14 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – We Are in This Together

Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right. -- 2 Thessalonians 3:13 Some days I just want to let someone else deal with the problem. Feed one hungry person, and three more appear. Give one person a pair of gloves and...
7 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Unexpected Paths of Grace

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness! -- Lamentations 3:22-23 Six inches of snow on the driveway was looming over me as I headed home and...
28 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “He’s Not Crazy, He’s My Brother”

"Jesus, friend of sinners, companion of the outcast, advocate for the needy, enlighten our eyes to see you in our needy neighbor." The Diaconal Litany, 1959 A text message read,  “Be careful when you leave the church.  There is a...
21 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “You are My Beloved”

My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is....  But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end.  Lamentations 3: 17,...
14 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Love One Another”

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 I can still picture the plaque that said...
7 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Claim Your Ministry”

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;  if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give...
17 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “In the Bleak Midwinter”

“In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow….” --Christina Rosetti  The seasons change. The sunlit warmth of green trees gives...
10 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “A Loving Community”

A Loving Community “Jesus said:  ‘Love one another as I have loved you’” John 15:12 Her dementia deepening, Deaconess, Maralyn Marske-Walker still unforgettably remembers the "WELCOME SISTER!" she received from a group of...
3 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Living Hope”

Living Hope "Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you." Isaiah 60:1 A new year… A new month… Renewed hope… January is a hope-filled month. With renewed hope, we trust...
27 Dec 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost – Enduring Word

“The Word became flesh, and lived among us…”  John 1:14 A "senior moment" we say, with a smile. At a certain age, we all have them -- usually as we lose a train of thought, a word we wanted. But for many, those moments become...