Monthly Archives: December 2018

A  Christmas Reflection   “Making Christmas  Meaning-full”

Don Elly, M.Div. I was talking to a woman I met who shared that she was headed home for Christmas with family after the recent death of her husband from cancer.   As the story of his illness and death was shared … Continue reading

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Leaping for Joy

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “For as soon  as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy.”   …And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,…”    What … Continue reading

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Unimaginable

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. John the Baptist, quoting Isaiah, has announced that God is doing something new that is unimaginable despite the political power of the Roman empire, who with the religious leaders of the Temple oppress the people.  John using the … Continue reading

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Preparing the Way

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. John the Baptist is, according to Luke’s author, a Prophet who is not only God’s spokesperson, but also the one who is  PREPARING THE WAY FOR THE LORD. In speaking up for the Lord John is following in the footsteps … Continue reading

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