Devotionals by Mary Luti

Devotionals by Mary Luti

Showered with Stars

Mary Luti

One by one they came, listened, received. But halfway through, I faltered.


Walking Trees

Mary Luti

This is the only time Jesus asks the person he's healing whether his efforts are producing the desired effect.


Sibling Empathy

Mary Luti

When my mother turned ninety, she entered her funeral instructions on a form entitled, 'In the Event of My Death,' a phrase she found amusing, as if death were something that might happen, or might not.


Desire

Mary Luti

Waiting is the hallmark of Advent, yet the Advent psalms and prophets speak more about longing than waiting.


St. Nicholas

Mary Luti

When his wealthy parents died, Nicholas of Myra gave away a fortune and gave himself to the church. 


"Ah, Tim, You…"

Mary Luti

Since childhood a man I know has been attracted to Something.


Old and New

Mary Luti

Wallace Nutting (1861-1941) was a Congregational minister, entrepreneur, and antiquarian. Appalled by the shoddiness of machine-made things, he championed old things made by hand. 


Um…

Mary Luti

Um… Let's see if I have this right


Go to Sleep. Good Night.

Mary Luti

If you're a parent, or if you've cared for a child overnight, you'll recognize this drill: Read story, say prayers, position bunny, plant kiss, douse lights, tiptoe out.


Visiting

Mary Luti

For the sake of the church at Philippi, Paul chose to remain.