Ministry this year and would be glad to help with any questions you might have.

     

    Here is something  I came across recently and its for all ULC people!

    The Best Recipe to Start Your Day
    1 cup of dreams mixed with
    1 dash of reading, then add
    1 large proportion of physical activity with
    3 ounces of enthusiastic desire, sprinkled with
    1 large dose of fresh air inhaled at sunrise
    Knead everything above well, and then add
    1 heaping spoon of joy, happiness and song
    1 heaping spoonful of Faith, Hope, Charity and Love
    Pour it all into a glass of pure water.  Then top everything off with a smile and drink!
    (used with permission from the book "When Angels Dream, book of the north)

     

  10. You have me thinking, a lot, ministry for women is not very accepted, even now.  I officiate but once in while we get a request for my Son, they want a man to officiate.  I minister to friends and minster to neighbors by example and helping when I can.  I would love to do more volunteering but I take care of my husband who can cook for him self and needs help getting up and down, so I'm pretty much at home.  When we have a wedding my Son goes with me and we don't stay so we can get back home.  Its hard I am proud to be a ULC ordained but now that I think about it a minister not in the normal sense LOL.

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