United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Donna Schaper

Donna Schaper

My granddaughter told her mother that she didn't like her mother's "workiness."  Eva is 4.


Donna Schaper

Television writer and producer Norman Lear, who is about to turn 93, was asked how he made it so long and so well.  He responded, "By knowing the difference between what is over and what is next."


Donna Schaper

Most of us have closets and garages that are way too full and hearts that are way too empty.


Donna Schaper

The whole concept of touch is undergoing a major transformation.


Donna Schaper

"You will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you."


Donna Schaper

The scriptures are often extravagant in their promises.  My cat and my dog don't even always get along – how can animals that like to eat each other lie peacefully together? 


Donna Schaper

On this Earth Day, my mouth is shut and my praise diminished because of my dismay.


Donna Schaper

Imagine how restored our salvation would be if we were less focused on ourselves, more intimate with God, and more fully human.


Donna Schaper

Some of us imagine God is an artist.


Donna Schaper

Going to worship every week? I doubt it.