United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Emily C. Heath

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." - Psalm 19


God fills our cups, not just until there is enough, but until they overflow with so much goodness that we can't help but share it.


Emily C. Heath

Jesus could have said anything at the last supper. He could have told his friends to avenge his death. He could have raged about the unfairness of life. Instead he said, "Love one another."


Emily C. Heath

I didn’t learn about testimony from church. I learned about it from people in recovery who told me their stories when I was newly sober.


Emily C. Heath

Far from what I thought Christians believed when I was growing up, it turns out that God doesn't require perfection from us in order to love us.


Emily C. Heath

I wonder what Jesus would ask congregations who have been kicking the metaphorical can down the road for years and years, bemoaning a culture that has passed them by, blaming a changing world for declining membership. “Do you want to get well?”


Emily C. Heath

When Moses comes close to the burning bush God tells him to take off his sandals, because he is on holy ground.


Emily C. Heath

I don't like the image of militarized Christians much, and I never want to encourage the idea of Crusades-like armies.


Emily C. Heath

I love the Common English Bible's translation of this well-known text.


Emily C. Heath

In the part of New Hampshire where I live, fall is unfolding, with all of its New England charm.