21 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “You are My Beloved”

My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is....  But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end.  Lamentations 3: 17,...
14 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Love One Another”

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 I can still picture the plaque that said...
7 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Claim Your Ministry”

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;  if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give...
31 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Holding Hands

Holding Hands For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand;  it is I who say to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’ -- Isaiah 41:13 She reached for my hand and, as I finished giving her the medicine, she gripped it...
24 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Taking Another’s Identity

Taking on Another's Identity “If you ask for anything in my name, I will do it.” --John 14:14 Identity. Today, the word has become a fearsome thing. We're told to be 'on guard'. There are those seeking to steal our personal...
17 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “In the Bleak Midwinter”

“In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow….” --Christina Rosetti  The seasons change. The sunlit warmth of green trees gives...
10 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “A Loving Community”

A Loving Community “Jesus said:  ‘Love one another as I have loved you’” John 15:12 Her dementia deepening, Deaconess, Maralyn Marske-Walker still unforgettably remembers the "WELCOME SISTER!" she received from a group of...
3 Jan 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Living Hope”

Living Hope "Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you." Isaiah 60:1 A new year… A new month… Renewed hope… January is a hope-filled month. With renewed hope, we trust...
27 Dec 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost – Enduring Word

“The Word became flesh, and lived among us…”  John 1:14 A "senior moment" we say, with a smile. At a certain age, we all have them -- usually as we lose a train of thought, a word we wanted. But for many, those moments become...
20 Dec 2018 0 Comment

DeacPost – “The Guest” Deaconess Diane Marten

"Zaccheus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today."  Luke 19:5b Is anyone staying at your house next week? The holidays can bring a bit of chaos into our lives. Marva's 5-bedroom house has room for kids, grandkids...