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.

Posted: November 25, 2017, 5:00 am

Mary Luti

Since childhood a man I know has been attracted to Something.

Posted: November 24, 2017, 5:00 am

Lillian Daniel

My father was not a good cook, but he believed himself to have certain "specialties."

Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:00 am

Elissa Johnk

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.

Posted: November 22, 2017, 5:00 am

Donna Schaper

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? 

Posted: November 21, 2017, 5:00 am

Tony Robinson

Thanksgiving is coming up later this week. 

Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:00 am

Richard L. Floyd

There is lots of bad news in the appointed lessons for today.

Posted: November 19, 2017, 5:00 am

Marchaé Grair

Where do you dwell?

Posted: November 18, 2017, 5:00 am

John A. Nelson

My late father was fond of quoting a 19th century statistician and explorer who wrote, "Whenever you can, count."

Posted: November 17, 2017, 5:00 am

Kaji Dousa

"Kertyschoo!" sneezed naughty Peter as he hid from the angry gardener, Mr. McGregor, in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Posted: November 16, 2017, 5:00 am

Lillian Daniel

People who are facing a serious illness tell me they have a new respect for how changeable life is.

Posted: November 15, 2017, 5:00 am

Matt Laney

For my twenty-sixth birthday, my wife (of two weeks) got us both arrested.

Posted: November 14, 2017, 5:00 am

Vince Amlin

We've only just met Ruby, but now we're piled into her SUV on our way to the trailhead. 

Posted: November 13, 2017, 5:00 am

Jennifer Brownell

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.

Posted: November 12, 2017, 5:00 am

Molly Baskette

Last month, four American soldiers died, ambushed on a routine mission in Niger.

Posted: November 11, 2017, 5:00 am

Quinn G. Caldwell

Esther is a Jewish woman living in the Persian Empire.

Posted: November 10, 2017, 5:00 am

Mary Luti

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. 

Posted: November 9, 2017, 5:00 am

Kenneth L. Samuel

My Pentecostal/Holiness upbringing was full of religious traditions and restrictions.

Posted: November 8, 2017, 5:00 am

Bob Thompson

Elijah is one of the most theatrical and mysterious figures in the Bible. 

Posted: November 7, 2017, 5:00 am

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.

Posted: November 6, 2017, 5:00 am