United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Talitha Arnold

Talitha Arnold

The first Christians had to trust God with no clue as to what God had in store for them. How did they do it?


Talitha Arnold

Our church's Youth Confirmands may not be ready, even after two years, to confirm their faith this May. That's okay. What we truly hope is that they will continue to seek God, with heart and soul.


Talitha Arnold

Jewish-Christian relations have changed, thank God, in the last decades, but as Christians, we still need to pay attention to how we tell the story of Holy Week.


Talitha Arnold

There's power in repentance, if only because we don't have to spend all that energy hiding from ourselves or others, including God.


Talitha Arnold

By its end, Handel left no doubt that the Messiah "shall reign forever—and ever, forever and ever!"


Talitha Arnold

Overflowing with spit and vinegar, the Psalmist lists all the things that could have made him afraid but didn't faze him in the least.


Talitha Arnold

Your mind may be filled with lists of things to do or problems to solve. Your heart may be brimming with new life or breaking with sorrow. But how is it with your soul?


Talitha Arnold

Like other federal employees, my friend faces an uncertain future.


Talitha Arnold

Sometimes the daily scripture for these devotions poses a real challenge.


Talitha Arnold

"The prophet's job is to proclaim 'Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream. Our job is to figure out the plumbing.'"