United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Donna Schaper

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.


Donna Schaper

A lot of people get a glossy look in our eyes when we say, "I really want to do more traveling."


Donna Schaper

There is no peace or economic security. What is missing?


Donna Schaper

I am often corrected by others.


Donna Schaper

Have you ever been on a suicide watch?


Donna Schaper

One persecution is a lot like another.


Donna Schaper

Icelanders think that elves inhabit rock piles, the beautiful stacks of stone that stood in the way of a new road.

 


Donna Schaper

At our annual all church retreat, we always ask an opening question as an ice breaker.