United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Talitha Arnold

Talitha Arnold

"Are you a god?" the disciple asked the Buddha. "No," he replied. "Are you a saint?" "No." "Then what are you?" the man asked. The Buddha replied, "I am awake."


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Two choices: Go back to Egypt or go deeper with God, i.e., deeper into the wilderness.


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The Connecticut congregation I served for six years used it, so I did, too.


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Dag Hammarskjold wrote this affirmation in January, 1953, a few months after becoming the second Secretary-General for the 8-year-old United Nations.


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King David had great plans, but God had other plans.


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"Rahab the Harlot." That's what I first learned about the woman of Jericho who saved the lives of the two Israelite spies. Perhaps you did, too. 


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Samson was at a dead end.


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Moses must have laughed out loud when the voice from the burning bush told him he was standing on "holy ground."


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God has no hands but ours.


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On this Eve of Independence Day and its celebration of freedom, today's Psalm instead praises a restriction on freedom,  i.e. God's law.