Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ

Liza M. Neal

Lately losing heart is a daily struggle.

Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:00 am

Vince Amlin

In middle school, my youth group stopped at a small country church for worship one Sunday on our way back from a mission trip. 

Posted: November 14, 2018, 5:00 am

Rebecca Voelkel

It was Christmas morning 1987, and I was in the remote, mountainous Salvadoran village of Santa Marta as part of a small delegation of North American Christians and Jews.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 5:00 am

Tony Robinson

I live in the blue-bubble of Seattle. We all hate Trump.

Posted: November 12, 2018, 5:00 am

Kaji Douša

Their tithes wouldn't have seemed as insignificant to them as they were to Jesus.


Posted: November 11, 2018, 5:00 am

Mary Luti 

We imagine Jesus handing that loaf down the table, disciple to disciple.

Posted: November 10, 2018, 5:00 am

Matt Laney

"Whataboutism" (also known as "whataboutery") is the attempt to dodge an accusation by charging the accuser with wrongdoing.

Posted: November 9, 2018, 5:00 am

Vicki Kemper

Have you ever noticed how often the good news comes wrapped in what feels like bad news?

Posted: November 8, 2018, 5:00 am

Dar Mikula

Recently, as part of my work as a newly certified nursing assistant, I was asked to sit with a man who has primary progressive aphasia.

Posted: November 7, 2018, 5:00 am

Kenneth L. Samuel

I grew up with a rather unfavorable view of tattletales and snitches.

Posted: November 6, 2018, 5:00 am

Quinn G. Caldwell

Naomi sends Ruth out to glean in the fields, and in a move that women everywhere will recognize, strategizes about how to protect her from being “bothered.” 

Posted: November 5, 2018, 5:00 am

Jennifer Brownell

Over a decade ago, on the first day we moved into The Little House in the Suburbs, the guy who lives across the street knocked on the front door.

Posted: November 4, 2018, 5:00 am

Richard L. Floyd

Just before the parable of the Good Samaritan, a lawyer tried to trick Jesus so he asked him, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Posted: November 3, 2018, 4:00 am

Marchaé Grair

There’s a popular meme circulating that says: “She’s someone’s sister/mother/daughter/wife.”

Posted: November 2, 2018, 4:00 am

Lillian Daniel

At least on my block, All Saints Day is overshadowed by Halloween.

Posted: November 1, 2018, 4:00 am

Anne Hoffman

You are bone tired.

Posted: October 31, 2018, 4:00 am

Tony Robinson

The other day I stopped at a point on a trail in my beloved Wallowa Mountains where we had scattered the ashes of both my parents.

Posted: October 30, 2018, 4:00 am

Kenneth L. Samuel

Human history is littered with just causes and noble campaigns that have fallen by the wayside.

Posted: October 29, 2018, 4:00 am

Mary Luti

On the day Jesus left Jericho for Jerusalem, he restored a beggar's sight. 

Posted: October 28, 2018, 4:00 am

Donna Schaper

At our annual all church retreat, we always ask an opening question as an ice breaker.

Posted: October 27, 2018, 4:00 am