United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Donna Schaper

We need to wonder what the old U.S. self has to say to the new U.S. self, and what it might finally look like to "put off" the old self.


No matter how bad things are now, missing their natural progression can be even worse. God, grant us the gift of one step after the other.


I'm not sure that becoming a new creature is something that gets done once and for all. In fact, I'm pretty sure it doesn't. Becoming a new creature in Christ is a full-time job.


Donna Schaper

The truth about eternity is that it is connected to now. There is no later when it comes to eternity. It is not a bargain nor can it be postponed.


Donna Schaper

Not knowing what to do next is often the best platform for finding the unusual. Holy One, permit us to understand interruptions as sacraments.