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...
19 Dec 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Advent Week 3

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. This week's image is from "Winter" by Ruth Burgess, Wild Goose...
16 Dec 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – How to Make Deaconess [and Deacon] Work Better Known

As we near the end of our centennial year, the challenge before us is similar to the challenge at the beginning of our organization - how do we spread the word about the LDA and encourage all people in their baptismal call to service? The...
12 Dec 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Advent Week 2

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. Today's image is from " Waiting in Darkness: An Advent liturgy" by David McNeish...
9 Dec 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – The Community of Lutheran Deacons

Within the context of expanding the diversity of ministry, and seeking to be flexible and responsive to the needs of church and world, the Lutheran Deaconess Association found itself confronted with a new opportunity, the establishment of...
5 Dec 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Advent Week 1

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. Today's image is from "Hope was Heard Singing" by Sally Foster-Fulton, Wild Goose...