Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ
I was fired up about faith moving mountains, but suddenly stopped short by "Forgive, if you have anything against anyone."
Richard L. Floyd
When I was eighteen years old my mother died.
Many church folks are guilty of confusing assimilation and unity to the detriment of the people they try to welcome into churches.
John A. Nelson
A friend said that she was ready to tackle most sorts of household repair.
Most days I love being a pastor. Today's not one of them.
At a writing workshop at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, our teacher, Sands Hall, gave us exercises from her book, Tools of the Writers Craft.
Leadership coach Marshal Goldsmith often encounters "winning addiction" in his CEO clients.
This fig business has always confused me.
Summer at the lake, and I'm trying out a borrowed paddleboard.
The memory of the national tragedy that befell us on September 11, 2001 turns 16 years old today.
Quinn G. Caldwell
When the artist Seamus Moran visited the Tower of London, his attention was arrested by a disturbing sight: standing amid the rows of suits of armor for men and horses, a little metal outfit, maybe two and a half feet tall.
Hypocrisy comes in many varieties.
Kenneth L. Samuel
When thick, palpable, complete darkness descended upon the Egyptians, I wonder why none of them seemed to notice that the Children of Israel had light.
Pharaoh is an idiot.
One of my favorite hobbies is overdoing metaphors.
Moses must have laughed out loud when the voice from the burning bush told him he was standing on "holy ground."
Richard L. Floyd
I was taught never to say, "Shut up!" It was considered rude. So I still don't.
I started my ministry in small, rural churches.
Is there a more depressing line in all of scripture?
Emily C. Heath
Do you ever feel like God's not paying attention?