United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Martin B. Copenhaver

Martin B. Copenhaver

Sometimes I think that Christmas, properly celebrated, would not be a fixed date on the calendar.


Martin B. Copenhaver

Sister Helen Prejean, the Roman Catholic nun who wrote the book Dead Man Walking, said in a lecture, "I'm always asking God for a searchlight.


Martin B. Copenhaver

"Shady is dead," my wife Karen said to me, with more concern than grief in her voice.


Martin B. Copenhaver

On a number of occasions I have hiked in the interior reaches of the Grand Canyon.


Martin B. Copenhaver

In the last decade or so of my father's life he developed an interest in wine. 


Martin B. Copenhaver

I am convinced Jesus was an introvert.


Martin B. Copenhaver

Change is not a sign of death.  It is a sign of life.  Only the living change.


Martin B. Copenhaver

"The trouble with many people is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable."


Martin B. Copenhaver

Sometimes I think that Christmas, properly celebrated, would not be a fixed date on the calendar.  It would not happen on the same day every year.  It would be more like a surprise party.  


Martin B. Copenhaver

To forgive, something like forgetfulness is required.