Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ
Quinn G. Caldwell
Did you catch that? In today's story, which comes near the end of the whole ark episode, God makes a covenant not just with Noah and his descendants, but with every living animal, everywhere.
Since childhood a man I know has been attracted to Something.
My father was not a good cook, but he believed himself to have certain "specialties."
Sorry, Zechariah. Read any newspaper and you'll hear that religion is less like Zechariah's branch – spreading understanding as it grows – than a stump.
Worthy of a call? Could I get a rain check? A way out of my home in I-don't-know-how or I-wish-I-could?
Thanksgiving is coming up later this week.
Richard L. Floyd
There is lots of bad news in the appointed lessons for today.
Where do you dwell?
John A. Nelson
My late father was fond of quoting a 19th century statistician and explorer who wrote, "Whenever you can, count."
"Kertyschoo!" sneezed naughty Peter as he hid from the angry gardener, Mr. McGregor, in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
People who are facing a serious illness tell me they have a new respect for how changeable life is.
For my twenty-sixth birthday, my wife (of two weeks) got us both arrested.
We've only just met Ruby, but now we're piled into her SUV on our way to the trailhead.
In ancient times, cities of refuge like Bezer were designated as safe places to await trial for those who had mistakenly caused another's death.
Last month, four American soldiers died, ambushed on a routine mission in Niger.
Quinn G. Caldwell
Esther is a Jewish woman living in the Persian Empire.
Wallace Nutting (1861-1941) was a Congregational minister, entrepreneur, and antiquarian. Appalled by the shoddiness of machine-made things, he championed old things made by hand.
Kenneth L. Samuel
My Pentecostal/Holiness upbringing was full of religious traditions and restrictions.
Elijah is one of the most theatrical and mysterious figures in the Bible.
William H. Armstrong
Like an old broken record that keeps playing the same tune, the verse about the brokenhearted is constantly replaying in my mind.