Devotionals Archives


Lessons of one eventful day

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Yesterday was a day that seemed to serve up a constant reminder that I live in a broken world. As a former Christian Scientist, I process days like yesterday much differently now. (more…)

The rich young ruler? That was me

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

At Christmas when we sing, “O come let us adore him,” who are we talking about? Jesus of Nazareth, God’s Messiah, right? Are we talking about an idea or a concept or a spirit-being (more…)

Sermon: Celebrating Our Rebirth

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Here’s the other side of the coin, and a much happier side, from my previous post, “If not on this rock, where?” That one looks at the tendency of some people to assume that if Christian Science with its claim to be the final revelation (more…)

On milk and meat

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Even though both could be either, we know milk as a liquid and meat as a solid. Solids in milk we intend to drink are usually a problem, but liquids in meat are fine: a nice, juicy steak. (more…)

‘Diary of an Old Soul’ by GMD

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

May I send you a gift copy of my favorite devotional book, worth a moment as you begin each morning with Bible study and prayer? (more…)

Echoes of an unspoken sermon

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Morning. Thoughts about life; about music. I make coffee and pour a cup. Max, the Chowderhead, is fed and lying at my feet. I pick up staff paper, blank – and pencil, loaded. Nothing comes. (more…)

Run by faith

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Editor: New contributor Dale Darling reflects on what Hebrews 12:1 has meant in his life. “Seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses,” the verse says, “let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience (more…)