United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Christina Villa

Christina Villa

Everyone has their favorite scripture texts, and this is one of mine (along with "How long, O Lord?" from Psalm 13).


Christina Villa

Josiah was one of the kings of Judah and an ancestor of Jesus, according to the genealogy in the gospel of Matthew. 


Christina Villa

Every day on my drive to work, I used to pass a crumbling brick church with grime-covered windows and a tiny patch of dirt and weeds out front.


Christina Villa

One Sunday at a church I was visiting in New England, the time had come in the worship service for "Joys and Concerns."


Christina Villa

This sentence from Mark is just one example of the peculiar way the Bible often has of describing extraordinary events.