14 Oct 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “All For Me”

“This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:9   I was blind, and I couldn’t see your face; Then you filled my heart with...
7 Oct 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “A Holy Melody”

Read Luke 1: 57-80 There is a holy melody of God's promises. Sung from Abraham and Sarah to Elizabeth and Zechariah, from my grandmother in her rural church choir, to me singing in the chapel when I was at seminary. Hymnody and liturgy...
30 Sep 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “Autumn”

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  Hebrews 13:8 It changed from summer to autumn here in Wisconsin overnight.  Suddenly it got cold, gloomy, and rainy.  The leaves are starting to change color. The feeling...
23 Sep 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “For Longing” by John O’Donohue

Blessed be the longing that brought you here And quickens your soul with wonder May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire That disturbs you when you have settled for something safe. May you have the wisdom to enter...
16 Sep 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “The Lord Reigns”

The Lord reigns.... Psalm 93:1a I never got beyond the Psalmist's first three words. I'd risen long before the sun – and my mind was racing; it was one of those mornings. To quiet my thoughts, I opened my Bible and found Psalm 93...
9 Sep 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “What Message Are We Conveying?”

And whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 (NRSV) The car CD was playing my favorite LDC recording, “Servant Songs” as I...
2 Sep 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “Saved for Service”

“For it is to me that the people of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 25:55 (NRSV) The gift tag says, “My property! Handle with Care!” It is...
26 Aug 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “Sing Forth the Sun”

"Early in the cool morn hours Early, before the waking of the sky Early, while the day yet sleeps Navajo and Lakota, Cree and Ojibway, The many People of the Land Arise To sing forth the sun. Like a morning sacrifice of...
19 Aug 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “The Family of God”

For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14 As I was sitting in the hair salon waiting to get a haircut, I noticed two young men on bicycles outside the window....
12 Aug 2021 0 Comment

DeacPost “Deuteronomy 31:8 In Real Time”

 “The Lord himself goes before you...” The road I had been on for hours suddenly detoured. The problem with detours on unfamiliar routes is that you have no idea where you are, where you are going, or where you will end...