17 Oct 2023 0 Comment

Lisa Polito to Step Aside; Search Begins for New Executive Director

Dear Beloved Friends of the LDA, It's time. I have loved nearly every day of my 22 years at the LDA! After leading this organization as Executive Director since 2008, it's time for me to step aside and for someone new to love and serve...
31 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Holding Hands

Holding Hands For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand;  it is I who say to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’ -- Isaiah 41:13 She reached for my hand and, as I finished giving her the medicine, she gripped it...
24 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Taking Another’s Identity

Taking on Another's Identity “If you ask for anything in my name, I will do it.” --John 14:14 Identity. Today, the word has become a fearsome thing. We're told to be 'on guard'. There are those seeking to steal our personal...
20 Sep 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost “It’s Never Too Late!”

The words of the wise: Incline your ear and hear my words, and apply your mind to my teaching; for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. So that your trust may be in the Lord, I have made...
13 Sep 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost “The Gift of Wisdom”

"...wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace." James...
6 Sep 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost “Saints & Sinners”

"(So then) with my mind I am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh I am a slave to the law of sin." Romans 7:25b It's called St. Paul's 'inner conflict' and, for Lutherans, it is highlighted by Martin Luther as "simul justus...
30 Aug 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost “New Beginnings” – Deaconess Diane Marten

"And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, 'This is my Son, the...
23 Aug 2018 0 Comment

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Jesus, Remember Me “Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ Jesus answered him, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.’’ Luke 23:42-43 Boarding a city transit bus, I thanked...
16 Aug 2018 0 Comment

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"The 3 R's" - Deaconess Bev Lund "In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us" 2 Corinthians 5:19 “School days, school days,...
9 Aug 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost “Apple Trinity” – Deaconess Arlene Arlin-Janssens

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 We don’t always realize how important it is to raise our child in the way of the Lord from birth. When my children...