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What Does Paul Say About the Afterlife?

What Does Paul Say About the Afterlife? Rev. Dana Horton In an earlier post, we examined what Jesus said, and more importantly, did not say about the afterlife. Let’s do a compare and contrast with Paul. Why is it important to examine Paul’s beliefs? Jesus and the apostles were all Jewish. And without Paul, the teachings of Jesus might have

January 26th, 2021|Categories: A Quick Nine, Afterlife, Rev. Dana Horton, Spirituality, The Soul|

Does Prayer Work If God is Not Listening?

Does Prayer Work If God is Not Listening? Rev. Dana Horton Sometimes we can be too quick to denounce traditional prayer, which is typically visualized as imploring an all-powerful God to change his (usually gender-specific) mind about something. Or maybe speed things up if He already agrees with us. But, y’know, this type of praying has a lot of appeal.

January 16th, 2021|Categories: Prayer, Rev. Dana Horton|

Determinism

Determinism - Did you choose to read this? Rev. Dana Horton Let’s say we could rewind the Universe and do things over again.  Would lightning still strike in the same place at the same time? Would Michael Jordan still make ‘The Shot’ in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz? Would Ellen McAndless still refuse to

December 27th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Shared by Paul Miller In a large bowl, combine the following: Broccoli and cauliflower (2 or more colors) florets, Thinly sliced sweet onions, raisins, slivered almonds, sunflower seed kernels, salt and pepper. Optional: bacon, cheese, tomato, frozen peas Make a dressing using mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. Pour this (or your favorite dressing) over mixture.

December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Recipes|

I AM the Light

I AM the Light Thought of the Week by Lisa Ferraro The following is the lyric to a song I wrote called, I am the Light. May you find the peace of the eternal light ever leading you to your highest and best life.  The one your Soul knows how to live!   I AM the Light   I Am the

December 20th, 2020|Categories: Lisa Ferraro, Thought of the Week|

Let’s Unpack Grace

Let’s Unpack Grace Rev. Dana Horton Let’s have a short definition first. Wikipedia defines Grace as Divine influence. That’s with a capital “D.” What does Divine influence mean? It’s complicated. In many religious traditions, Grace means that God gets actively involved in our lives.  Receive an intuitive hit — Grace.  A chance meeting leads to a new job — Grace. 

December 20th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

Italian Pasta Bake

Italian Pasta Bake From Jean TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. Makes: 12 Servings Ingredients 2 pounds ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 3 cups uncooked medium pasta

December 20th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|

Revery

“Revery” Fenton Johnson 1. I was the starlight I was the moonlight I was the sunset, Before the dawning Of my life; I was the river Forever winding To purple dreaming, I was the glowing Of youthful Springtime, I was the singing Of golden songbirds,— I was love. 2. I was the sunlight, I was the twilight, I was the

December 13th, 2020|Categories: Thought of the Week|

Light and Spirituality — Metaphor or Real?

Light and Spirituality — Metaphor or Real? Shared by Rev. Dana Horton This time of year we see the term “Light” used all the time in religious ceremonies and festivals. What is going on here? Religious symbolism. Judaism, Buddhism, and most other religions incorporate the concept of light as a symbol of good. Specifically, in Christianity light is a symbol

December 13th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies

Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies Lisa’s Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipe! Mother Marge Ferraro’s Baking Book  (From her Aunt Counge Ficarri’s family recipe) Preheat oven to 350 degrees (You can split this recipe but here’s the Italian version…Meaning a LOT of cookies!)  STEP 1: Dry mixture Ingredients: Mix the following ingredients in a bowl. (A dry mixture)  8 cups of flour 1 cup

December 13th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|

A Christmas Poem from Rev. Christie Hardwick

A Christmas Poem Shared by Rev. Christie Hardwick Christmas is lingering in my heart The sparkle of decorations The sound of Johnny Mathis and Luther on their Christmas CD’s I feel so hopeful this time of year Unlike those who hit bottom When yuletide comes around   Its not the baby Jesus That I place in the manger Its not

December 6th, 2020|Categories: Creativity, Rev. Christie Hardwick|

Rum Fruitcake Cookies

Rum Fruitcake Cookies Shared from Paul Miller Beat: 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup shortening, add 3 eggs, 1/3 cup orange juice, 1 Tablespoon rum extract, beat 2 minutes Combine: 3 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon each: baking soda & salt Add: 2 cups candied mixed fruit, 1 cup each: raisins and nuts (chopped) Stir dry mixture

December 6th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|
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