Our Spiritual Journey

Much of this information has been written by and comes from Stephen and to a lesser from Emmy, who is still to a larger degree somewhat a traditional Christian. This website has been written by Stephen and most describes his own spiritual awareness and journey.
  1. 22 Jun 2018

    Living a Life of Wonder

    Submitted by Stephen Winters
    Is This Life Horrible or Wonderful?
    In this life, what you look for is what you will find.
    If you are looking for what is miserable and awful,
        that is what you will find, a world that is miserable and awful,
          filled with every dreaded thing
     
    If you look for what is wonderful and awe-inspiring,
        that is what you will find, a world that is wonderful and awe-inspiring,
          filled with all the delights and wonders of this.
     
  2. 31 May 2018

    A Spotless Life, A Beginning.

    Submitted by Stephen Winters
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    As I look around me, my house is a mess, my workshop is a mess, the yard is a mess. In the past I have cleaned up this or that, only to have it become a mess again in a very short time. Each time I did the cleaning, I didn't change anything about be, or how I have related to the environment and my surroundings. I've heard it said that the first thing to change is to admit that there is a problem. More than that is to admit my part of the problem. For much of my life I've been a messer-upper. I have not contributed to improving myself or my surroundings in a consistant ongoing manner.

  3. 30 May 2018

    A Spotless Life

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    What does it mean to live a spotless life? Is it even possible? In this article, I will attempt to answer this question as best as I can for myself. This will be an ongoing article that I may keep adding to and revising as I learn more. This article was prompted by, and inspired by, my (what I hope to be) series of blog post about living a spotless life.

  4. 29 May 2018

    Living A Spotless Life

    Submitted by Stephen Winters
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    This morning I was in the kitchen looking at our black gas range. It is a constant struggle to keep it clean. As I cook I am constantly dropping or drisling small specks of food on the rangetop. Even in my cleaning it is hard for me to get all the specks off of it. It seems that I'm constantly dropping tiny specks on it and it seems almost impossible to keep clean. I've wished for a multi-colored surface that wouldn't show the dirt and specks.
  5. 27 May 2018

    What do I know?

    Submitted by Stephen Winters
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    In my life there have been times when I so wanted others to agree with me or to acknowlege that I was right or that I had the answers.
    However, the further along I get in this journey of life I get, the more I realize how little I do know. And it is becoming less important to me that everyone (or anyone) agrees with me, or thinks that I am right. It is also less important to me that I know that I am right. I just try to do the best I can and try to do the right thing, with the facts and situations in life as I see them from my limited perspective.
  6. 30 Oct 2017

    194 CONTRADICTIONS, New Testament

    Submitted by Stephen Winters
    194 CONTRADICTIONS, New Testament. [Online]. Available: http://www.skeptically.org/bible/id6.html.

    194 CONTRADICTIONS, New Testament

    from http://www.innvista.com/culture/religion/bible/contrant.htm

    There is an old tradition of listing the contradictions in the bible

    New Testament

    1.       Jesus' lineage was traced through David's son Solomon. Mt.1:6.
              Jesus' lineage was traced through David's son Nathan. Lk.3:31.

  7. 28 Sep 2017

    Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF)

    Submitted by Stephen Winters

     

    Wherever you are in the world, wherever your truth takes you on your spiritual journey, the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) is there to keep you connected with Unitarian Universalism (UU). Our 3,500 members, with their children, live all over the world. What brings us together is the desire to connect, seek, share and grow within Unitarian Universalism.

     

  8. 4 Jul 2017

    Having Faith Versus Seeking Truth

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    Accepting the "Faith" of a religion is in many ways much simpler and easier that questioning the status quo to find out what is true.

    Many religions have the "Statement of Faith" all written out. All you have to do is just agree to that statement and it is all done, neat and clean. Now, just every time your mind doubts and questions anything, just repeat, "Doubt your doubts, believe your beliefs". You never have to go beyond that.

  9. 20 Apr 2017

    Men's Work

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    There is a real (danger?) in any one type of "men's work" thinking that they are better than anything else based on.... In free reality, the particular program that a man went through is not as important as the fruit that has been produced in a man's character.

  10. 16 Mar 2017

    Putting Aside Beliefs

    Submitted by Stephen Winters
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    For many years I have been taught and told how important having the "right beliefs". For years I accepted that premise without questioning it. I even went as far as to try to define what my beliefs were. Toward that end I even did a lot of thinking and writing to try to put together something that I could use to be better define what I "believe" about ....

  11. 8 Nov 2016

    Finding Interest in Life

    Submitted by Stephen Winters

    Do you find your life boring? Do your job borring and uninteresting, devoid of meaning? Do you dread going to work each day, thinking that it is just going to be another dreary day? Are you considering quiting your job to find another one that you think would be more interesting? Are you discouraged or depressed thinking that life will never get better?

    Well, let me tell you that there is hope. LIfe can be more meaningful?

    Well, that is because of your mindset and your own attitude.

  12. 2 Oct 2016

    Doctrines are not facts, but they are only opinions. Doctrines are one of the major barriers that separate people. They make it impossible for people of honor and good character to join and become part of a wide variety of churches. It is my opinion that churches should throw away their docrinal opinions and just focus on love, which is the greatest...

    Many churches falsely believe that they need to maintain their doctrines to "keep their church pure" or "on track" or "separate from the world." These false assumptions are part of what is destroying the churches.

  13. 31 Aug 2016

    Is God Real? Is There a God?

    Submitted by Stephen Winters

    Is there really a God, or is it all a fake? Should you believe in god, or should you not believe in God? What difference does it make anyway? This article is not intended to try to prove or disprove the existance of God. Rather, it is an attempt to get you to think deeply about what you believe about God and how that belief affects your thinking and behavior.

    Christians try to prove that their is a god by quoting some words that have been written in a Book? Does that prove there is a God? Not really, that is just endless babbling that doesn't prove anything.

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