Judgement House

Judgement House

October is a time for pumpkins, mums, pansies, cool weather, cornstalks…but the end of October brings Halloween, which seems to be all around us for the whole month now.  Our family does not celebrate Halloween.  We choose not to dress up and celebrate this holiday which was intended for darkness and deceit.  We choose to celebrate the Living God, our Lord Jesus Christ.In the drama my family is involved with it is quoted in Joshua, “Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”  Who are you serving? We make choices every day, some not as important as others, but all of them make a difference and show who we are to others. The Judgement House drama also reminds us of the realities of the spiritual realm that is around us everyday.  Satan has come “only to steal and kill and destroy”  the good work that God is doing in our lives.  But because of Jesus Christ, the power of Satan is broken and he does not need to have the final victory in our lives! Reservations are being scheduled for Judgement House    at Leidy’s Church 276 W. Cherry Lane, Souderton Dates are: October 25, 26, 27 & 31 with tours beginning at 6 pm.   The title of this year’s JH presentation is “Shelter”. The story follows Joe and Sarah Fullbright, who are your everyday American couple with two kids, Mark and Macy. When stress starts to build at home, the Fullbrights decide to take a camping adventure to escape the troubles plaguing them. Little do they know...
Be Still and Know

Be Still and Know

Be still and know that He is God Be still and know that He is holy Be still, O restless soul of mine Bow before the Prince of peace Let the noise and clamor cease Be still Be still and know that He is God Be still and know that He is faithful Consider all that he has done Stand in awe and be amazed And know that He will never change Be still Be Still, and know that He is God Be Still, and know that He is God Be Still, and know that He is God Be Still; Be speechless Be still and know that he is God Be still and know he is our Father Come rest your head upon his breast Listen to the rhythm of his unfailing heart of love Beating for His little ones Calling each of us to come Be still, Be still This morning I read  Psalm 119: 33 – 40 where David is asking the Lord to teach him how to follow His laws and decrees and to have understanding so that he can obey it.  What a humbling prayer to ask of the Lord, our maker and redeemer.  He has promised to guide us and never leave us and it should be our desire to follow Him and abide in Him.  In John 15  Jesus says, ” I am the true vine and My Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.”  At Leidy’s church...

“Oh How Good It Is”

Oh How Good It Is by Keith & Kristen Getty 1. Oh how good it is When the family of God Dwells together in spirit In faith and unity. Where the bonds of peace, Of acceptance and love Are the fruit of His presence Here among us. CHORUS So with one voice we’ll sing to the Lord And with one heart we’ll live out His word Till the whole earth sees The Redeemer has come For He dwells in the presence of His people. 2. Oh how good it is On this journey we share To rejoice with the happy And weep with those who mourn. For the weak find strength The afflicted find grace When we offer the blessing Of belonging. CHORUS 3. Oh how good it is To embrace His command To prefer one another Forgive as He forgives. When we live as one We all share in the love Of the Son with the Father And the Spirit. CHORUS Nothing like cutting up tomatoes, onions, celery, peppers, and herbs for more tomato soup, AGAIN, with my daughter Kaitlyn and singing along to some great gospel music!  This song really spoke to me as we were working in the kitchen. To quote the Getty’s, ” How good it is to worship with God’s people and   …with one voice we’ll sing to the Lord And with one heart we’ll live out His word Till the whole earth sees The Redeemer has come For He dwells in the presence of His people.‘” May we remember this weekend who created us and who we live for… Jesus...
Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

Our family is doing an Old Testament study and right now we are reading in Joshua.  Today’s reading really jumped out at me… Joshua 3: 5 & 7  “Joshua told the people, ‘ Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.’  And the Lord said to Joshua, ‘ Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses.'”   This was especially meaningful to me as friends of our are over in the Ukraine to adopt a 16 year old girl and encountering many obstacles.  May the Lord be glorified for the great and mighty things He will do through them!  A song that comes to mind is an old one that was popular when I was growing up but is so powerful.   Be Strong and Courageous by Michael W. Smith My servant, now your time has come You have a job to do I have a people to be led And a willing heart in you So I give you strength and courage And I’ll hide you in my hand                                                For Joshua, you gotta live for your call Take my people to their land Chorus: So be strong and courageous So be strong and courageous You know you gotta be strong and courageous So be strong and courageous Never should you fear my call Just listen and obey Discouragement need never fall Stand on the words I say You know I led your fathers here And you know I’ll lead you too Inscribe my law into...
Proverbs 31 teaching

Proverbs 31 teaching

These words I find so true and helpful as a woman, wife and mother.  My dear friend, Kristi, has many talents and gifts, being an encourager is one of them.  I wanted to share with you some of her thoughts that she had written in our women’s church newsletter and hope to encourage you also. The Perfect Woman? We’ve all heard lessons about the Proverbs 31 woman. And we’ve probably felt very insecure and found ourselves lacking when comparing ourselves to that “perfect” woman. Here are a few new thoughts to ponder.  First of all, there is one verse with which I’ve particularly had a problem. Verse 15 reads like this in the NIV: She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. Now, wait a minute! She gets up while it is still dark? Is that a requirement for living like the Proverbs 31 woman? I’m surely to fail. I’ve never been an early riser even after the sun has come up. But while it’s still dark? But on closer look at this passage, I’ve learned something new. The original Hebrew word used here for “dark” (or “night” in KJV), is figuratively used for calamity or misery in the books of Job, Isaiah, and Micah. So, this Proverbs 31 woman, in the midst of the darkness around her (trouble, pain, heartbreak, crisis, illness), still rises. It’s not about the time of day that she climbs out of bed, but rather that amidst the chaos of her life, she rises above the calamity and misery to continue to...

Truth is Marching On

Verse 1 Some say His birth was of a virgin, some think His miracles can be explained away Some say that He was just a good man, even though He died, He wasn’t really raised Skeptics rise and speak their lies Chorus Truth is marching on, truth is marching on Down the corridors of time, Invincible, Divine Until all that’s false is finally gone Truth is marching on Verse 2 There will always be cynics and scoffers Our faith has always had its noisy enemies They may rise up but only for a moment Yet we see evidence through the centuries It’s Jesus Christ, He’s the Way, the Life Chorus Bridge Glory, glory, Hallelujah Glory, glory, Hallelujah Chorus Tag Down the corridors of time, Invincible, Divine Until all that’s false is finally gone Truth is marching on I heard a pastor this week  talk about having courage and faith, not fear.  When things seem out of our control and like we are all alone, we can remember and claim that He is with us!  He is invincible, the Way, the Truth, the Life…until all that’s false is finally gone!  May we be true and courageous until the day that He comes again! Psalm 91:1,2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say to the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/...