Monthly Archives: February 2016

“But…!”

Don Elly, M. Div. In this very familiar story in Luke of a younger son who uproots himself from home and leaves behind a deeply grieving and wounded parent and an extremely resentful older brother, our very familiarity with this … Continue reading

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“Thank God for Fig Trees”

Don Elly, M. Div. Sometimes when something horrific happens like the horror of September 11, 2001, where the twin towers collapsed and the people in the buildings and on the planes died, I find myself wishing that God would punish … Continue reading

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God’s Willing. Are We?

Don Elly, M. Div. In work with couples in relationship therapy it gives one insight into the relationship to ask a couple, “Tell me, if you can, what animal image might you select to describe how you see yourself at … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

Don Elly, M.Div. Sometimes it does seem that we go in circles.  Life and our religious experience do have circular quality to them.  It seems that while every stage of life is unique, there are issues we find ourselves dealing … Continue reading

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Prayer’s Purpose and Power

Don Elly, M.Div. Reflecting on this story of the Transfiguration as Luke tells it tests us.  What do you find yourself focusing on as you ponder Luke’s story? Do you trace back eight days  and try to figure out what … Continue reading

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