NTP Exhortation to Teachers

by Lisa Olinda on June 30, 2015

Lighthouse Baptist Church has a Summer Elective Series for their Sunday School program. This is my second summer teaching this subject. Last year we covered extensively James 1-2. This summer we cover James 3-5.

Today’s lesson covers James 3:1-2. In this passage, James is getting ready to launch into his discussion on us controlling our tongue but these two verses focus on exhorting teachers to be sure they are teaching for the right reasons. His exhortation to teachers is strong.

Listen as we discuss faith, aspiring teachers and God’s condemnation to unworthy teachers.




New Testament Proverbs

by Lisa Olinda on June 22, 2015

New Testament Proverbs: James Series

Many people refer to the book of James as the New Testament Proverbs.

Join me as I teach a nine-week series at Lighthouse Baptist Church. This is a continuation of last year’s series. We will continue in the book of James covering chapters 3 – 6.

We will cover topics like:

  • Taming the Tongue
  • Wisdom from Above
  • Warning against Worldliness
  • Boasting about Tomorrow
  • Warning to the Rich
  • Patience in Suffering
  • The Prayer of Faith

I will try to post here on the blog an update from each week. If technology cooperates I will try to do a .mp3 of each week’s lesson and post the PowerPoint.

Please feel free to comment, ask questions or give feedback.

Let’s soar through life with wisdom and grace!


Proud Mom Moment

May 22, 2015

I am so blessed to have five wonderfully talented kids. Their strengths differ, but each of them bless my heart. Recently I asked Jeremy to do a duet with me at church. He far exceeded my expectations. So proud of him and look forward to seeing him grow in the Lord. We chose the song […]

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Hard Time Choosing a Song

May 18, 2015

So life has been a little hectic over the past several weeks. Conference, graduation, visit to Grandmom. Life! When it came time to choose a song for Sunday morning service I was struggling. Mind was blank. Luckily my talented pianist, Shelley Pritt, came to the rescue and suggested Come to the Cross by Ron Hamilton. This song has […]

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Choosing Happiness – Do You Really Have a Choice?

February 11, 2015

I’m excited to be a Happiness Crusader and join over 100 women in spreading the message of #ChoosingHappiness to women around the world. In today’s post I share how I chose happiness in the midst of life’s messiness. Sunshine on my Soapsuds is a blog about my life, raising 5 children and striving to be […]

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When Things Do Not Work Exactly As Planned

January 21, 2015

Yesterday was one of those days! Breakdowns were abundant and I ended the day frustrated. I just wanted to post a short, wee post yesterday but I couldn’t get anything to work. Finally figured out that a plug-in that I use in all of my other blogs will not work with this blog. In the […]

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Three Times I Asked Him

October 6, 2014

Three Times I Asked Him is one of my favorite songs. I remember hearing Ann Gibbs singing this song when I was a teenager and listening to her testimony. I sang this song after completing a 9 week course on the book of James Soaring Through Life with Wisdom and Grace. I was thinking of a special lady […]

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In His Hands

September 29, 2014

I was going through my videos to watch and came across this video of our 2011 Easter Cantata In His Hands. Enjoyed seeing James and Brad in action as the keys players. In His Hands In this poignant gospel presentation, In His Hands, the writer skillfully weaves the perspective of two narrators (James Olinda and Brad Joines): one believing […]

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Where are we now?

September 25, 2014

It has been awhile since I have provided an update on where we are now. Our family is literally scattering across the world. John and Paulette John, Paulette and Seth are now in South Korea. John will be teaching for at least 2 years in Seoul Christian School in Kwanak-ku, Seoul. To get updates from […]

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2014 Lighthouse Baptist Church Picnic

September 22, 2014

Fall is my favorite season of the year. Annually our church, Lighthouse Baptist Church, has a church picnic in the fall. This year it was held at Lums Pond in Bear, Delaware. Join us in this 1-minute video as we enjoy some food, fun and fellowship on a gorgeous day in the park.

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