Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ
Trust. Do good. Take delight. Commit to God’s way. Take the next step, and trust that God is with you.
The work of restorative justice teaches us that we can and should take the time to hear one another, to acknowledge any harm done and all hurt experienced, to create space to be held accountable, and to do the work necessary to restore the relationship.
John A. Nelson
Even now, while the mess and muddle seem to reign supreme, the Holy One is carrying the day.
Holy One, help me remember I am blessed so that I might be a living blessing.
Emily C. Heath
I wonder what Jesus would ask congregations who have been kicking the metaphorical can down the road for years and years, bemoaning a culture that has passed them by, blaming a changing world for declining membership. “Do you want to get well?”
Dance and feast and laugh and shout and share the good news and love one another. Because our Savior says yes.
Richard L. Floyd
The Christian life is more like gardening than it is like cooking. You plant seeds, you water and tend your garden, and you wait for God to give the growth.
God, I’m thirsty. I long for rest. Show me the way to Your water, and give me permission to stay there. Amen.
What if the Body of Christ unapologetically cared for its mentally ill parts and its youthful parts and its kinky parts and its rural parts and its non-binary parts?
We're intimately connected, one to the other, and God is the energetic thread of love that binds us together.
Quinn G. Caldwell
Glory isn’t itself unless you’re giving it away. Give it to God, and the whole world will blossom with beauty.
Find the work that is seeking you. Find it, step out in trust, and do it.
In the UCC Pension Boards' Next Generation Leadership Initiative, I was taught to listen past the specific content of criticism to its relational context.
Sure, maybe it's a poem about God.
Your pastor probably doesn't think they're so good at raising money.
I will never forget sitting in front of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.
A lot of people get a glossy look in our eyes when we say, "I really want to do more traveling."
On The Good Place, Eleanor is devastated when her soulmate Chidi has his memories erased to avoid sabotaging an experiment.
Whether you are dunked or sprinkled, baptism is the entry-point of Christian life.
In the human economy of emotion, love feels conditional, and communication is the currency.