Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ

Kenneth L. Samuel

One Sunday, an irate woman announced to some members of our congregation that she would be leaving our church and changing her membership.

Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am

Jennifer Brownell

"Ok, ok," I've heard said (or said myself) in more than one committee discussion about written policies or procedures,  "Can someone volunteer to work on this and bring it back next time?

Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:00 am

Donna Schaper

The Anthropocene age – the one now, where humans are dominant to a self-destructive degree – is forcing us to reconsider animals.

Posted: January 21, 2018, 5:00 am

Tony Robinson

A cruise ship passenger emerged onto the deck.

Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:00 am

Richard L. Floyd

The prophet Jeremiah wasn't the kind of guy you would invite to your Christmas party.

Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:00 am

Donna Schaper

The W-2 forms are filling up the mailboxes.

Posted: January 18, 2018, 5:00 am

John A. Nelson

We've heard this one, more than once.

Posted: January 17, 2018, 5:00 am

Kaji Douša

He was there for the inauguration, standing before him for the prayer service.

Posted: January 16, 2018, 5:00 am

Lillian Daniel

Have you ever noticed that the authors of gratitude books have pretty awesome lives?

Posted: January 15, 2018, 5:00 am

Matt Laney

That Paul could size up a church in no time.

Posted: January 14, 2018, 5:00 am

Vince Amlin

This year on All Saints' Day we hung up a picture of our son, Simon.

Posted: January 13, 2018, 5:00 am

Quinn G. Caldwell

At some point, Disciples turn into Apostles.

Posted: January 12, 2018, 5:00 am

Jennifer Brownell

Back in the dark ages – I'm talking about the late 1990's now – my husband-to-be and I were courting long distance.

Posted: January 11, 2018, 5:00 am

Quinn G. Caldwell

John gets a lot of attention for his big personality: the outfit, the food, the yelling, the insults, the splashiness.

Posted: January 10, 2018, 5:00 am

Mary Luti

When my mother turned ninety, she entered her funeral instructions on a form entitled, 'In the Event of My Death,' a phrase she found amusing, as if death were something that might happen, or might not.

Posted: January 9, 2018, 5:00 am

Kenneth L. Samuel

I remember the first time I was summoned to appear in traffic court for a speeding ticket and some unpaid parking violations.

Posted: January 8, 2018, 5:00 am

Vicki Kemper

Every year it is the same.

Posted: January 7, 2018, 5:00 am

Donna Schaper

It takes more cultural competency than I have to appreciate being covered by a multitude of camels.

Posted: January 6, 2018, 5:00 am

Tony Robinson

I once heard a story about an "Easter Chicken."

Posted: January 5, 2018, 5:00 am

Richard L. Floyd

Many of the companies I do business with, such as on-line retailers, airlines, and hotel chains, have "loyalty programs."

Posted: January 4, 2018, 5:00 am