Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ
In my prayers, I often err on the side of praying for things that I could do myself.
I know a professor who's delightful in the classroom.
A minister at my childhood church used to start many of his sermons with a song called "Love Lifted Me."
Lazarus was dead: to begin with.
Sometimes when I read the Psalms, I skip over the laments.
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.
The bold, ancient Revelation to John repeats the even more ancient vision of Ezekiel.
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.
Jesus is demanding.
I live a very safe life and am white enough to trust the police.
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.
Jennifer Garrison Brownell
My favorite nine-year-old tells me it freaks him out to look at his friend through binoculars held backwards.
Kenneth L. Samuel
The presidential election of 2016 was another stark reminder of how deeply divided we are as a country.
Richard L. Floyd
When you live in the desert you know the difference between green and brown, between wet and dry.
Emily C. Health
God's warning comes too late for most of us.
If Jonah weren't so sad, he would be really funny.
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.
Of course he didn't have to go through Samaria. Most Jews wouldn't have—it was enemy territory.
I've been a church worship leader for decades so I've heard every imaginable element of the "worship wars."
Two choices: Go back to Egypt or go deeper with God, i.e., deeper into the wilderness.