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...
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...
3 Sep 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Domestique”

Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave.  Matthew 20:26    In the Tour de France, the sport of cycling seems as much a team sport as it is an...
27 Aug 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Patient Trust”

Patient Trust Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to...
20 Aug 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Taken up in Jesus’ Arms”

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them, and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them;...
30 Jul 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Spurring One Another On”

Since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfector of our...
23 Jul 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “God is Great, God is Good”

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting. Psalm 100:4-5 The simple children’s meal prayer packs a feast of meaning. God is great.  God, the creator of heaven and earth, is the God of all...
16 Jul 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “Different Accounts; Same Story”

Read Genesis 1 & Genesis 2 There are two accounts of Creation in Genesis. The first is in chapter one. Then in Genesis 2:4, a second begins, causing some to raise the question "Did we miss something? God rested on the seventh day...
9 Jul 2020 0 Comment

DeacPost “To Kneel Or Not To Kneel?”

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4  Ministry often means kneeling...
7 Jul 2020 0 Comment

LDA Student Spotlight – Karen Hernes – Valparaiso, IN

Karen is a deaconess candidate, awaiting consecration, and currently serves as an instructor for undergraduate nursing students at the Valparaiso University College of Nursing and Health Professions.  She's also a wife and a mom to two...