17 Oct 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Celebrating the Prayers of the Faithful”

Is any among you sick? They should call the elders of the church and have them pray over them. … The prayer of faith will save the sick... James 5:14-15 Following the celebration of the 10th anniversary of my consecration, several of...
10 Oct 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “I Can Feel It”

Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you...cure the sick who are there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you'. Luke 10:8-9 My son lay comatose in the hospital, not expected to survive the night. The call...
3 Oct 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Continuity of the Cross” Deaconess Debbie Rank Speer

This cross standing before me has a history. The image is not unfamiliar -- a Chi Rho cross, a basin on one arm to represent the image of foot washing.  But this one has a history.  It was created from the pews that once filled...
26 Sep 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Our Father’s Voice”

The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out… and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. John 10:3-4 My daughter was born into a room of caring...
19 Sep 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “My Help Comes From the Lord

I will lift up my eyes to the hills -- from where will my help come? The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore. Psalm 121:1;8 I felt very alone driving a 30-foot motor home from Oregon to...
12 Sep 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Mutuality in Ministry”

Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.  Matt 5:4 Our congregation was in turmoil. Our pastor had died suddenly, and the shock of losing someone so young turned us upside down.  The congregation felt like a ship...
5 Sep 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Practicing” Forgiveness

“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” -- Matthew 6:12 Do we often pray this almost without thinking? Or is this Lord's Prayer petition a powerful reminder that calls to mind those who we need to...
29 Aug 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Tomatoes and Faith”

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 The tomatoes in our garden...
22 Aug 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Take My Hand”

“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 (NRSV) One of my fondest memories of my mom is from 1945 as she took my hand and lead me from our apartment...
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...