Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ

John Edgerton

In my prayers, I often err on the side of praying for things that I could do myself.

Posted: March 21, 2018, 4:00 am

Mary Luti

I know a professor who's delightful in the classroom.

Posted: March 20, 2018, 4:00 am

Marchaé Grair

A minister at my childhood church used to start many of his sermons with a song called "Love Lifted Me."

Posted: March 19, 2018, 4:00 am

Talitha Arnold

Lazarus was dead: to begin with.

Posted: March 18, 2018, 4:00 am

Kaji Douša

Sometimes when I read the Psalms, I skip over the laments.

Posted: March 17, 2018, 4:00 am

Quinn G. Caldwell

One way that many talk about what happened in the Garden of Eden — which is to say, one way to talk about the human condition, why it's so fraught and difficult — is to say that when Adam and Eve ate the fruit, their disobedience, their sin, made death enter the world.

Posted: March 16, 2018, 4:00 am

John Nelson

The bold, ancient Revelation to John repeats the even more ancient vision of Ezekiel.

Posted: March 15, 2018, 4:00 am

Molly Baskette

I remember the first time I realized, about 32 winters in, that the trees where I lived in New England lacked foliage fully six months out of every year.

Posted: March 14, 2018, 4:00 am

Matt Fitzgerald

Jesus is demanding.

Posted: March 13, 2018, 4:00 am

Donna Schaper

I live a very safe life and am white enough to trust the police.

Posted: March 12, 2018, 4:00 am

Matt Laney

Mark doesn't name the guy so let's call him "Billy" because he's a combination of Bill Gates and the late Billy Graham.

Posted: March 10, 2018, 5:00 am

Jennifer Garrison Brownell

My favorite nine-year-old tells me it freaks him out to look at his friend through binoculars held backwards.

Posted: March 9, 2018, 5:00 am

Kenneth L. Samuel

The presidential election of 2016 was another stark reminder of how deeply divided we are as a country.

Posted: March 8, 2018, 5:00 am

Richard L. Floyd

When you live in the desert you know the difference between green and brown, between wet and dry.

Posted: March 7, 2018, 5:00 am

Emily C. Health

God's warning comes too late for most of us.

Posted: March 6, 2018, 5:00 am

Tony Robinson

If Jonah weren't so sad, he would be really funny.

Posted: March 5, 2018, 5:00 am

John Edgerton

Say what you will about millennials (or better yet, talk to us instead of about us, it's only polite), but we know something about evangelism.

Posted: March 4, 2018, 5:00 am

Mary Luti

Of course he didn't have to go through Samaria. Most Jews wouldn't have—it was enemy territory.

Posted: March 3, 2018, 5:00 am

Marchaé Grair

I've been a church worship leader for decades so I've heard every imaginable element of the "worship wars."

Posted: March 2, 2018, 5:00 am

Talitha Arnold

Two choices: Go back to Egypt or go deeper with God, i.e., deeper into the wilderness.

Posted: March 1, 2018, 5:00 am