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Immediate Past State Deputy 2020 - 2021

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Bob Baemmert

May 2021

Hi Brothers,

When I pray, I sure don’t have any problem doing so to God the Father. I envision him as a powerful, discipline-seeking man, but a loving man, much like my earthly father.

I also find it easy to pray to Jesus. I see him as a mild, caring brother that simply loves me and will do anything for me.

Then there is this huge “drop-off” for me trying to pray to the Holy Spirit. The normal symbol of the Holy Spirit is the Dove surrounded by Flames. | I’m stuck here. I can’t come up with a suitable mental image to pray to. 

I shared my concern over this dilemma with my weekly Men’s Prayer Group. One of the members is our Deacon, Deacon Eric Shaber. Deacon Eric is a friendly man and a fellow fisherman, so I trust what he has to say on most any topic. He is an engineer by trade, so he explained the Holy Spirit like this:

“Bob, I think of our Triune God like a battery, with God the Father and God the Son on each of the two poles of the battery and the Holy Spirit as the current between them.” That was a profound answer to say the least and I thanked him for that understanding, but I’m still left without a suitable image to pray to.

Can anyone help me here? If so, drop me an e-mail at  I would genuinely love to hear from you on this topic. I’ll share what I have learned next month.

God’s Peace!



Bob Baemmert

Immediate Past State Deputy

Washington State Council