Monthly Archives: August 2017

“On Peter’s Facebook Page”

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Imagine that Peter had a Facebook page and posted his recent conversations there for all the world to see. Matthew’s description of Peter’s experience is God’s Facebook post.  Jesus, after surveying what the crowds were … Continue reading

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“Who Am I to You?”

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Several years ago in an Adult Sunday School Class on “Coping with Death and Dying” we discussed occasions when class members had encountered the Holy Spirit or felt God speaking to them. It was as … Continue reading

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Changing the Heart! How?

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Have you ever had your words come back to haunt you? How many times in your life have you had to “eat your own words”? I know the experience well! This is what makes reading … Continue reading

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“Lord, Save Me!”

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. The Bible can be read as a book of God always saving us. What do I mean? Our Gospel lesson is a powerful illustration of this truth. The context of Jesus managing the forces of creation … Continue reading

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Enough and More…

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Jill Duffield's description sets the stage for stepping into Jesus’ sandals. She writes, “Jesus tries to get away, at least for a short time. He gets in a boat and goes to a deserted place … Continue reading

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