Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Power of Persistence 

​​​​​Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Persistence is a powerful word. It can mean constancy, doggedness, endurance, grit, stamina, tenacity, pluck. Each of these words is a positive leading to fulfillment of an objective, or the accomplishment of a task or … Continue reading

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Prayer as Mirror

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Prayer, for Luke, is a significant activity for building community with God. It also reflects how we treat other human beings. It is a mirror. Chapter 18 could be called a primer on the practice … Continue reading

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You Prayer as a Necessity 

​​​​​​Donald R. Elly, M. Div. The story Jesus tells of the persistent widow seeking justice wearing down the uncaring judge is found only in Luke. It is used to illustrate how we, as Jesus disciples, are to approach prayer.  How … Continue reading

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Be a 10!

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?” If Jesus were to do a media campaign, one out of ten responding would be considered a good response. Did Jesus really expect … Continue reading

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