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Friday, April 20, 2012

Bullying

All of God’s children are unique in their own way.  Just because they are different does not make them freaks.  It is sad to say that bullying has become more common in today’s society.  It appears to be starting at a younger age and continuing well into adulthood.  These individuals suffer a great deal of verbal and mental abuse at the hand of their abusers, some even endure physical abuse as well.  Bullying can occur for many reasons ranging from music and clothing choices to personal appearance and lifestyle choices.  In most cases, the bullying is motivated by the self-esteem issues (whether overly low or high) of the abuser.  The victims feel like their world is spinning out of control and nothing makes sense to them.  Prolonged abuse can make the victim fell like life is not worth living or the pent up frustration causes them to become angry with the world, especially if they feel like no one is listening or taking their cries for help seriously.  The end result, if left unaddressed, may result in the victim taking his or her own life or the lives of others they feel threatened by.  .  None of God’s creatures are meant to die in violence, and taking one’s own life or the life of another is not the answer. In Ecclesiastes 7:17, we are left to wonder why anyone would want to leave the world before their purpose has been met.  Why leave so soon?

This is where communication with God our Father and Jesus our Savior can be crucial in these times of crisis.  God and Jesus are always willing to listen to our problems and guide our way down the best path for us.  In Jeremiah 15:15, he asks God to stand with him and help him face his aggressors.  God has a way of making sense out of chaos and confusion.  The torment that Jesus endured in His life that ultimately resulted in His crucifixion indicates that Jesus understands suffering.  The resurrection of Jesus is not only a sign that our sins are forgiven, but also that there is nothing that we can’t rise above and get through if we put our faith in Him.  We need Christ’s intervention in our lives, especially in times of distress, to show us the path that is best for us to follow.  If we silence ourselves, it allows God and Jesus to intervene and show us what is best in such ways as dreams, visions, or simply an overwhelming feeling of calm that gives us the strength to do what is needed.  The messages that are received from God and Jesus may not be obvious and the result may not be the one we expect, but we must believe that it is the best option for us and put our faith in Him.

We also can be of assistance to someone by listening and empathizing with them.  We may not have the answers that they are looking for, but we can be their soft place to fall and their support system.  We also can ask God and Jesus to not only watch over them, but also to help guide us in supporting them and helping them through their difficult journey.  Recognizing the signs that someone is in crisis is the beginning.  Allow God to guide you and encourage them to trust in God and Christ for the strength to face the situation.  Never give up….no matter what.


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As a long time member of ULC, Rev. Long created the seminary site to help train our ministers. We also have a huge selection of Universal Life Church  minister supplies. Since being ordained with the Universal Life Church for so many years and it's Seminary since the beginning, I've watch the huge change and growth that has continued to happen.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Grass Is Not Always Greener



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Daily inspirational quotes, quips, and prose.

"The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be." Robert Fulghum

Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Lilly


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As a long time member of ULC, Rev. Long created the seminary site to help train our ministers. We also have a huge selection of Universal Life Church  minister supplies. Since being ordained with the Universal Life Church for so many years and it's Seminary since the beginning, I've watch the huge change and growth that has continued to happen.
 




Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How To Be



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Daily inspirational quotes, quips, and prose.

"Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to BE". - e e cummings

Have a Peacefully Relaxing Weekend!
LillyAnn




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The Universal Life Church is a comprehensive online seminary where we have classes in Christianity, Wicca, Paganism, two courses in Metaphysics and much more. I have been a proud member of the ULC for many years and the Seminary since its inception.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Daily Wisdom Bits



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"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." John Quincy Adams

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Lilly




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As a long time member of ULC, Rev. Long created the seminary site to help train our ministers. We also have a huge selection of Universal Life Church  minister supplies. Since being ordained with the Universal Life Church for so many years and it's Seminary since the beginning, I've watch the huge change and growth that has continued to happen.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Kind Words



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"We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes." Madeleine L'Engle

Have a Peaceful Sunday!
Lilly

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The Universal Life Church is a comprehensive online seminary where we have classes in Christianity, Wicca, Paganism, two courses in Metaphysics and much more. I have been a proud member of the ULC for many years and the Seminary since its inception.
The Universal Life Church offers handfasting ceremonies, funeral ceremonies and free minister training
 
As a long time member of ULC, Rev. Long created the seminary site to help train our ministers. We also have a huge selection of Universal Life Church  minister supplies. Since being ordained with the Universal Life Church for so many years and it's Seminary since the beginning, I've watch the huge change and growth that has continued to happen.
Try our new free toolbar at: ULC Toolbar

Friday, April 1, 2011

Universal Life Church



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Love can never be made safe. It is the opposite of safe. The moment you try to make it safe, it ceases to be love.
 

Have a Happy Wednesday!
LillyAnn

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The Universal Life Church is a comprehensive online seminary where we have classes in Christianity, Wicca, Paganism, two courses in Metaphysics and much more. I have been a proud member of the ULC for many years and the Seminary since its inception.
The Universal Life Church offers handfasting ceremonies, funeral ceremonies and free minister training.
As a long time member of ULC, Rev. Long created the seminary site to help train our ministers. We also have a huge selection of Universal Life Church  minister supplies. Since being ordained with the Universal Life Church for so many years and it's Seminary since the beginning, I've watch the huge change and growth that has continued to happen.
Try our new free toolbar at: ULC Toolbar

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kind Words



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"A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It's not our thoughts, but attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering." Byron Katie

Have a Peaceful Thursday!
LillyAnn




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The Universal Life Church is a comprehensive online seminary where we have classes in Christianity, Wicca, Paganism, two courses in Metaphysics and much more. I have been a proud member of the ULC for many years and the Seminary since its inception.

The Universal Life Church offers handfasting ceremonies, funeral ceremonies and free minister training
 
As a long time member of ULC, Rev. Long created the seminary site to help train our ministers. We also have a huge selection of Universal Life Church  minister supplies. Since being ordained with the Universal Life Church for so many years and it's Seminary since the beginning, I've watch the huge change and growth that has continued to happen.
 
Try our new free toolbar at: ULC Toolbar



Saturday, March 26, 2011

Universal Life Church



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Daily inspirational quotes, quips, and prose.

Kind curiosity toward our own experiences is the same kind of attention we cherish from someone who loves us. (love yourself!)

Have a Great Wednesday!
LillyAnn

* No end in sight to the blizzard we're experiencing here in Chicago. Stay safe and warm, friends. Wherever you may be...







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The Universal Life Church is a comprehensive online seminary where we have classes in Christianity, Wicca, Paganism, two courses in Metaphysics and much more. I have been a proud member of the ULC for many years and the Seminary since its inception.
The Universal Life Church offers handfasting ceremonies, funeral ceremonies and free minister training
 
As a long time member of ULC, Rev. Long created the seminary site to help train our ministers. We also have a huge selection of Universal Life Church  minister supplies. Since being ordained with the Universal Life Church for so many years and it's Seminary since the beginning, I've watch the huge change and growth that has continued to happen.
Try our new free toolbar at: ULC Toolbar