Devotionals by Martin B. Copenhaver

Devotionals by Martin B. Copenhaver

Searchlights and Penlights

Martin B. Copenhaver

Sister Helen Prejean, the Roman Catholic nun who wrote the book Dead Man Walking, said in a lecture, "I'm always asking God for a searchlight.


A Funeral for a Frog

Martin B. Copenhaver

"Shady is dead," my wife Karen said to me, with more concern than grief in her voice.


Finding God in All the Wrong Places

Martin B. Copenhaver

On a number of occasions I have hiked in the interior reaches of the Grand Canyon.


Don't Wait

Martin B. Copenhaver

In the last decade or so of my father's life he developed an interest in wine. 


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.