9 Jul 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “To Kneel Or Not To Kneel?”

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4  Ministry often means kneeling...
7 Jul 2020 0 Comment

LDA Student Spotlight – Karen Hernes – Valparaiso, IN

Karen is a deaconess candidate, awaiting consecration, and currently serves as an instructor for undergraduate nursing students at the Valparaiso University College of Nursing and Health Professions.  She's also a wife and a mom to two...
2 Jul 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Pondering the Day’s End”

Sit comfortably.  Breathe deeply. Check in with your feet. Where have they gone today? Check in with your back. What have you leaned on today? Check in with your arms. Whom have you embraced today? Or not embraced? Check in with your...
25 Jun 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Children of God”

Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for...
18 Jun 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “A Litany for 2020”

So God led the people by the roundabout way of the wilderness....The Lord went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they might travel by day...
11 Jun 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Splashing in the Font”

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the...
4 Jun 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Resurrection”

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will  never die’” John 11:25-26 Resurrection is the final...
3 Jun 2020 0 Comment

LDA Student Spotlight

Educating and forming men and women for lives of service is what the LDA is all about. We thought our LDA community might like to get to know our students a little better. Each month we will feature the story of a deaconess or deacon...
28 May 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Reflections on an Adventure”

"For learning about wisdom and instruction, for understanding words of insight....Let the wise also hear and gain in learning, and the discerning acquire a skill...." Proverbs 1:2;5 I'm in the middle of an adventure. And I'm realizing...
14 May 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Shalom My Friends”

So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were ..., Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” John 20:19 This is a time when we...