Monthly Archives: May 2016

“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 those … Continue reading

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Surprise

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Scripture, though it has been read many times, can contain new surprises each time we reflect on it. In fact one of the temptations to be addressed is to continue to be open to the Holy … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Trinity

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Much has been written by the Trinity- God in relationship with us by creation as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but for me over the years it has become more simple (not simplistic).  As a counselor … Continue reading

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When the Holy Spirit Arrives

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. I am convinced, though we do not intend it, we celebrate the arrival of the Holy Spirit into our lives as power to be controlled, attempting to channel it our ends. The Holy Spirit intrudes … Continue reading

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When the New Arrived

Don Elly, M.Div. I look at our political landscape where those running for positions from the President all the way down to the local level are making promises (some more than others) about the future. In some cases those running … Continue reading

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“That They May All Be One”

Don R. Elly, M. Div. “That they may all be one” is the phrase that stands out in Jesus’ prayer in John 17:20-26 where Jesus is at the Passover table in the Gospel of John praying for the disciples who … Continue reading

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“Peace I Leave With You…”

Don R. Elly, M.Div. Reflecting on this passage from the Gospel of John, I found myself repeating over and over (a prayer in itself) these words of Jesus spoken to the disciples before he goes to the cross, “Peace I … Continue reading

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