20 Feb 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “God Saw Beauty” Deaconess Kelsie Overbey

And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.  And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Genesis 1:31 Every Monday I was greeted by fruit peels, peanut shells, broken ice cream cones, corn husks,...
13 Feb 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Love Bears All Things” Deaconess Susan Predoehl

" bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1Corinthians 13:7  It took me quite a while to get to know her.  She was one of my residents and her accident had caused severe memory problems.  The...
6 Feb 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “A Tale of Two Pinecones” Deaconess Bonita Fredel

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10b I see two pinecones laying on the labyrinth’s path. One is dry, brown and looks exhausted. The scales are spread apart, the seeds dispersed. I feel like that dried up...
30 Jan 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “What Does Love Look Like?” Deacon Ben Ema

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. 1 John 3:1 During my first time assisting as a nurse in the delivery room, I met parents who were a few years older than I,...
23 Jan 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Visible and Invisible” Deaconess Adrainne Gray

We look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. –2 Cor. 4:18 A homeless man in my former congregation struggled with that verse. He said it is only the...
16 Jan 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Prayer Posture” Deaconess Rayanne Woodruff

My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 I used to pray with my hands clasped. A new experience for me is praying with my palms up and open. This ancient prayer posture represents a...
9 Jan 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Common Gifts”

"The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common.  Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest." - Martin Luther I am fortunate to see how dogs can change the lives of people with...
30 Dec 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – LDA Students

As we wind down this year of celebrating our 100 years of history, we also look forward to what God has in store in the next 100 years.  Our students are our future.  They come from many places and bring varied and valuable gifts to our...
25 Dec 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Christmas Day

For the Advent and Christmas season, our DeacPosts will feature prayers from the Iona Community in Scotland. We will resume our regular format in January. Written by Pat Bennett in Hay & Stardust: Resources for Christmas Day to...
23 Dec 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deacon David Rojas-Martinez

The following is excerpted from Deacon David's remarks given at the LDA's Centennial Banquet on November 8, 2019. When I arrived on Valparaiso University’s campus eight years ago, I had recently encountered the life-giving Jesus in a...