Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ

Vince Amlin

My old therapist claimed we tend to ask exactly the wrong questions of ourselves.

Posted: September 22, 2018, 4:00 am

Jennifer Brownell

Today is the autumnal equinox.

Posted: September 21, 2018, 4:00 am

Donna Schaper

Chartres in France employs a digital light show to express what divinity enters the important cathedral.

Posted: September 20, 2018, 4:00 am

Marchaé Grair

Do you ever feel underestimated?

Posted: September 19, 2018, 4:00 am

Matt Laney

Every so often someone will confide this to me: "I'm not sure I believe in God anymore..."

Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:00 am

Vicki Kemper

Jesus tells the Parable of the Lost Sheep to help us understand how precious we are to God: How the Good Shepherd cannot bear to lose even one beloved one to predators, thieves, lousy judgment, a poor sense of direction, or plain bad luck.

Posted: September 17, 2018, 4:00 am

Molly Baskette

Anyone who has ever trained a puppy or raised a child knows the power of consistency in engraining new behaviors or habits in them.

Posted: September 16, 2018, 4:00 am

Mary Luti

Here's a story about words and deeds.

Posted: September 15, 2018, 4:00 am

Tony Robinson

Chances are good that you've heard this verse, or a version of it, prayed before many a sermon.

Posted: September 14, 2018, 4:00 am

Emily C. Heath

Earlier this year I had a health scare.

Posted: September 13, 2018, 4:00 am

Kaji Douša

The Syrophoenician woman was bold to make her ask of him.

Posted: September 12, 2018, 4:00 am

Christina Villa

Everyone has their favorite scripture texts, and this is one of mine (along with "How long, O Lord?" from Psalm 13).

Posted: September 11, 2018, 4:00 am

Talitha Arnold

Jesus had just come out of the wilderness, called his first followers, and was in the middle of his first sermon in Capernaum.

Posted: September 10, 2018, 4:00 am

Quinn G. Caldwell

Am I the only person who worries when the Bible says this type of airy fairy thing about the poor?

Posted: September 9, 2018, 4:00 am

Richard L. Floyd

When the early church heard about the healings that Jesus had done, they understood them as signs that the long-awaited reign of God had begun in him.

Posted: September 8, 2018, 4:00 am

Lillian Daniel

When the cause of death is suicide, the living are left with the questions: Why? What did I miss? Could I have prevented it? Was it my fault? Was there a note left behind?

Posted: September 7, 2018, 4:00 am

Kenneth L. Samuel

Almost daily now, our sensitivities and sensibilities are being assaulted with cascading reports of gun violence and human massacre, here and abroad.

Posted: September 6, 2018, 4:00 am

Vince Amlin

"If this were our church," my copastor and I are fond of saying, "there would be more banjo."

Posted: September 5, 2018, 4:00 am

Jennifer Brownell

We gather the children at the door on the first day of school – their faces shining or scowling, in new school clothes or tattered jeans, with fresh haircuts or last year's shag.

Posted: September 4, 2018, 4:00 am

Donna Schaper

Are church buildings an asset or a liability?

Posted: September 3, 2018, 4:00 am