19 Nov 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Things Right Before Our Eyes”

Look at what is before your eyes. If you are confident that you belong to Christ, remind yourself of this, that just as you belong to Christ, so also do we. 2 Corinthians 10:7 (NRSV) Lately I’ve been paying attention to little things...
12 Nov 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “I Have Called You By Name”

I Have Called You By Name But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 (NRSV) As I look back on my...
5 Nov 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Seasons”

There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 When speaking of the weather, we Midwesterners are fond of saying we like the changing seasons. But we also experience other seasons, life...
29 Oct 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Waiting For God”

Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts,...
22 Oct 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Why are You Frightened?”

While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why...
15 Oct 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Prayer Support Hose”

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 As I put support hose on my wife's feet every morning, I pray that God will continue to graciously support us, guiding our feet as we journey forward, and guarding our...
1 Oct 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Renewer of Society”

A bit early, but this week we commemorate Pastor Theodor Fliedner. Theodor Fliedner was a German Lutheran minister and founder of Lutheran deaconess training. Fliedner was born in 1800 in Hesse, Germany. He studied theology and in 1821...
24 Sep 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Paschal Mystery”

Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow, which was brought upon me...Lamentations 1:12 I find an interesting phenomenon in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar not fully found in...
17 Sep 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Faith, Not Certainty”

"Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my...
10 Sep 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Loving is Hard”

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Romans 12:14  It's been another challenging week. Even before getting up one morning, I was praying “It is too much again, Lord. How am I going to get out of bed and make a...