A Chance to Forgive

A Chance to Forgive

“Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us.” Matthew 6:12 Notes for Contemplation as You Use this Devotional: This passage from The Sermon on the Mount is part of “The Lord’s Prayer.”Jesus and many other master...
A Time to Grow

A Time to Grow

This spring of 2021 feels like a wonderful renewal after a winter of hibernation and more than a year of physical distancing.  It also gives us abundant hope, inviting us to know that we can plan for particular certainties.   An obvious certainty:...
A Complete Practice

A Complete Practice

“Faith by itself is not enough.  Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.  Now someone may argue, ‘Some people have faith; others have good deeds.’  But I say, ‘How can you show me your faith if you do not have good deeds? I...
Hope in Another Beginning

Hope in Another Beginning

January 20, 1993, Inauguration Day The temperature outside was below freezing, but inside my temperature rose above 101 degrees.  All the planning with friends and colleagues to celebrate at the Capitol was for naught.  I was huddled in my bathrobe...
Let Your Heart Be Light

Let Your Heart Be Light

As we reach the end of 2020, another winter, and the holiday season, some of us feel that we have little to celebrate.  Certainly, a pandemic, fires, floods, storms, and conflicts have made this year one of the bleakest and darkest in recent memory. Yet, if...