Category: Reflections

Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Allow for Nurturing

“Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. My yoke is easy to bear, and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30 All around is a sense

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

May There Be Abundant Peace

In the midst of so much to mourn in the world at large and for dear friends and family, I found myself awakening in great joy today.  The “morning’s at seven, all’s right with the world” kind of joy, and I pondered it.   Perhaps it is because today is my daughter’s 28th birthday, perhaps

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Taking Small Steps Toward God’s Dream

There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor free; nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  Galatians 3:28 “I am thankful for all that has gone on; I learned more Black history this past year than ever, things I had no idea about,”  my 89-year-old

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Preparing for Pentecost

Thursday Reflection May 20, 2021 Preparing for Pentecost Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church.   It marks the day the disciples came out of hiding and received the courage to speak up and share the Good News of the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus.  The Spirit

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Ascension Day – Let’s Get on with It

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

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Exploring Our Local Heritage

The Southern Tier and Central New York are rich in history. When I first arrived, I learned a lot about the Eastern Europeans and Italians who immigrated in search of a way out of poverty and oppression. This was all new to me. Lately as part of the Diocesan Racial Reconciliation Team I have learned

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Cultivating the Kingdom of God Within

This week I wrestle further with the concept of pruning and its purpose.  I hang to to parts of me I’d rather keep, such as my sense of any control over the trajectory of my life, and even my own worries about me and those I love.   In the midst of my pondering came

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Trust in the Pruning

‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.   John 15:1-2 With spring at last in the air, a gardener’s thoughts often turn to pruning.   Pruning is an

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

God Dreams

GOD-dreaMs Christ Church Vestry Retreat March 20, 2021 For the church –Find the funding to repair the steeple and the cross. –Provide a welcoming bench; create a safe and comfortable place to assist “wanderers” with resources, and to find peace and a sense of belonging. –Lead a racial reconciliation pilgrimage in our community or diocese

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