Daily Devotionals

It’s All in How You See It

March 6, 2013 - 8:03 pm

Jewish tradition gives us a fascinating insight into the construction of the washbasin used in holy service in the Tabernacle by the priests who would wash their hands and feet before serving God.

As God had commanded, the washbasin was made out of copper. But where in the world would the children of Israel get copper in the middle of the desert?

The answer: “from the mirrors of the women.” Read more…

Gifts of the Heart

March 5, 2013 - 7:59 pm

Most of us have been blessed with gifts from the people in our lives. Some have been expensive and others simple. Some we genuinely enjoy; others we pretended we liked. But the gifts we will always remember are the ones that were given from a place of deep love – even if it was nothing more than a handmade piece of “art” from a child in our lives. Those gifts are priceless. Read more…

The Whole of the Parts

March 4, 2013 - 7:58 pm

Which is more important – the whole or its parts?

We all know that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, but it is equally true that the value of the whole is completely determined by the value of its parts. So which is more important? Read more…

More Important than Knowledge

March 3, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Albert Einstein made famous the idea that “imagination is more important than knowledge.” Knowledge can tell us what to do and how to do it, but imagination drives us to acquire more knowledge and apply it in new and creative ways. Knowledge without imagination is stagnant, limited, and eventually, old. Read more…

The One True God

March 1, 2013 - 5:00 am

To us modern-day folk, it seems ridiculous that anyone could ever believe that an idol could be more powerful than God. Read more…

Buried Treasure

February 28, 2013 - 5:00 am

There is an old Hasidic tale about a poor God-fearing Jew who lived in the city of Prague. Read more…

In the Right Time

February 27, 2013 - 5:00 am

How is it possible that just after witnessing the great miracles of the Exodus, the children of Israel turn to idolatry? Read more…

The God of My Mercy

January 21, 2010 - 12:00 am

You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me. — Psalm 59:9–10 Psalm 59 is David’s reflection of yet another one of his narrow escapes … Read more…