15 Aug 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “God’s Face in Yours”

“…for truly to see your face is like seeing the face of God – since you have received me with such favor.”  Genesis 33: 10 Meeting between Esau and JacobGiovanni Maria Bottala 1636 Jacob’s declaration is incredible! As a...
8 Aug 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Open to God’s Call”

Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!” and he said, “Here I am!” 1 Samuel 3:4 During a conversation with my dad about his service in World War II, he shared that young men and women got on trains to go to basic training with no...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
13 Jun 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “My Friend Alberta”

Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. Psalm 126:6 I had the great pleasure of knowing and loving Alberta Williams. We served alongside one another on my...
6 Jun 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “The Power of Touch”

When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. - Luke 13:13  Jesus healed a woman who had been bent over for many years.  She rejoiced when Jesus touched her, and she was healed.  I have found...