United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Talitha Arnold

Talitha Arnold

When you hike the Grand Canyon, you're walking through literally billions of years of time and almost every eco-system on the planet, down to the center of the earth and back.


Talitha Arnold

I'm grateful each week for this ancient benediction's power.


Talitha Arnold

Jeremiah's vision of God's great company of the sorrow-laden may be too adult for our usual children's processionals. Yet we grown-ups see such processions every day with the news of refugees from as far afield as Syria and Central America.


Talitha Arnold

"We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that."


Talitha Arnold

Whether from 3,000 years ago or a mere 300, the covenant to walk with God and one another affirms that faith is a journey, best taken with others.


Talitha Arnold

How do you pray for the earth?


Talitha Arnold

When we are hurt—either by another's actions, our own choices, or some combination of the two; what do we do?


Talitha Arnold

We may never have been truly hungry or imprisoned or even sick for more than a few days. Thanks be to God! But I suspect we've all been lost at times. If not lost, then faced dead-ends, not able to see the way ahead. 


Talitha Arnold

As we gear up for the new school year, we would be smart to heed Moses' urgent command.


Talitha Arnold

Hope is often under siege, whether in Paul's time or ours. One glance at the daily news makes hope seem naive and those who hold hope appear foolish.