Proud Mom Moment

by Lisa Olinda on 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 How Can I Fear. He did a fabulous job with the obligato at the end.

How Can I Fear

by Ron Hamilton

When shadows fall and the night covers all
There are things that my eyes cannot see.
I never fear, for the Saviour is near.
My LORD abides with me!

How can I fear? Jesus is near!
He ever watches over me!
Worries all cease; He gives me peace.
How can I fear with Jesus?

When I’m alone and I face the unknown
And I fear what the future may be,
I can depend on the strength of my Friend!
He walks along with me.

How can I fear? Jesus is near!
He ever watches over me!
Worries all cease; He gives me peace.
How can I fear with Jesus?

Jesus is King! He controls everything!
He is with me each night and each day.
I trust my soul to the Saviour’s control;
He drives all fear away!

How can I fear? Jesus is near!
He ever watches over me!
Worries all cease; He gives me peace.
How can I fear with Jesus?

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Hard Time Choosing a Song

by Lisa Olinda on 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 such a great message. It is based on John 1:29 “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

Come to the Cross

Look to the cross of the Lamb of God; Lay all your guilt on him.
Freely His life-blood He sacrificed, Paying the debt of your sin.

Come to the cross upon Calvary; Gaze on the scene anew,
Turn from your sin to the Savior- There Jesus waits for you.

Stand by the tomb where His body lay; Hear how the mourners cry.
If they but knew why the Savior came – Jesus left heaven to die.

Kneel at the throne of your risen Lord; Death now has lost its sting.
Thanks be to God for the victory; Hail to your conquering King.

Come to the cross upon Calvary; Gaze on the scene anew,
Turn from your sin to the Savior- There Jesus waits for you.

I pray it is a blessing to you!

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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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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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