“Be Careful Little Eyes”

February 11, 2016

Snowy dogwood tree 2/9/16
A light, fluffy snow covers our backyard dogwood.
“Be Careful Little Eyes”

Message Summary: We challenge all true followers of Christ to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things” (Philippians 4:8). This spiritual exercise will brighten your spirit and “your whole body will be full of light.”

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“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22,23).

O be careful little eyes what you see
O be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above
Is looking down in love
So, be careful little eyes what you see

Little eyes Is there a relationship in what we see and how we act? Most of us would say “of course”.  Many of us remember the children’s song, “O be careful little eyes what you see.”  The message of this simple song is true for all ages, for as our daily text states, “the eye is the lamp of the body.”

A bizarre aspect of our moral decline was demonstrated when one 11 year old boy stabbed another 11 year old to death. They were at a theater showing an R-rated “slasher” horror film. What is an outstanding example of blindness was a remark by the District Attorney in the area who, “downplayed any possibility that the violence in the movie may have triggered the stabbing.” Wow, how deeply can one stick his head in the sand?

Today, many can’t understand why our society has become increasingly violent and sexually immoral while at the same time they strongly deny that the horrific violence and perversions in the entertainment industry have anything to do with it.

The influences of what we see affect the way we think and is often carried out in our actions. In King David’s regression into sin with Bathsheba we read: “from the roof he saw a woman bathing” (2 Samuel 11:2). It appears that David was having a hard time sleeping that night so he got up from his bed and ascended to the roof of the palace where he took a walk. When Brooksyne or I can’t sleep, instead of ascending to the roof of our house (which would sure be cold now!!!), we descend to our family room where the warmth of the coal stove often entices us to go back to sleep.

David and Bathsheba When David spotted Bathsheba it was perhaps only an innocent glance which should have quickly driven him back to his bed. But his first glance turned into a lustful gaze that led to adultery, misuse of power, murder, lies, cover-up and inconsolable grief. So often what we think and see leads to a sinful act that can take us much farther than we ever wanted to go and keep us much longer than we ever wanted to stay.

In our daily text, which is part of the Sermon On The Mount, Jesus said, “But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.” It’s amazing how powerful visual images are.  In my pre-conversion teen years I (Stephen) viewed a little of what would now be considered soft-core porn. Those images remain permanently etched in my memory bank and I must, by faith and in obedience, suppress reviewing them in my mind. One can only imagine the darkness that pervades the spirit of those who regularly feed on pornographic materials. “If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”

The positive phrase in the text states, “If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.”  Bible teacher Harry Ironside explains, “What we need to be concerned about, therefore, is a single eye for the glory of God, an eye that discerns His will in order that we may walk in it. If we turn away to paths of self-will, we go into willful darkness and will soon lose our way.”

2 Corinthians 10:5Today we challenge all true followers of Christ to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things” (Philippians 4:8). This spiritual exercise will brighten your spirit and “your whole body will be full of light.”


Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying manDaily prayer: Father, may we honor You and respect ourselves as we fix our eyes and thought life upon whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and whatever is admirable. Center our attention upon those things which are praiseworthy so that we build up others in the faith as the light of Christ radiates from our spirit to those around us. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

(Prayer adapted from Philippians 4:8)

Several scenes from our journey yesterday

Snowy road in Lebanon County PA 2/10/16
We passed over a tree-lined ridge on Lawn Hill Road in southern Lebanon County that reminds us of northern Pennsylvania.
(Click on photo to enlarge)

Snowy road in Lebanon County PA 2/10/16
The roads were clear along this stretch due to the trees on each side but we sure had to watch for drifting along the farm fields!
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Red barns in snow along Harvest Road, in Lancaster County PA 2/10/16
These red barns along Harvest Road in Lancaster County look sharp on a snowy landscape!
(Click on photo to enlarge)

Today we expect to be out in some very cold weather with blustery winds. Last night we had a bit of excitement in our rural neighborhood when a car ran off the slippery road in front of our home and got stuck in our front lawn. Indicative of old-fashioned values was a lady ringing our doorbell wanting to leave their name and number in case there was any damage. (There wasn’t) It took some effort but after awhile the car was removed. No one hurt and it occurs to me how blessed to live in a neighborhood where this creates a bit of excitement!

Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“Slow Fade”  Video  Casting Crowns  A powerful song which actually incorporates the words “O Be Careful Little Eyes What You See”

“O Be Careful Little Eyes”  Video  by Cedarmont Kids with lyrics


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“One Brick At A Time”

February 10, 2016

Stevens College of Technology, Lancaster, PA (Photo from their Facebook page)
Stevens College of Technology, Lancaster, PA
(Photo from their Facebook page)
“One Brick At A Time”

Message Summary: Active faith often has a cooperative element that is expressed as we trust God and are obedient using the resources that He has given us. Today in your walk of faith you will likely face opposition of some type, perhaps even within the ranks of your own family. I urge you to remain steadfast and ever prayerful as you follow the example of Nehemiah, no matter the test you face! Keep building, one brick at a time.

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“But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat” (Nehemiah 4:9).

Mike GardnerMike is a friend of ours who teaches Masonry Construction Technology at the Stevens College Of Technology in Lancaster. I visited with him after church this last Lord’s Day and encouraged him in his work. He would like to see more young people interested in his program and the attrition rate of students dropping out is higher than he would like. We discussed the need for young people to learn a trade and work hard. As a business chaplain I observe this is a growing problem. Young people need to recognize the dignity of work and the blessing of working hard and living responsibly.

Bricklaying We recall sharing Scriptural principles with Mike and JoAnna around our dining room table 11 years ago during their pre-marital counseling. At that time I drew an analogy from his trade as a stonemason and bricklayer to that of building a strong, lifelong marriage one brick at a time. Over the years those single bricks become solid layers with the Lord Jesus Christ being the Chief Cornerstone. Today’s Scripture verse suggests a cooperative arrangement of faith and action that applies not only to marriage but many issues of life. In fact there’s an application for each reader.

The setting for the book of Nehemiah takes place during the rebuilding of the long neglected walls of Jerusalem after the return from the Exile, “which had been broken down, and its gates which had been destroyed by fire” (Nehemiah 2:13b,14). These walls were vital for security reasons. They had been destroyed by the Babylonians some 150 years earlier.

As with any major endeavor those with a heart to move forward in obeying God usually face opposition. Are you facing any opposition today? If so, you’re in good company with many other believers who are engaged in conflict with the spiritual forces of evil.

The specific opposition in today’s passage was led by an “interesting” character by the name of Sanballat. This pesky fellow was persistent and creative in opposing the advancement of God’s work! Perhaps he earned the unenviable title of “Mr. Discouragement.”  It seems that he gained many followers in his attempt to foil God’s plan of rebuilding the ruined walls. Unfortunately some of his descendants remain to this day such as Danny Defeatist, Helen Hindrance, Oliver Obstacle, Patty Pessimist, Fanny Fatalist (you get the picture). We mingle with them regularly and we must be on guard or we will join their ranks.

In the immediate context of today’s verse the opposition was threatening a physical attack, but there are many ways we will be opposed; if not in the physical, the spiritual. Paul reminds us that there is much unseen by the naked eye, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12,13).

Trust and obey Nehemiah writes about his God-given vision that included faith, prayer, sacrifice, hard work, tenacity and common sense. “We prayed to our God AND posted a guard…”  Nehemiah led the people in both spiritual action (prayer) and practical action (posting a guard). I place a high value on common sense which there seems to be a great lack of these days. As followers of Christ I believe God can help us develop Biblically informed common sense measures in our daily lives when confronting the many challenges we deal with regularly. It’s not “unspiritual” to use this sense given to us by God.

Our Christian walk, ministry, marriage, vocation, childrearing and many other vital issues of life are much like building a firm foundation one brick at a time. This building project will continue all through life until we are called home. (Chuck Swindoll wrote a book based on this theme titled, “Hand Me Another Brick.”)

Active faith often has a cooperative element that is expressed as we trust God and are obedient using the resources that He has given us. Today in your walk of faith you will likely face opposition of some type, perhaps even within the ranks of your own family. I urge you to remain steadfast and ever prayerful as you follow the example of Nehemiah, no matter the test you face! Keep building, one brick at a time.

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying manDaily prayer: Father, we thank You that You have promised to be our faithful Shepherd leading us in the paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. We are guided, not by our own strength or wisdom lest it be inadequate or faulty, but in the knowledge and wisdom of our all-knowing, all-powerful God. It is not by might, nor by power but by Your Spirit that we can stand against the tactics of the enemy. Like Nehemiah, may our first impulse be that that of prayer and our second impulse be that of obedience. In the name of Jesus we ask these things.  Amen.


Yesterday we had a beautiful snowfall of about 4 inches which actually resulted in prettier scenery than the big storm we had two weeks ago that included a lot of wind. Yesterday afternoon I drove Ester to work and took in some nice sights on the way home. All of the winter scenery photos below will enlarge by clicking on them.

Home along Rt 772, Mount Joy, PA 2/9/16 (Click to enlarge)
Due to the snowy scenery you can barely see this stone home along PA Rt 772.

Donegal Mill, Mount Joy, PA 2/9/16 (Click to enlarge)
The Donegal Mill along Donegal Creek was built in 1775.

Donegal Mill Plantation, Mount Joy, PA 2/9/16 (Click to enlarge)
The stately Donegal Mills Mansion was built before 1790.

Trout Run Road home, Mount Joy, PA 2/9/16 (Click to enlarge)
An old stone farmhouse along Trout Run Road.


Gardner family at Donegal Springs (Photo by Ester Weber)
Eleven years after their pre-marital counseling referred to in today’s message here’s the Gardner family. Ester took this photo last summer at Donegal Springs, a place we frequent on our neighborhood walks during warmer temps.


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“Together”  Video   Steven Curtis Chapman  With Valentine’s Day coming up and a focus on marital love we devote this song to each couple reading this. Why don’t you take a few minutes and listen to this thoughtful song together?

“Together (About The Song)”  Video  Steven Curtis Chapman

Here we stand, here we are
With all our wounds and battle scars
From all the storms and all the wars we’ve weathered together
We had no way of knowing when
We started way back there and then
How the road would twist and turn and bend
We just knew we belonged together

(Chorus)
And if it wasn’t for God’s mercy and His grace
There’s no way we would be standing in this place
But because He has been faithful
Every step along the way
Here we are together

We’ve climbed up mountains higher than
Were ever in our hopes and plans
We’ve held onto each other’s hands
Watched miracles unfold together
And we’ve crawled on our hands and knees
Through valleys cold and dark and deep
Sometimes not even sure if we could make it out alive together

Thaddeus Stevens College Of Technology

Donegal Mills Plantation


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Philippians 4:13
It’s snowing this morning and we thought the view from our front porch would serve as a good background to our daily Scripture text. We devote today’s message to a friend who has been experiencing some difficult times and pray that he and all our readers will find that God’s strength is perfect.
“His Strength Is Perfect”

Message Summary: What are you facing today? God’s grace is sufficient. His strength is perfect. You can overcome through Christ who gives you strength!

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

I can do all things
Through Christ who gives me strength,
But sometimes I wonder what He can do through me;
No great success to show, No glory on my own,
Yet in my weakness He is there to let me know . . .

Do you ever gain strength by looking back over a hard period in life and recall God’s help in your time of need? This last Sunday our pastor asked for testimonies and Brooksyne shared an experience from nearly eight years earlier, since the Scripture verse (Philippians 4:13) on the cover of our bulletin that morning prompted her memory. Although I hadn’t forgotten Brooksyne’s experience, I hadn’t considered it for a long time. It does us good to recall.

Brooksyne's broken ankle We had been walking together on a tractor trail across from our house when our dog Roxie darted across the trail in front of Brooksyne. She stumbled and fell, screaming out in pain while holding her dangling ankle. I made a feeble offer to go get a wheelbarrow to wheel her back to the house (I suppose I was in shock too!). However it was quite clear when she screamed out her response, “Get the van!!!” that her suggestion made perfectly good sense.

Actually I was able to back our van onto the trail and our neighbor helped me carefully lift her into the back of the van. I then drove her to Hershey Medical Center about 17 miles from our home with Ester joining us. The ER was full and it was about six hours before she was finally seen by a doctor.

Once her foot was X-rayed it didn’t take long to diagnose that she had broken her ankle. It was after midnight before the doctor met up with her in the hallway where she lay on a gurney since the ER rooms were packed.  He brought with him two huge syringes with thick, long needles to lessen her pain before setting her ankle. Her body was already in shock, the pain seemingly unbearable, and the sight of those syringes filled her with even more fear.

Philippians 4:13 Ester leaned over Brooksyne’s shoulder and quoted Philippians 4:13 over and over, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. This was a verse we had often shared with Ester during her numerous heart surgeries and hospitalizations and a song Brooksyne taught her during her childhood years. We certainly believe in the power of the Word of God!

Brooksyne testified in church last Sunday, “God’s supernatural peace settled over me reminding me of the power of His Word. I was also reminded that which we give to our children will come back to us!”

We can only know
The power that He holds
When we truly see how deep our weakness goes;
His strength in us begins
Where ours comes to an end.
He hears our humble cry and proves again . . .

Many of you have memorized Philippians 4:13. I suppose it’s one of the most commonly memorized verses in the Bible. In fact it’s helpful that this is a verse placed to music (see below).

A pastor in Iowa was preaching on the text, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13) in the children’s sermon and wondered how he could illustrate to help the boys and girls understand the meaning of that verse?

Finally, he got an idea. He lined the children up in front of one of the front pews and told them to jump across the aisle so they would be in front of the pew on the other side of the wide aisle. One by one they tried. They could jump one foot, two feet, even three feet, but none of them could jump all the way across the aisle.

When he came to the last little girl, he told her to count to three and jump. Then he put his hands under her armpits, and as she jumped, he lifted her and carried her across the aisle.

“See,” he said, “she did it!”

“NO,” said the other children, “you helped her. You carried her.”

Then he explained: “That’s the way it is with us. We can’t jump out of our sins but Jesus can lift us out of our sins. We can’t jump into the presence of God, but Jesus can lift us into the presence of God. We can’t jump into heaven, but, when the time comes, Jesus can lift us into heaven. We can’t jump out of our selfishness and fears, but, if we let Him, Jesus can lift us out of our selfishness and fears.”

Thomas Watson Puritan Thomas Watson wrote, “A Christian’s strength lies in Christ, How is a Christian able to do duty, to resist temptation—but through Christ’s strengthening? How is it that a spark of grace lives in a sea of corruption, the storms of persecution blowing—but that Christ holds this spark in the hollow of His hand? How is it that the roaring lion of hell has not devoured the saints? Because the Lion of the tribe of Judah has defended them! Christ not only gives us our crown—but our shield. He not only gives us our garland when we overcome—but our strength whereby we overcome.”

What are you facing today? God’s grace is sufficient. His strength is perfect. You can overcome through Christ who gives you strength!

His strength is perfect when our strength is gone;
He’ll carry us when we can’t carry on.
Raised in His power, the weak become strong;
His strength is perfect, His strength is perfect.

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying manDaily prayer: Father, I ask You be at the center of my thoughts, my attitudes and my conversations today. Would You keep me spiritually sensitive to opportunities for Christian witness. As You reign in my life You are my Master and I choose to be obedient to You, my Lord. Grant me the strength to trust You in the dark trials I may face today as I release my worries and fears to You. I confess that Your strength is perfect and altogether adequate. Help me to remember that I walk by faith and not by sight. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” I desire to follow You, my King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”


Val-Co visit with broken ankle (Photo by Brenda Harry)
Brooksyne’s Note:  Shortly after breaking my ankle, followed up by surgery several days later, which included a plate and screws to hold my bones together, I managed to get back to making chaplain visits and learned a new perspective; a view from a wheelchair. It made me much more aware and appreciative toward those who have a view from the wheelchair permanently.  I also realized the tremendous blessing of independence that I had taken for granted all my life.


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“His Strength Is Perfect”  Video   Steven Curtis Chapman  This is the song quoted throughout the message today.

“I Can Do All Things – Philippians 4:13”  Video  Steve Green This is the very arrangement, written by Frank Hernandez, that Brooksyne taught Ester and her many students in Sunday School over the years.

“Life Is Tough But Love Is Stronger”  Video  Jason Crabb  I just heard this song for the first time (at least that I recall) this last weekend and it really touched me.

“He Won’t Leave You There”  Video  Jason Crabb

“Life Is Hard (but God is good)”   Video   Pam Thum


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Hoover Convene gathering table (click on photo to enlarge)
On Friday evening we dined at this long table as we gathered with Christian business owners in Ron and Bonnie Hoover’s home. We are privileged to serve as business chaplains in several of the Convene member’s companies. The elegant table settings on this long table reminded us of photos that depict “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb”. (Click on photo for larger view)
“His Faithful Follower I Would Be”

Message Summary: In a parable in Matthew Jesus gives us a future glimpse of what we’ll hear if we remain faithful in our spiritual race: “Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23). Indeed, let us stay faithful so that we grow spiritually and serve faithfully.

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“No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).

He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful follower I would be,
For by His hand He leadeth me.

Every week we drive past the Water Street Mission very early in the morning right through Lancaster City on our way to a chaplain visit south of the city.  At 6:30 people are already milling about, many of them already in line for breakfast. It’s a sad spectacle and often moves Brooksyne and me to say a prayer for them and the Water Street Mission staff as we drive by. Through the years we have served in a number of ways at the mission and admire those who are regularly involved in this kind of service. It’s hard work and the “success” rate can be disappointing. So many just want a quick fix for their misery but don’t take the steps necessary to sustain long-term recovery.

Daniel DeLeon 2/5/16But we are so blessed to meet those who have put their hand to the plow and not looked back, an agricultural term used by Jesus for discipleship. Last Friday evening we had dinner at a friend’s house where we met Daniel DeLeon and his wife Alicia.

Daniel lived on the streets of Lancaster as a homeless man in late 2007 and then for two years at the Water Street Mission where he was converted to Christ. Discipleship followed and spiritual fruit began to develop in his life. From Daniel’s testimony he writes, “From the outset of this process I knew that God was involved in leading me to this very point, and my new motivation was to live to the fullest for Christ. From the very beginning, a thought was implanted into my heart that I was not at the mission to get my life back; rather, I was there to give it up. Since then, my enduring focus has been on seeking the kingdom and His righteousness first.”

God delivered Daniel from a life of violence, drugs, alcohol and prison. He has since graduated from Lancaster Bible College and now has a vision to develop Recovery Houses to provide recovery discipleship to those with a similar background as his. I told him how encouraging his story is and will give us renewed hope when we pass by and pray for the Water Street Mission!

Luke 9:62“No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). Jesus used this illustration to teach the vital importance of staying focused, persistent and faithful.

Pastor Steven Cole notes, “Professing Christ is easy. Practice over the long haul is the test.”

The apostle Paul seems to share this same concept in Philippians 3:13: “Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead.”

Many of you who know me personally have often heard me say farewell with one of two phrases; “Stay faithful” or “Keep your hand to the plow.” I’ve done this for many, many years and now people often anticipate and reciprocate. One time I was walking through a large printing plant and a man jumped off the catwalk around a huge web press, walked right up to me and asked, “Are you staying faithful?” That was over ten years ago but I still draw strength from it!

In a parable in Matthew Jesus gives us a future glimpse of what we’ll hear if we remain faithful in our spiritual race: “Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23).

Indeed, let us keep our hand to the plow so that we grow spiritually and serve faithfully.

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying manDaily prayer: Father, we desire to remain faithful to You all the days of our life.  We join with others of the Christian faith who hold unswervingly to the hope we profess even as we spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Disappointments, unanswered prayers, loved ones who oppose us, spiritual lethargy, temptations and trials pull at our hearts and tempt us to look back just like the Israelites who were freed from slavery. They who greatly rejoiced at their new found freedom found themselves longing to return after the going got tough. Give us strength and firm resolve to plow through the hard soil and bumpy rocks of life all the while fixing our eyes on our eternal dwelling place as we hold unswervingly to the hope we profess in Christ Jesus our Lord. For it is in His name that we pray and give our full allegiance. Amen.


Convene gathering at Hoover home 2/5/16
Ron and Bonnie Hoover are a dynamic senior couple who believe that God has called them to mentor others, and that is evident in this photo of those who gathered Friday night. The Hoovers minister to individuals, couples, and business people. This year they will celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary. (They address the cluster of people from their stairway balcony.)

Convene gathering at Hoover home 2/5/16
Due to the size of the gathering tables were set up throughout the large home for the meal. Here’s a portion of the group we ate with.

Convene gathering at Hoover home 2/5/16
After the meal we all gathered in a large room for a time of singing sweetheart songs, games, and a devotional. Daniel, whom we wrote about today, and his wife Alicia are seated in the upper balcony.

Convene gathering at Hoover home 2/5/16
Two of the Hoover daughters assisted in the meal including Ronda, whom we also see in the course of our chaplains visits.


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“I Found It All”   Video   Collingsworth Family

“He Leadeth Me”  Video  The Martins

Water Street Mission

Daniel DeLeon’s ministry is at now at love-truth.com which includes his testimony.


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“As Obedient Children”

February 5, 2016

Heidi at the Shady Maple 2/4/16
Heidi in front of Shady Maple artwork
“As Obedient Children”

Message Summary: We are not to conform to these evil desires. As sojourners in this world we must daily make the conscious, volitional choice to refuse an alien society which is futile and passing away, while also attempting to squeeze us into its wicked, corrupting mold.

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“As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance” (1 Peter 1:14).

Yesterday we ate breakfast at the Shady Maple, a huge smorgasbord restaurant rather famous in our area. While eating we visited for a few minutes with Heidi, one of the servers. We know her mom, Jody, so we always look up Heidi whenever we visit the Shady Maple. During our visit I asked Heidi if she had any siblings and she told us she had a twin sister who died shortly after her birth weighing only 1 pound 5 oz.

Heidi weighed only 1 pound 15 oz. at birth so she and her family have had some major overcoming during that critical period. For the past year or so she has held this job at Shady Maple. Brooksyne remembers well praying for Heidi to find a job since Jody had enlisted her to pray that the Lord would provide work and it took quite a while to land this job. Jody works at one of the companies that we regularly visit.  Much like her mother, Heidi has a very pleasant disposition and a positive outlook. Her parents have been very supportive and I commended Heidi for honoring them reminding her of the blessing of obedient children.

One of the great joys of life is when our children do well. If they are taught obedience while little it goes a long ways toward getting along well in life. Of course the greatest form of obedience is directed toward God. We have a local friend who shared with me the many generations his family has served the Lord and today each of his four children and their spouses walk with the Lord.  In fact Brooksyne now teaches one of his grandchildren in Sunday School.

Rebellious child But I also consider the heartache a disobedient child brings, whether as a youngster still at home or even more acutely as an adult who chooses the way of rebellion. Through our years of ministry we have often provided support and encouragement to parents with disobedient children, as most all pastors have. Proverbs 10:1 says, “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.”

In today’s Scripture text Peter uses a family theme that his readers will identify with in one way or another. He is speaking of our obedience to our heavenly Father as obedient children. John 1:12 teaches that all of us who have received and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ become children of God.

AW TozerObedience means one listens to and follows instructions and is in the state of being in compliance. A.W. Tozer characterizes godly obedience well when he says that, “The Bible recognizes no faith that does not lead to obedience, nor does it recognize any obedience that does not spring from faith. The two are opposite sides of the same coin.”

Spurgeon wrote that faith and obedience are bound up in the same bundle. He who obeys God, trusts God; and he who trusts God, obeys God. Peter compares believers to children who obey their parents, using the phrase “obedient children” to introduce the concept of holiness; obedience and holiness being two sides of the same coin.

As obedient children we are not to conform to the evil desires we once had when we lived in ignorance. Some readers were raised in godly families and at an early age turned to the Lord. But other readers have had essentially no Christian upbringing and especially identify with the phrase “lived in ignorance”. Due to the darkness of our generation, if the church is to grow, more and more will fall into this category.

Romans 12:2 We are not to conform to these evil desires. As sojourners in this world we must daily make the conscious, volitional choice to refuse an alien society which is futile and passing away, while also attempting to squeeze us into its wicked, corrupting mold.

Romans 12:2 has a similar theme, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Today let us seek to be obedient children that bring great joy to our heavenly Father!

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying manDaily prayer: Father, as we fully surrender our hearts to You we will no longer conform to the pattern of this world, but we will be transformed because our minds are being renewed by Your Spirit daily.  Though we may be rejected by the world we have been chosen by You.  Like living stones You are building us into a spiritual house where Jesus is the precious cornerstone.  Because of that we are a strong foundation that can withstand the forces of evil as we declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness and enables us to live as aliens and strangers in this evil world as we abstain from sinful desires.  Amen.


In our lead photo today Heidi is standing in front of some unique artwork at the Shady Maple.
Shady Maple art by Abner K. Zook 2/4/16

Shady Maple art 2/4/16

The Shady Maple
The Shady Maple is a huge restaurant well known in these parts.

The Shady Maple 200 foot self-serving line
The Buffet line is 200 feet long!


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“Trust and Obey”   Video   Acapella

“Where He Leads Me I Will Follow/I’ll Say Yes”  Video  Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers

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“Careless Words”

February 4, 2016

Schenk's Mill Covered Bridge, Lancaster County, PA 2/2/16
Schenk’s Mill Covered Bridge
After a warm rainy day yesterday the snow is rapidly melting.
“Careless Words”

Message Summary: Let’s determine by God’s grace to use our words to glorify God, to speak truth while also seeking to build others up. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Ephesians 4:29).

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“Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23). “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken” (Matthew 12:36). “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Ephesians 4:29).

When Brooksyne and I have been out of the house awhile and return I often teasingly ask Ester, “Did anyone call?” hearkening back to the days of the single line home phone we had when Ester was growing up. Of course, like many, we now carry our own phones and thus the question is no longer relevant. If we get a call the phone is with us since we no longer have a land line.

Answering machineBut it does bring to memory a time when Ester was growing up. Like most people, we had an answering machine and I had asked Ester while we were next door at the church  not to answer the phone but let any calls go to the answering machine. When I got home I checked the answering machine for messages. A pastor friend had called. On the tape I heard her greet him in a friendly tone with, “O my gosh, how are you doing?” Well, we had taught her not to say “gosh” as we consider it to essentially be a derivative of the Lord’s name, and we in no way want to take the Lord’s name in vain. And of course there was the aspect of disobedience since she had been told not to answer the phone in the first place.

After I listened to the recording I did all I could to get her to come clean on her own by asking her if anyone had called. “Were there any messages”, etc. She said there were not, unaware that the conversation had been recorded. Eventually we got to the bottom of the matter, having the evidence on tape. I can’t recall the discipline we applied since she disobeyed and lied but I’m sure she lost some privileges.

I told Ester I was going to use this illustration today because I can call to mind the story. Imagine the times we as children didn’t come clean with our parents, but of course, the older I get the less I remember the exact details! Yes, we got caught often but there were other times that only the Lord was witness to our sinful behaviour along with our guilty conscience.

Let us consider our daily verses. The first is a timeless truth from the book of Numbers. “Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23). And it will! Not necessarily immediately, but eventually. Even if we manage to get through life hiding a sin we will eventually have a time of accountability or the sin itself may play out in our lives in ways we never anticipated! Instead of repenting of our sin it may bear rotten fruit as we harbor the very root of that sin deep in our hearts, ie. lying can grow a manipulator, disobedience can grow a rebel, cheating can grow a thief, breaking promises can grow an unfaithful spouse and so forth.

Psalm 19:14Our second daily text is a great standard for speech and heart attitude as expressed by the Psalmist. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).

In our third daily text Jesus points out that every word we say comes under the scrutiny of divine judgment. “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken” (Matthew 12:36). We will all give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word we have spoken. On most days Brooksyne wears a pedometer that registers each step she takes. What if we had a word-ometer that registered every word we speak? Well, essentially God does have word-ometer on each of us! And I suppose you could say it’s “in the cloud”.

Every word in cloud Talk about a massive data bank! Over 7 billion people live on the planet at the present time, let alone all who have lived throughout history. Someone has determined that men speak 7,000 words a day and women 20,000, although I’ve never counted and have no idea how they come up with figures like this! Assuming it’s true across all languages that’s some 91 trillion words spoken daily which is over 4 times our national debt. * (I averaged men and women but of course babies can’t speak so this is only a rough estimate.)

Consider just the careless words the Greek conveys as “useless” coming out of a typical individual.  What about the words coming out of Washington or Hollywood alone!!!  And now we have all the words out on the political trail!

Today let’s determine by God’s grace to use our words to glorify God, to speak truth while also seeking to build others up. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Ephesians 4:29).

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying manDaily prayer: Father, we join with the Psalmist and pray that the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts is pleasing and acceptable in Your sight, O Lord our strength and our Redeemer. Jesus warns us that a good person brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, for the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. That which is in our hearts will greatly influence that which we speak or the way we act. If our hearts are focused on pure and godly things, our words and actions will reflect that. But when our hearts are full of folly and self, it will be revealed in our words and actions. Help us to be quick to repent and take necessary steps to cleanse ourselves of sin so that we are pleasing to You which is far more valuable and beneficial than trying to conceal a sin. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.


Back in the days of CB handles:  One Sunday morning in Massachusetts our choir was rehearsing a song with one of the members using a cordless microphone.  Suddenly we heard a very cherry and uplifting voice loudly speaking through the church sound system, “Now you have a good day!” A few minutes later Gene Wilmoth, who is now with the Lord, arrived. He was an older member and a vibrant greeter. Upon inquiry it turns out he was the “culprit”. He had been on his CB which apparently had the same frequency as the cordless microphone and actually used the CB to share his faith along with a circle of like-minded friends.

* “91 trillion words spoken daily by all the people on earth which is over 4 times our national debt.” This sure makes you realize what a debt problem we have!!!


Lancaster farm in snow 1/31/16
A white farm on a white landscape

Lancaster log cabin in snow 1/31/16
This large log cabin house at the top of the hill looks very inviting in the midst of a snowy landscape. This scene reminds us of mountainous northern Pennsylvania. Notice the big chimney on the left side. Presumably there is a fireplace where there is a glow of fire, the dancing of flames and the sound of crackling embers – a perfect place to get cozy and warm.

Lancaster farm in snow 1/31/16
The farm has a long drive which would be pretty impossible to plow out by hand!

Thieving squirrels 2/3/16
We try to see that the birds are fed through the winter but we have some squirrels who manage to take what they reckon is their share as well!


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“Let The Words Of My Mouth”  Video  Fernando Ortega

“Let The Words”  Video  Don Moen  Psalm 19:13-14

“Let My Words Be Few”   Video   Phillips, Craig & Dean


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Lancaster County sunset 1/16
Sunset from Kraybill Church Road.
Along with rain the temps are projected to be in the fifties today so the remaining snow from the big storm is melting quickly!
“Giving Attention To God’s Truth”

Message Summary: Are we giving attention to God’s truth? Our prayer today is expressed by the Psalmist, “Send forth Your light and Your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to Your holy mountain, to the place where You dwell” (43:3).

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“The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against Him; we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws He gave us through His servants the prophets. All Israel has transgressed Your law and turned away, refusing to obey You. Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against You. You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem. Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to Your truth. The Lord did not hesitate to bring the disaster on us, for the Lord our God is righteous in everything He does; yet we have not obeyed Him” (Daniel 9:9-14).

This last Sunday morning we, along with a number of folks from our former church,  visited an old-order Mennonite church that has assumed ownership of the small church we pastored for several years in Mastersonville, a tiny village in northern Lancaster County. (We mentioned this in a footnote to Monday’s message). Today’s message is based on a text used during the message that really jumped out at me and prompted further study (which good sermons should do for most of us).

But before we do that we want to describe the church service since it’s probably quite a bit different than most readers regularly experience. (Scroll down to *Exposition starts here, if this description does not interest you.)

The members of Mount Hope Mennonite Church left the sanctuary of our former church building much the same as we used it with the exception of removing decorative wall furnishings including a hand painted mural at the front (see photo below) so that all the walls are plain. Whether this is by design as a “Plain” church or whether they plan to decorate later we’re uncertain (though we suspect it’s part of being a Plain Church). The women and men sat together, which is one way the old order churches differentiate, (others have men on one side and women on the other). The women wore cape dresses and head coverings and a number of the men wore a distinctive Plain suit, particularly those leading.

The singing was acapella with beautiful harmony, singing older hymns from a hymnal (no PowerPoint although the projector and screen were still installed). A young man gave a children’s sermon based on “Jesus Loves Me This I Know” which was very good. There were many lively children present along with several yet to be born! No offering was taken so I am uncertain of their format for giving. Certainly a lot of money went into renovating the building. The service ended with a spontaneous singing of “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” which was very moving. (See video link posted below for a similar sound.)

Mennonite man in suitThe preacher was a young man about thirty-five who is also a full-time truck driver dressed much like the photo on the left. It’s unlikely that he has formal Bible College or Seminary training but his message was outstanding, a faithful exposition of the Lord’s prayer, as he focused on the Scripture text with only two brief illustrations that really hit the mark. The Mennonite preaching style is quite somber with none of the casual attitudes found in many pulpits today.

While keeping a focus on the main text (Matthew 6:5-14 KJV) we were also instructed to turn in our Bibles to supplemental texts. What a beautiful sound to hear the turning of Bible pages, a studious sound lacking in most of our churches today due to Scriptures being posted on the screen via power point and some reading from their technological devices.

One passage read aloud was from our daily text and especially caught my attention, I suppose due to its appropriateness for conditions today.

* Exposition starts here:

Daniel is writing concerning the exiled Jews in our daily text. The first part of Daniel, chapter 9, is one of the great prayers of the Bible and the daily verse comes from this prayer. The Jews had been exiled to Babylon as a result of failing to live by God’s Law for years. Moses had warned of this and now Daniel acknowledges, “All this disaster has come upon us.”

Daniel summarized the foundational reason leading to this disaster as “we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God” and goes on to specify two ways in which we should seek God’s favor:

1)  by turning from our sins
2)  by giving attention to Your truth

Today I want to consider just a single phrase, “giving attention to Your truth.” Just consider how commonly this failure to give attention to God’s truth is today. Evidence of people’s rejection of God’s truth is all around us. I once read a thought provoking quote, “Truth is hate to those who hate the truth.” Indeed many today hate the truth and to their own demise they associate the truth with hate.

The God of the universe is fundamentally characterized by truth. Jesus said, “I am… the truth” (John 14:6).  He said of His Father “Your Word is truth” (John 17:17).  He spoke of the Holy Spirit as “the Spirit of truth” (John 14:17).  Isaiah uses the descriptive title, “God of truth” (65:16). The Psalmist asserts, “All your words are true” (Psalm 119:160).  And the writer of Hebrews informs us that “It is impossible for God to lie” (6:18).  What great assurance this brings God’s people as they build their spiritual foundation on God’s Holy Word!

The ancient people of God did not give attention to God’s truth and neither have the majority of God’s creation nor those living today. One of the most descriptive verses in the Bible regarding the human condition is found in the Epistle to the Romans, “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie” (1:25). Talk about moral bankruptcy! The apostle Paul gives a sobering indictment in 2 Thessalonians 2:10, “They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”

But what about us today? Are we giving attention to God’s truth? Our prayer today is expressed by the Psalmist, “Send forth Your light and Your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to Your holy mountain, to the place where You dwell” (43:3).

Thou art the bread of life, O Lord, to me,
Thy holy Word the truth that saveth me;
Give me to eat and live with Thee above;
Teach me to love Thy truth, for Thou art love.

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying manDaily prayer: Father, Your truths do not fluctuate nor are they subject to reinterpretation by the changing philosophies of our day. Your truths are explained through the inspiration of Your Holy Word and understanding given to us by Your Holy Spirit. May our ears be open to hear and our eyes focused to see that Your eternal truths are the same yesterday, today and forever and the truths which You speak, You speak in love to all who choose to hear.  We want to find favor with You by turning from our sins and giving attention to Your truth. Amen.


New Mastersonville church (Mount Hope Mennonite)
The “new” church looks similar on the outside to the old one but they did major renovations to the entrance/foyer area to bring it up to code such as having an elevator.

New Mastersonville church (Mount Hope Mennonite)
There were many children present which makes a church quite lively and youthful. The congregation was very friendly toward us “outsiders”.

New Mastersonville church (Mount Hope Mennonite)
Congregational members shook hands with the preacher as they departed from the sanctuary, much like our own church.

New Mastersonville church (Mount Hope Mennonite)
The church invited us for a meal following the service in the fellowship hall which was transformed to a very pleasant meeting space. The ceiling had been very low which could give a tall guy like me a literal “headache”, but they actually dug out deeper to give more height. It was higher and brighter and seemed like a brand new meeting room!

Mural in front of church
Here’s the mural that was in the front of the church when we were there.


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“Break Thou The Bread Of Life”   Video

“God Be With You Till We Meet Again”  Video  Antrim Mennonite Choir


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