Monthly Archives: November 2015

“Attention!”

Don Elly, M.Div. The orders barked out in such a demanding tone cause our heads to snap up. All of us in my High School ROTC unit throw our shoulders back, thinking, “Am I ready for inspection?” “Is my uniform … Continue reading

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“King Me!”

Don Elly, M.Div. “King Me!” was the request we would make when playing checkers and we moved into position to be crowned King. If this happened often enough, because the King could move in multiple directions, the one who was … Continue reading

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You’re Covered

Don R. Elly, M. Div. We’re in a time period of history when it seems that every day, if not hour, there is some horrific event reminding us that the world is not operating as God intended.  If it isn’t … Continue reading

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Giving Like the Widow

Don R. Elly, M.Div. “Beware of the scribes…they devour widow’s houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers.” This is Mark’s description of Jesus’ warning on the behavior that pretends to worship God, to put God first, but … Continue reading

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Celebrating All Saints

Don R. Elly, M. Div. The first Sunday in November, “All Saints” Sunday, has become a favorite celebration for me. Why? Usually this is the day, even more than Labor day in September, that signals the ending of fall and … Continue reading

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