Devotionals by Martin B. Copenhaver

Devotionals by Martin B. Copenhaver

Introverts and Extroverts

Martin B. Copenhaver

I am convinced Jesus was an introvert.


Still Not Dead Again Today

Martin B. Copenhaver

Change is not a sign of death.  It is a sign of life.  Only the living change.


The Serious Business of Joy

Martin B. Copenhaver

"The trouble with many people is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable."


Today Could be Christmas

Martin B. Copenhaver

Sometimes I think that Christmas, properly celebrated, would not be a fixed date on the calendar.  It would not happen on the same day every year.  It would be more like a surprise party.  


Forgiving and Forgetting

Martin B. Copenhaver

To forgive, something like forgetfulness is required.


Prayer in the Midst of a Bar Fight

Martin B. Copenhaver

Politics ain't beanbag.


A Father-in-Law's Love

Martin B. Copenhaver

There is nothing natural about the love of parents-in-law and, in fact, in-law relationships can be notoriously challenging.  And so, parents-in-law are frequently the butt of jokes.


Death and Life in a Small New Hampshire Church

Martin B. Copenhaver

They say the church is dying.  Don’t you believe it.


The Psalmist Gets the Blues

Martin B. Copenhaver

Lament is not whining.  God does not like whiners.  Whiners always find a way to whine, regardless of the circumstances, whereas lament is a legitimate response to hardship.


Titles Fancy and Plain

Martin B. Copenhaver

Recently I have been thinking about titles and their significance.