Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ
John A. Nelson
Idolatry is bad: soul-killingly bad.
The idea of Jesus sleeping seems…bizarre.
Whenever I read the gospel accounts of how Jesus organized The Discipleship Movement I am reminded of how important it is to understand the roles of both leader and ally.
A woman's son committed suicide following decades of hard living that caused deep pain to himself and others.
There are so many ways to get care wrong.
The YA fiction writer John Green redeemed nerdiness for us all.
Sounds to me like you were Godsplained, Apollos.
Quinn G. Caldwell
Should you one day make it to Jerusalem, you will no doubt also make your way to what many consider the holiest site in the world: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
It's pick-your-own blueberry season in New England.
Martin B. Copenhaver
On a number of occasions I have hiked in the interior reaches of the Grand Canyon.
There's wisdom that comes with growing old.
When I was a child my mother made us name one thing we were grateful for each night before dinner.
Ask, seek, knock — each one ups the intensity level.
Richard L. Floyd
I have belonged to a hiking group for nearly 20 years.
God has no hands but ours.
With a deep sigh, I watched as he walked away, having left a beautiful urn of what was described as a hearty bush--"You really can't kill it, trust me"--and some resilient flowers in the perfect spot.
Emily C. Heath
If you're like me, Scripture passages about war and armor are difficult.
Dwight Lee Wolter
Many children learn to love through their first pet, and losing a pet is often their first experience with death and grief.
It stinks to be single in a couple's universe.
Have you ever knocked on someone's door and hoped they wouldn't answer?