2 Aug 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Torrential Rain”

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand."  Isaiah 41:10 (NRSV) It was as though waves were crashing over my...
30 Jul 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Elaine Plackner

Elaine Albers Plackner was born in 1941 in Columbus, Georgia, daughter of Lutheran Pastor Edgar and Gertrude Albers.  In 1959, at the urging of her father, she enrolled at Valparaiso University in the deaconess program.  She graduated...
25 Jul 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Ora et Labora”

Mary and Martha by Jan Vermeer, 1655 (This post appears in Best of DeacPost, published by the LDA 2007) " said to him, 'Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world'" John 11:27   "She...
23 Jul 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – The LDA & Valparaiso University: Celebrating Partnership

Through the years, there have been many questions regarding the relationship between the LDA and Valparaiso University (VU). This week’s article contains excerpts from a 1980 statement written to address some of those questions. 2018...
18 Jul 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Tying Shoelaces”

(This post appears in Best of DeacPost, published by the LDA 2007) If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. John 13:14  We have a little boy in our preschool class who wears...
16 Jul 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Margaret Heine Towe

Margaret Heine was born in 1939, the oldest of ten children, in Pasadena, California and grew up on the plains of Kansas and Colorado.  She attended St. John’s College in Winfield, Kansas for two years before coming to Valparaiso...
11 Jul 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Daily Cleansing” Deaconess Eva Schindhelm

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. - Psalm 51:1-2  The weight machines at my local...
27 Jun 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Renewed by Water” Deaconess Donna McEwen

As many of you were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:27 As I was flying from South Dakota to Baltimore, I read the book Honoring the Body, by Stephanie Paulsel. It is a beautiful meditation about...
24 Jun 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Corrine Vogel

This week we feature a current story about Deaconess Corrine Vogel and her ministry of caring for foster children. Following are excerpts from an article published May 2019 in the Fairfield, CA Daily Republic. "Corrine and Roger Vogel...
20 Jun 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Can You Hear Me Now?”

The Lord came and stood there, calling as before, "Samuel! Samuel! And Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening!" - 1 Samuel 3:10  "Can you hear me now?" a caregiver asks a resident as she adjusts his hearing aid batteries....