Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ

Talitha Arnold

Trust. Do good. Take delight. Commit to God’s way. Take the next step, and trust that God is with you.

Posted: February 24, 2019, 5:00 am

Marilyn Pagán-Banks

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.

Posted: February 23, 2019, 5:00 am

John A. Nelson

Even now, while the mess and muddle seem to reign supreme, the Holy One is carrying the day.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 5:00 am

Ashley Harness

Holy One, help me remember I am blessed so that I might be a living blessing.

Posted: February 21, 2019, 5:00 am

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?”

Posted: February 20, 2019, 5:00 am

Jennifer Brownell

Dance and feast and laugh and shout and share the good news and love one another. Because our Savior says yes.

Posted: February 19, 2019, 5:00 am

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.

Posted: February 18, 2019, 5:00 am

Molly Baskette

God, I’m thirsty. I long for rest. Show me the way to Your water, and give me permission to stay there. Amen.

Posted: February 17, 2019, 5:00 am

Phiwa Langeni

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?

Posted: February 16, 2019, 5:00 am

Chris Davies

We're intimately connected, one to the other, and God is the energetic thread of love that binds us together.

Posted: February 15, 2019, 5:00 am

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.

Posted: February 14, 2019, 5:00 am

Mary Luti

Find the work that is seeking you. Find it, step out in trust, and do it.

Posted: February 13, 2019, 5:00 am

Vince Amlin

In the UCC Pension Boards' Next Generation Leadership Initiative, I was taught to listen past the specific content of criticism to its relational context.

Posted: February 12, 2019, 5:00 am

Rachel Hackenberg

Sure, maybe it's a poem about God.

Posted: February 11, 2019, 5:00 am

Kaji Douša

Your pastor probably doesn't think they're so good at raising money. 

 

Posted: February 10, 2019, 5:00 am

Dawson Taylor

I will never forget sitting in front of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.

Posted: February 9, 2019, 5:00 am

Donna Schaper

A lot of people get a glossy look in our eyes when we say, "I really want to do more traveling."

Posted: February 8, 2019, 5:00 am

Marchaé Grair

On The Good Place, Eleanor is devastated when her soulmate Chidi has his memories erased to avoid sabotaging an experiment.

Posted: February 7, 2019, 1:00 pm

Matt Laney
Whether you are dunked or sprinkled, baptism is the entry-point of Christian life.

Posted: February 6, 2019, 5:00 am

Lillian Daniel

In the human economy of emotion, love feels conditional, and communication is the currency.

Posted: February 5, 2019, 5:00 am