United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Ron Buford

Ron Buford

A Facebook intermediary connected me with Beverly, a dear college friend and symbol of so much of who I am – someone I'd not seen for more than 20 years.


Ron Buford

"Don't miss this special time right now."


Ron Buford

Here, the eccentric John the Baptizer is like a rock star, with crowds mobbing him for an odd form of ritualized bathing practiced by a Jewish sect called the Essenes.


Ron Buford

A friend complained about his mom, a wealthy woman who by inheritance wanted for nothing . . . but was miserable.


Ron Buford

Ever notice the way cats can seem to treat their owners as if their owners exist to solely fulfill their cat desires?


Rob Buford

Many well-meaning religious teachers taught us that there are requirements for God to love us. But Jesus says this is a lie.


Ron Buford

Call a meeting with God. You'll find God already there and waiting for you.


Ron Buford

Mary's prophecy in this text is still coming true. People of the light still believe and work for it to this day.


Ron Buford

As the Saturday Night Live character Rosanne Rosannadanna used to say, "If it's not one thing, it's another"—especially if you're living in poverty.


Ron Buford

Does someone in your life need your forgiveness? Is that person you?