Tip View in browser January 25, 2023 Tip Quinn Caldwell I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. – Psalm 27:13 (NRSV) In September of 1895, Oscar Wilde walked out of a courtroom. He’d just been declared bankrupt, a short time after having been convicted of … Read more

The Courage to Be

The Courage to Be View in browser January 24, 2023 The Courage to Be Talitha Arnold Be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord. – Psalm 27:14 (NRSV) Sometimes I don’t want to be. Strong, that is. Like the day after Christmas when, out of the blue, I had to put … Read more

Memory Work

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Memory Work View in browser January 23, 2023 Memory Work Anthony Robinson My mouth will proclaim the Lord’s praise, and every living thing will bless God’s holy name forever and always. – Psalm 145:21 (CEB) Psalm 145 is an alphabetic acrostic poem, which means each verse is keyed to … Read more

Diving Deep

Diving Deep View in browser January 22, 2023 Diving Deep Donna Schaper God who watches over you neither slumbers nor sleeps. – Psalm 121:4 (adapted) T.S. Eliot wrote that we are “distracted from distraction by distraction.” We daily lose whatever focus we had. We attend the small matters, not the larger ones. Missing cell phone? … Read more

New Life … in an Instant

New Life … in an Instant View in browser January 21, 2023 New Life … in an Instant Kenneth Samuel Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Levi got up, left everything, … Read more

Needing to Pee at the Taj Mahal

Needing to Pee at the Taj Mahal View in browser January 20, 2023 Needing to Pee at the Taj Mahal Mary Luti The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong. So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. – Psalm 90:10 & … Read more

Well, Shut My Mouth

Well, Shut My Mouth View in browser January 19, 2023 Well, Shut My Mouth Lillian Daniel As in all the churches of the saints, women should be silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as the law also says. If there is anything they desire to know, … Read more

Press In

Press In View in browser January 18, 2023 Press In Vince Amlin A large crowd followed [Jesus] and pressed in on him … Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched … Read more

Lesson of the Flowers

Lesson of the Flowers View in browser January 17, 2023 Lesson of the Flowers Kaji Douša “The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Living God abides forever.” – 1 Peter 1:24b-25a (NRSV) A flower produces pollen, and something helps it move. If the pollen reaches a receptive flower, it pollinates, … Read more

Children, Don’t Grow Weary

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Children, Don’t Grow Weary View in browser January 16, 2023 Children, Don’t Grow Weary Vicki Kemper So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9 (NRSVUE) In 1961, a young Martin … Read more