When Things Do Not Work Exactly As Planned

by Lisa Olinda on 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 process of eliminating plug-ins to see which one was the culprit my web host provider locked me out of all of my sites. Sigh … did I mention yesterday was a long, frustrating day. Seemed everything I touched was destined to fail.

What do you do when things do not work exactly as planned?

I am a fixer. I want to make things work but for whatever reason God sometimes says “no”. Yesterday was one of those days. I have to let go of my “wants” and let God have His way. This frustrates me but I have to take comfort in God being in control. I do battle daily with me wanting to be in control.

But praise the Lord today is a new day! Full of hope and God’s grace. I was reading the morning in Psalms were David was so discouraged and overwhelmed and then a new day dawns and the hope begins to work it’s way into his weary soul. Thank you God for making new days full of renewed hope!

How is your day going? I would love to hear from you!

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Three Times I Asked Him

by Lisa Olinda on 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 who has struggled with a physical problem that leaves her in constant pain. Her testimony is an inspiration to me to remain faithful to God through the trials of life.

Three Times I Asked Him Lyrics

Three times I asked Him,
Three times I begged Him,
Three times I prayed the prayer:
“Lord, relieve me of my suffering – Give me healing there.”
Three times He answered,
Three times He said it,
Three times I heard Him say:
“My grace is more than you will need, I give it every day.”

Some victories are absolute; the batter over and won.
But others we must face again; the fightings never done.
But in our weakness God displays the power He has to give.
To some He grants an end to pain;
To some the strength to merely live.

Three times I asked Him,
Three times I begged Him,
Three times I prayed the prayer:
“Lord, relieve me of my suffering – Give me healing there.”
Three times He answered,
Three times He said it,
Three times I heard Him say:
“My grace is more than you will need, I give it every day.”

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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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Green Smoothie Recipe

August 20, 2014

Lisa’s Green Smoothie I make a green smoothie almost every morning. I alternate the fruit I use. Ingredients 2 sprigs fresh mint 2 sprigs fresh lemon balm 1 tbsp whole flax seed 1 tbsp whole chia seed 1 tbsp raw shredded coconut 1 tsp unrefined coconut oil 1 tsp unsulphured molasses 1 tsp raw buckwheat […]

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A Day to Remember

May 24, 2014

Do you ever have one of those days where you want to slow down time and just savor the moment?  Today was a day to remember! We enjoyed a day at the Philadelphia Zoo today with Jeremy, Peter & Seth. The weather was beautiful and it was certainly a day where memories were made. I […]

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Forest Wandering

May 22, 2014

I love to wander with camera in hand! For the past two weeks I have felt the need to get outdoors and do some exploring. I love photography so this gives me an excuse to get out. Here are a few samples of recent explorations. The lily pads were in full force at the Forest. […]

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Morning in the Snow

December 10, 2013

It is a snowy morning here in Delaware. Peter and I decided to take a walk and I couldn’t resist taking my camera with me. Enjoy! View Full Album

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Take Time

October 7, 2013

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