United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: Jeremiah

Marchaé Grair

I like to think when Jeremiah says "my people," he is fleeing from deflection and accepting that his deliverance is intertwined with theirs.


Emily C. Heath

I believe grace comes when we least expect it.


Matt Laney

You might be running from God by avoiding some helpful task, person or life choice. Or maybe you are running because you've forgotten how to be still. In any case, aren't you tired?


Traci Blackmon

Murder is a by-product of people who have lost their love. Love is our only hope.


Vince Amlin

If the Ark of the Covenant is dross, what can I be sure is gold? Which of my beloved traditions or beliefs can I withhold from the refiner's fire?


Kenneth L. Samuel

Healing never really begins with medicine or therapy or health facilities. 


Molly Baskette

One of the great sicknesses of the 21st century is our solitariness, our isolation from each other and from God.


Emily C. Heath

Repentance doesn't have to be scary.


Talitha Arnold

Jeremiah's vision of God's great company of the sorrow-laden may be too adult for our usual children's processionals. Yet we grown-ups see such processions every day with the news of refugees from as far afield as Syria and Central America.


Lillian Daniel

When I travel, I want to see all the big sites, the beautiful buildings and the somber markers. I don't want to miss a thing.