United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Donna Schaper

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. 


Donna Schaper

The pivot from suffering to joy, from pursuing “right-ness” to pursuing community, is found in the choice to love, even if all we have is a little love left in our broken hearts.


Donna Schaper

Congregations are soup kitchens for the spiritually hungry, shelters for the spiritually homeless, nests for the baby bird in all of us.