“Spiritual Vitamins”

August 21, 2015

Waterfall with doxology 8/16/15
A waterfall at the Pine Creek Rail Trail

“Spiritual Vitamins”

“You can’t break God’s promises by leaning on them!”

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“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made” (Psalm 145:13). “See to it that you do not refuse Him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused Him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from Him who warns us from heaven? At that time His voice shook the earth, but now He has promised, ‘Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.’ The words ‘once more’ indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe” (Hebrews 12:25-28).

Yesterday I received a prayer request from Jim, a friend whose world is suddenly shaking. His daughter had a fall and injured her head. While in the hospital her liver shut-down and is not functioning. He and his wife were headed to a distant city to be with her, uncertain of all that is taking place right now. How quickly life can move from routine to crisis!

VitaminsI have another friend who has an interesting perspective in describing encouragement. After a brief visit he stated that our conversation had been like a daily vitamin!

Vitamins are often considered supplements. That is, they supplement our main diet. However, regardless of the quality of our supplements they do not replace a good overall diet. We would be foolish expecting a daily vitamin to sustain all our dietary needs. We would also be very hungry!

It’s that way for our spiritual being as well. We are blessed with many spiritual supplements such as devotionals, music, quality radio programs and material on the internet. We hope our daily encouragement messages are like vitamin supplements to encourage and instruct you each weekday, by providing some vitamins and supplements for your soul. Vitamins, although in some cases therapeutic in nature, are generally intended to be more preventive and have the effect of strengthening us even when we are in good health and doing well.

One of the greatest perspectives we can have is a daily recognition of God’s faithful and abundant blessings and the absolute veracity of God’s promises. In the physical realm these blessings vary greatly among us. Some have better health than others, others more of this world’s goods, and there are those who have greater or more frequent heartaches. We especially consider those who deal with chronic matters such as a reader we periodically hear from who has two special needs adult children she cares for and others who have chronic and critical illnesses.

We also consider this in regard to our religious freedoms. Some may practice their faith with almost complete freedom, unhindered by any government restrictions. But others pay a great cost in practicing their faith with persecution their lot in life.

Because we live in the physical realm we inevitably tend to place our focus on the physical. Nevertheless, how quickly these things can change! Any security we have in the physical world is very tenuous.

We all know that the “steady” job can quickly vanish. An unfaithful spouse, a tragic accident or medical diagnosis can alter our present and future plans instantly.

Then we consider world conditions! This much is sure, we really have no guarantees of security in regard to the physical realm.

But in the spiritual realm our security is absolute with no deficiency whatsoever. These blessings are safe and abundantly adequate regardless of where we live or how “blessed” we happen to be in the physical realm.  My Christian brother or sister reading this in Africa, India or anywhere else on this planet is equally blessed with me in the spiritual realm. Just consider the horrific physical conditions of Christians in Syria and Iraq.

What a tremendously assuring truth is expressed in our daily verse. These are 3,000 year old words written by King David: “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made” (Psalm 145:13). The first part of the verse is classic Hebrew parallelism, a great reinforcement of the reality of God’s eternal Kingdom.

  •  Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
  •  Your dominion endures through all generations.

The second part has two complimentary truths.

  •  The LORD is faithful to all His promises.
  •  The Lord is loving toward all He has made.

These statements may not always appear to be true in regard to our own experiences. But they are absolutely true in the spiritual realm and equally so regardless of the extent of our physical and material blessing or lack thereof.

For those like our friend Jim who are presently encountering a shaking that reveals the insecurity of this present world, we pray that today’s daily encouragement vitamin has a therapeutic impact. For those living in relative peace and security may it have a preventive impact, for a drastic shaking may come at any time.

Let us consider the altogether abundant blessings and promises of God: “He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all–how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).

Declare with us today, “We will stand on every promise of God’s Word!”

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying man Daily prayer: Father, Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations right down to our own. You are faithful to all Your promises and loving toward all that You have made so we rely on Your faithfulness and love to guide us and hold us firm when the world around us is shaking. When fear and doubt preoccupy our thoughts turn our minds instead to Scripture that speaks of Your many promises reminding us that You will never fail us and You will never forsake us but You will graciously give us all things to build us up and grow us in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For spiritual nurturing we feed daily on Your Word. And for vitamins we enjoy many other godly sources that strengthen our Christian sojourn here below. In the name of Jesus we thank You for all that You provide. Amen.


Today we share our final set of photos from our trip last weekend to Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon.

PA grand canyon rail trail 8/16/15
These steps went up from the Pine Creek trail to the rim on a path called the Turkey Path.

PA grand canyon rail trail 8/16/15
Turkey Path – At the top of these stairs heading up to Turkey Path was this gentle and approachable three-level waterfall. If you were hot and sweaty, as long as you exercised great caution walking on the wet rocks, you could actually shower under the falls.

Do you enjoy the sound of moving water in a waterfall? We sure do!  Brooksyne took this short video of a small waterfall along the Pine Creek trail. I need to learn how to place this on a continual loop to sleep by!


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“Leaning On The Everlasting Arms”  Video  Gaither Vocal Band and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

“Standing On The Promises”  Video  Chuck Wagon Gang (dedicated to my pastor since this is his favorite group)

“Promise Of The Ages”  Video  Stuart Townend

“Every Promise of Your Word”  Video  Keith and Kristyn Getty


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Coreopsis Verticillata
Coreopsis Verticillata AKA “Pot of Gold”

“Remembering His Wonders”


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“Remember the wonders He has done” (Psalm 105:5).

My, how life flies by! It was 42 years ago this month that we both began college as Freshmen at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. We didn’t meet till October when I took her on a date to church. At that time local churches sent school buses to the campus since many students didn’t have cars. We were sitting on the bus waiting to leave when a friend of Brooksyne’s tapped her on the shoulder and said, “Brooksyne, Buddy’s here!” Well, Buddy was her high school boyfriend whom she had broken up with before leaving for college. He and his mother had driven up from Tulsa hoping to reconcile their relationship. (His Mom realized what a catch Brooksyne was.) She felt obliged to get off the bus and so I went to church alone that night. It’s a wonder we ever got together again, since I was pretty miffed, but it seems the Lord had a plan and that January we began dating and the rest is history since Buddy’s history with Brooksyne was over!)

Bob Grant But today’s message is a testimony of Bob Grant, one of the first friends I met in college, who remains a friend to this day (photo to right taken several years ago). Bob did not come from a Christian home but came to know Christ while in high school through the “Jesus Movement.” He was encouraged to attend Bible College and chose one in Springfield Missouri, although he lived in Connecticut. He rode out with some friends who were attending another college in town and spent the first week at the YMCA since CBC did not open for another week.

Bob had a rough, discouraging start at school. When he was registering for his classes he realized he didn’t have enough money to purchase textbooks and he had no financial support from home. He went back to his dorm room despondent and just didn’t know what he was going to do.

He was sitting in his room when his roommate walked in with a bag of books and said, “Here are your books.” Bob thought the roommate was taunting him and said, “They’re not my books!” The roommate told him he found them in the hallway by the door and when Bob opened the bag he found all the books he would need for the new semester! He examined the bag and saw his name, Bob Grant, written on it in small letters.

To this day Bob does not know how the Lord had worked this out or what fellow believer had the leading of the Spirit to meet this need. He had told absolutely no one of his financial dilemma.

Our daily text is a simple call to “Remember the wonders He has done.”

These memories of wonders can be faith building to us and to our children. We need to recall them and pass them along. We need to remember the wonders God has done not only in Creation, in Biblical history and through the age of the church, but in our own lives as well such as bringing Brooksyne and me back together after an initial jilting; like providing books for Bob. What memories do you have of God’s wonders in your life?

We encourage you to chronicle these memories; the wonders that God has done for you personally. Write them down; pass them along to your children and grandchildren; share them with others. This will build your faith and theirs as you “remember the wonders He has done.”

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying man Daily prayer: Heavenly Father, it is in my hour of need that I see Your powerful provision in my life. When I’m in need of comfort, You are my Comforter. When I’m in need of courage You go before me. When I’m in need of friendship You are the friend that sticks closer than a brother. When I’m in need of stability You are the Anchor for my soul. When I’m in need of finances You own the cattle on a thousand hills. When I’m in need of peace You are the peacemaker. When I’m in need of food You are the Bread of Life. When I’m thirsty You are the living water that leads to eternal life. You are my Shepherd and I shall never be in want of anything. Thank You for meeting every need I have. Amen.”


Today we feature flowers we saw in Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon and region during our visit last weekend. As best as we can determine these were all wild flowers except the last several.

Coreopsis Verticillata
Coreopsis Verticillata AKA “Pot of Gold”

Wild snapdragon
Wild snapdragon

Butterfly on thistle
Butterfly on thistle

Joepye weed
Joe Pye weed

Queen Anne Lace
Queen Anne Lace

Flowers in Wellsboro PA 8/15/15
After our long ride through the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon we had dinner Saturday evening in Wellsboro, a charming little town with an old fashioned, historic vibe with a sense of how small town life used to be back in the 1900s. The neatest feature is the real gas street lamps that line Main Street. Our photos did not do these street lamps justice so here’s a nice photo taken in the Fall or here’s a collection.

Flowers in Wellsboro PA 8/15/15
Many of the shops and restaurants had window boxes.

Playing street piano in Wellsboro PA 8/15/15
Brooksyne playing the piano in front of our restaurant in Wellsboro. She always tries to get in a witness whenever she plays a street piano (we also have them here in Lancaster City) by playing sacred music she hopes will tug at a passersby’s heart strings, “feelings lie buried that grace can restore”. (From the song “Rescue The Perishing”  Video  Billy and Cindy Foote)

College friends 3/74

These photos were taken during the spring of our freshman year at CBC when my three best friends I hung out with and I chose to be just a little goofy. We shortened our ties and parted our hair down the middle. Brooksyne took the first photo where I am on the far left in the very loud plaid slacks (I wasn’t being goofy with those and considered them to be very cool at the time). Bob is leaning back on the tree.  I apparently took the photo on the right probably so I could get Brooksyne in it, whom I had just started dating in January!


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“The Wonder Of It All”  Video  Doug Oldham And Gaither Homecoming Singers

“The wonder of it all, is that God loves me.”

As we are getting to be more and more “old-timers” it’s a blessing to see many in this video who are now with the Lord such as Doug Oldham, George Beverly Shea, Ruth Graham, and many others.

“God Of Wonders”  Video  Chris Tomlin

“Bless His Holy Name”  Video  Andrae Crouch

Finally today:

Multi-generational worshipThe fellowship of ministers I am a part of is celebrating their 100th anniversary. I find this creative photoshopped image quite interesting. On the left is a modern worship band with all the bells and whistles. On the right in a large tent is a gathering from perhaps the forties. I don’t suppose these folks would have known what to think about the music and how it’s changed!
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It would be interesting to see the photo reversed. On the platform you would view a song leader and perhaps a choir dressed as they would have been in that period. In the congregation show a modern view with many people holding up their phones taking pictures, selfies, texting, etc.!


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“God People”

August 19, 2015

Morris PA 8/16/15
A wispy cloud in the tiny mountain village of Morris, PA

“God People”


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“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul” (1 Peter 2:9-11).

Fresh air child In our forty years of service for Christ I have been described in a lot of different ways such as “preacher man”. For a number of years we hosted children from New York City as part of the “Fresh Air Fund” program during the eighties. This gave inner city children a brief respite in a rural area. Since our church had a number of host families in our community that was quite white our fresh air children who were mostly black or Hispanic were quite identifiable. One year we hosted a little boy who had quite a spunky personality. Someone asked him who he was staying with and, not being familiar with the term Pastor, he pointed to me and informed them, “I’m stayin’ with ‘da boss of ‘da church”.

Chaplain visit But on a recent chaplain visit we were described in a different way. As business chaplains our practice is to walk through a company and briefly visit with each employee right at their workplace, expressing personal interest and ongoing care. Most are very receptive and over time we build many lasting friendships.  But there are a few that are not interested in talking with the chaplain lest a fellow employee think they are getting “religious”. We are not pushy and when it is evident they prefer to keep a distance we respect their space. After all, the chaplaincy service is an optional benefit to the employees.

Chaplain visitWe recently visited a company that hires a lot of temporary workers depending on the work load. Brooksyne introduced herself to a new female who shared that she was going through a very difficult time. When Brooksyne offered to pray she eagerly accepted and they shared a brief prayer right at her work site.

The employee expressed appreciation and then told her that when another temp co-worker saw us enter the building she said to her, “Here comes the ‘God people'”. She came up with a work chore that took her to a different part of the building to avoid seeing us when we walked through! It’s hard not to take that personally since we want acceptance from everyone and many express to us how much they look forward to our visits. After all, what’s not to like about us? ;) But in reality there are various reasons some people avoid those who represent Christ while there are others who look to us for encouragement, direction, comfort, prayer and friendship.

“God people” is an interesting description. She would have been more Biblically accurate stating “God’s people” which we unashamedly are! Today’s Scripture text identifies us as just that. “Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people”. Other versions use the phrase, “people of God”. As God’s people we seek to “declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His wonderful light.” Although we are not pushy or preachy and seek to sow seeds in a winsome manner we nevertheless still face rejection by some for various reasons.

1 Peter 2:10What is it about our presence that make some less than receptive or perhaps in some cases offensive? Of course in most cases we don’t know. This is a question those of us in ministry wrestle with from time to time.  The prophets sure faced rejection as well as the Apostles. Of course so did Christ (Isaiah 53:3).

But here’s a fundamental consideration: Our very presence is a visible reminder of God and may be troubling to those living in rebellion against Him. We will explore this next week in a message based on John 3:19 in which we contend that many people are affected by spiritual troglomorphism.

Billy Graham playing golf I recall a story I read many years ago concerning Billy Graham in R.C. Sproul’s outstanding book, “The Holiness Of God”. Billy Graham was playing as an amateur in a Pro-Am tournament. It just so happened that one of the more notorious bad-boy golfers on tour was matched to play with Billy Graham. A friend of the golfer thought this humorous and kidded with the PGA golfer about it. After the round, the friend saw the PGA player on the practice tee hitting balls in a furious anger. So he rushed out and asked him, “What did Billy Graham say that made you so mad?” The golfer replied, “He didn’t say anything!”

The point of the story was that sometimes our very presence, as a committed believer, can be a source of conviction to those living in rebellion against God. It is one of the ways we are salt to the world.

How do people describe you? How do you handle rejection?

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying man Daily prayer: Father, once we were not a people, but now we are Your people; once we had not received mercy, but now we have received Your mercy. Because we are recipients of Your mercy we want to show mercy, kindness, and love to others who sojourn with us from day to day. The passions of the flesh wage war against our soul, but the passionate fire of the Spirit burns deep within our soul and ignites a desire within us to share Your Word that calls people out of darkness and transfers them into Your wonderful, everlasting kingdom of light. As people of God help us not to falter but to be faithful messengers of the gospel wherever we go. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen..


I also found this golf story about Billy Graham.

Billy Graham and Bob Hope were friends, and both had a passion for golf.

T.W. Wilson, one of Billy Graham’s associates, remembered walking along with Billy and Bob on the golf course. Both men had hit bad drives, and their golf balls were over the edge of the woods. Bob hollered out to Billy, “Hey, Billy, help! I’m in trouble!”

T.W. tells what happened next: “I’m not exaggerating a bit. Billy, whose ball was over in the edge of the woods, hit the ball, and it wasn’t a good hit. And it hit the water, and bounced off, and went right on the green about four to five feet from the hole, and of course Billy won the hole.”

That night Bob Hope said to an audience, “I played golf with Billy Graham today and he really taught me a lesson. His golf ball walked on water.”


More photos of Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon and Pine Creek Rail Trail.

A Plain family on the Pine Creek Rail Trail 8/16/15
We conversed with many plain people over the weekend and turns out they were all from Lancaster County. This couple gave us permission to take their photo as they walked the Pine Creek rail trail pulling their youngest children in the wagon. They also assisted their older daughter as she was just learning to ride her bike!

Split rail fence along Pine Creek rail trail 8/16/15
These volunteer weeds catch your eye as they are blown about by a gentle breeze along the split rail fence that parallels the Pine Creek rail trail!

Red Church in Blackwell, PA
A little red church in Blackwell, PA

Pine Creek in Pennsylvania 8/16/15
View of Pine Creek from Rail Trail
(Click here for brief video taken by Brooksyne. One way to relax is to close your eyes and listen to nature’s white noise of flowing water and chirping insects!)


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“His Marvelous Light” (1st Peter 2:9-10)   Video   Scripture Memory Songs

“We Are God’s People”  Video  Unidentified choir

We are God’s people, the chosen of the Lord,
Born of His Spirit, established by His Word;
Our cornerstone is Christ alone,
And strong in Him we stand:
O let us live transparently
And walk heart to heart and hand in hand.

We are God’s loved ones, the Bride of Christ our Lord,
For we have known it, the love of God outpoured;
Now let us learn how to return
The gift of love once given:
O let us share each joy and care,
And live with a zeal that pleases Heaven.

We are the Body of which the Lord is Head,
Called to obey Him, now risen from the dead;
He wills us be a family,
Diverse yet truly one:
O let us give our gifts to God,
And so shall his work on earth be done.

We are a temple, the Spirit’s dwelling place,
Formed in great weakness, a cup to hold God’s grace;
We die alone, for on its own
Each ember loses fire:
Yet joined in one the flame burns on
To give warmth and light, and to inspire.

“The People of God”  Video  Wayne Watson, a popular “contemporary” song when we were young! I looked him up and he is still faithfully serving Christ. He’s just one week older than me (Stephen), so he’s still a “young man”!

With our lips, let us sing one confession.
With our hearts, hold to one truth alone.
For He has erased our transgressions;
Named us and called us His own, His very own.

We’re the people of God, called by His name;
Called from the dark; and delivered from shame.
One holy race, saints everyone;
Because of the blood of Christ Jesus, the Son.

So Hear us, O spirits of darkness.
So you will know where we stand.
We are His servants purchased with scars;
Bought by the blood of the Lamb, the blood of the Lamb.

“Another Time, Another Place”  Video  Amber Nelon Thompson & Michael English (Another Wayne Watson song)

Finally today:

Billy Graham childhood home
Today we shared a story about Billy Graham in an illustration. Lee, a friend of ours, whom we saw at our early morning chaplain visit told us about his recent visit to the Billy Graham Center in Charlotte NC. He and family members were greatly inspired by the powerful ministry legacy of Billy Graham and his co-laborers. This is a photo of his childhood home. The glass cross in the barn certainly stands out and also doubles as the entrance.

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Cedar Run railroad bridge on Pine Creek rail trail 8/16/15
Cedar Run railroad bridge on Pine Creek rail trail

“A Cross To Bridge The Great Divide”


ListenListen to this message on your audio player.”For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile everything to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross—whether things on earth or things in heaven. Once you were alienated and hostile in your minds because of your evil actions. But now He has reconciled you by His physical body through His death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before Him— if indeed you remain grounded and steadfast in the faith and are not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become a servant of it” (Colossians 1:19-23).

Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span
At Calvary!

Today let us consider a “link” we use most every day and rarely give thought to it; the transportation link is what I am speaking of, otherwise known as the bridge. In our trip this last weekend to the Grand Canyon region of Pennsylvania we crossed many, many bridges (surely hundreds). Most we gave no thought to at all but in hindsight I’m sure glad they were reliable! But some bridges, such as those featured today in our photos, are so distinct as to catch our attention.

Royal Gorge bridgeOur most memorable bridge crossing was in Colorado over ten years ago. After attending a family reunion we rented a van and visited several notable tourist sites throughout the state. We drove to the Royal Gorge which for many years was the world’s highest suspension bridge, crossing over the Arkansas River at nearly 1000 feet. *

We parked the van on the west side of the canyon although we were heading east. We slowly approached the bridge on foot and, with a knot in my stomach, proceeded to walk across. My fear is not really heights but being near or looking out over the edge. Well, as you may have already ascertained, we made it across safely and we visited the various attractions on the east side.

However the next part was harder. After visiting for awhile we crossed again to our van to resume our trip east which meant… we had to drive over the bridge. Now I really got the weebie jeebies and was just about ready to head back west and drive many, many miles out of my way just to avoid crossing the bridge in our vehicle.

But I went for it, reasoning that many others had already done so and surely the bridge was well inspected. Surely they knew what they were doing in posting a weight limit considerably more than we needed. Well again, by now you know that we made it across safely!

Today let us consider the absolute reliability of another Bridge in securing our salvation.

Bridge To SalvationSo many souls have tested Him throughout the course of time.
So many still reach out to Him with broken hearts and minds.
And every one of them will say,
Without exception that they find… Jesus never fails.

Bridge To Life tract coverSalvation is often graphically depicted as a bridge between sinful man and a holy God. In fact a ministry I have appreciated through the years, the Navigators, has a small tract explaining salvation called “The Bridge To Life” illustrating that a great chasm separates sinful humanity from a holy God. But Jesus Christ, in dying on the cross, bridges that mighty chasm. The cross is God’s only appointed means for man to reach Him. It is supremely trustworthy.

This bridge may be expressed as a cross.

Bridge To LifePastor Rich Moore writes, “God is an amazing bridge builder. His Son built a bridge across the grandest canyon known to us. He bridged between us and God, by offering forgiveness and love to us in the free gift of His sacrifice. Jesus built this bridge with only two pieces of wood and three nails.”

Bible teacher Kenneth Wuest comments concerning today’s passage, “Our Lord, by His death on the Cross, bound together again a holy God and sinful man who placed his faith in the Saviour.”

There’s a cross to bridge the great divide
A way was made to reach the other side
The mercy of the Father cost His son His life
His love is deep, His love is wide
There’s a cross to bridge the great divide

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying man Daily prayer: Heavenly Father, just like a grand canyon, sin cuts and digs deep chasms between us and a holy God. Thank You for providing Your only Son, Jesus, to act as a redemptive bridge so that we can cross over the great divide and transition from sin to forgiveness, from death to life, from punishment to mercy, from despair to eternal hope. We are now One with You, Father, and can act as a channel of Your mercy when we invite needy souls to walk over the bridge of salvation. It is because of Jesus that we can approach You, our holy God, and pray to You as our heavenly Father. Amen.


More bridge photos in the Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon region.Cedar Run railroad bridge on Pine Creek rail trail 8/16/15
Another view of the Cedar Run railroad bridge on Pine Creek rail trail.

Cedar Run railroad bridge on Pine Creek rail trail 8/16/15
A view of Pine Creek from the Cedar Run bridge.

Railroad bridge on Pine Creek rail trail near Blackwell 8/16/15
An open railroad bridge near Blackwell. In my mind I, Brooksyne, traveled through memory lane upon observation of the old telegraph pole still standing on the left. I considered the early days when people received important information via telegraph – either very exciting news or very sad news. Consider all the ways we communicate now and the instantaneous ways we reach others right from our home, car, or even on a bike trail (if there is service).

Berlin bridge at Slate Run, PA 8/16/15
This single lane Berlin bridge near Slate Run was built in 1889.

Berlin bridge at Slate Run, PA 8/16/15
This modern bridge curves as it crosses Pine Creek and enters Blackwell, which is at the lower end of the main Grand Canyon gorge. The next road crossing the river to the north is 17 miles upstream.


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“The Great Divide ”  Video   Point of Grace”Jesus Never Fails”  Video  Originally by a group called “Truth” as I recall

“At Calvary”  Video  Collingsworth Family

“Bridge Over Troubled Water”  Video  Sammy Hall Singers

Devotional on Grand Canyon by Pastor Rich Moore

The Bridge to Life  Plan of salvation by the Navigators

The Royal Gorge Bridge

* For the terminally curious –  Sidu River Bridge in China built in 2009 is now the tallest bridge in the world.


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“Strengthened By Grace”

August 17, 2015

PA grand canyon 8/15/15
Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon looking north from Leonard Harrison State Park.
The rail trail can be seen along the Pine Creek as shown on the right.

“Strengthened By Grace”


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“Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace” (Hebrews 13:9a).

Grace alone which God supplies
Strength unknown He will provide
Christ in us, our Cornerstone
We will go forth in grace alone.

This last weekend we rode our bikes on the 62 mile Pine Creek rail trail in northern Pennsylvania through Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon. The views were stunning as we rode down the canyon on Saturday and then had a slight grade returning to where our van was parked. At that point we wondered if we had taken on more than we should have but are thankful for the strength God provided us for the 40 miles we pedalled until we finally rode up alongside our parked van.

We were both about as physically weary as we have been for a long time! Fifty-five miles over a two day period gave us a lot of time to view spectacular vistas, listen to nature’s sounds including some of our favorite bird calls and mountain streams as well as natural waterfalls.

A friend commented on our ride, “Good exercise and good for the heart.” A Bible verse teaches that, “While bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (1 Timothy 4:8). Indeed biking steadily for many hours is a good cardio workout and strengthens the heart. It also benefits our lungs, muscles, and even chips away at the ever buldging waistline if there aren’t too many ice cream stops along the way. Likewise the breathtaking scenery was good for our soul as we soaked in everything within view recognizing it to be the “work of His fingers”, as described by the Psalmist.

Even as the ride was good for our hearts physically, today we consider an even more important way to strengthen our hearts Biblically. The writer of Hebrews states, “It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace.”

In observing the instability of this present world, we long for stability and security. But don’t be deceived, the world is unable to offer any real guarantee for this stability. Wars and rumors of wars, terrorist actions and threats, and financial upheavals will always exist on this side of eternity. It’s real and is evidence of our fallen world; a result of man’s continued rebellion toward God Almighty. And of course that rebellion is increasing in our lifetime.

The epistle to the Hebrews was written to encourage early believers who were tempted to return to their old way of life. The writer is unidentified but the Holy Spirit is most certainly identifiable as He gives the initial recipients and all of us a good dose of inspiration and spiritual stability.

“Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.” These believers were enduring both persecution from without and false teachings from within that sought to undermine their faith. Certainly persecution exists today as do all kinds of strange teachings, so the Biblical admonition is pertinent to all generations. Strange teachings have cropped up all through my life and indeed all throughout the church age. The apostle Paul instructed us to become mature in our walk with Christ, “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming” (Ephesians 4:14).

Strange teachings are those contrary to the “apostle’s doctrine” (Acts 2:42) or Paul’s commission to Timothy; “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others” (2 Timothy 2:2). Jude appealed to the early church and each subsequent generation to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints” (Jude 3).

Paul instructs Titus, “You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1).  Doctrine is not appreciated by many today; it’s seen as old-fashioned, unimportant, and restrictive. Although the syrupy platitude found in a brief vision statement may be encouraging I really want to see more, preferring a point by point statement expressing Biblical theology, such as a specific declaration of doctrine supported by Scripture.

Our doctrine is our systematic belief system based on Scripture. When I encounter an unfamiliar ministry I want to examine their doctrinal statement as described above. It should be available if you visit a church, if you visit a Bible teaching website, or if you read a publication from a Christian periodical. If we read the doctrinal statement of a ministry or organization upfront it will help us to beware of leanings toward false teaching.  By not doing so we might be drawn into a group of people whose teaching is incompatible with Scripture, but due to establishing close relationships with the people or involving ourselves in the particular ministry we find ourselves disillusioned, bringing sorrow upon ourselves and the body of which we have served or fellowshipped with.  Many people find themselves in this dilemma and it is critical that we avoid falling into Satan’s trap when we have guides to prevent such circumstances.

“It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace.”  Perhaps you would like to personalize it even further by declaring, “It is good for my heart to be strengthened by grace.” The word “strengthened” conveys the sense of being established and stabilized.

God’s grace is so amazing in a multitude of ways. We primarily and properly consider grace in regard to our salvation; we are saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8,9). This sense seems to be conveyed in the first two verses of “Amazing Grace”.

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

But God’s grace strengthens our hearts all through life’s journey. This seems to be the sense in the third verse:

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

Terror threats may distress us; we may grow weary; discouragement may set in; friends may forsake us; financial security may crumble and false doctrines abound, but God’s grace continues to strengthen the heart and our resolve to live for Christ!

The Psalmist knew this; “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD” (Psalm 27:14).  He cried out in soulful honesty, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26). Paul’s beautiful prayer for the Thessalonians is always needed, “May He strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all His holy ones” (1 Thessalonians 3:13). Today let us not be carried away by strange teachings but rather may our hearts be strengthened by God’s amazing grace!

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying man Daily prayer: Father, strange teachings lead me far away from Your truths that I learn as I walk on the straight and narrow path laid out for me. It is on this path that Your grace is revealed to me, evident as far as the eye can see and reaches way beyond my limited understanding. Your abundant grace brings me assurance when the world speaks of trouble. Your abiding grace brings me consolation when others forsake me. Your sustaining grace is manifested more in the trials of life than in the mountain top experiences. Thank You for supplying me with Your sufficient grace in the height and depth of my existence. Your amazing grace is supernatural; it never ceases to be amazing and it is good for my heart to be strengthened by Your grace!  Amen.


Photos of Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon.

PA grand canyon rail trail 8/15/15
The trail was covered in crushed stone making for a very pleasant ride, though a fellow biker who often hits the trails, considered the crushed stone to be an added work-out element more challenging than blacktop trails.

PA grand canyon rail trail 8/15/15
Much of the trail was shaded with peeks of sun filtering through the trees.

PA grand canyon rail trail 8/15/15
Wildlife visible through much of the trail.

PA grand canyon rail trail 8/15/15
A covered wagon tour through the canyon kind of reminded us of the commercial buggy rides offered to tourists in Lancaster County.

PA grand canyon rail trail 8/15/15
After our long ride through the canyon we went up to the rim for the most stunning views.
Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon looking south from Leonard Harrison State Park.
The heart of the canyon is very remote with no intersecting roads for 15 miles.

At Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon 8/15/15
Yes, we really were there!

Over the next several days we will share more photos of our trip to the Grand Canyon.


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“Grace Alone”  Video  Maranatha Singers

“Amazing Grace”  Video  Wintley Phipps


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“Fervent In Spirit”

August 14, 2015

Butterfly and flowers 8/13/15
Butterfly and flowers on Amish farm.

“Fervent In Spirit”


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“Not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11). “Fan into flame the gift of God” (2 Timothy 1:6).

Oh Lord, please light the fire
That once burned bright and clean
Replace the lamp of my first love
That burns with holy fear

We enjoy meeting people who are diligent in their work. According to Scripture our diligence in work is a means of honoring God. “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men” (Ephesians 6:7). When I walk through a company I enjoy affirming those who work hard. Yesterday I spoke to a man who had a stroke several years ago and could tell he was in some pain. But his role as husband and father gives him the sense of responsibility in providing for his family. He immigrated several years ago from a southeastern Asian country so he has had much overcoming in many ways.

Brian 8/13/15 Today’s lesson was spurred on by another diligent worker. Brian, seen in photo, is an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) service technician with nearly 30 years of experience. He is quite knowledgeable and keeps up with the ever-changing technology in his field maintaining a passion for his work.

In a recent conversation he was trying to explain to me how a heat pump works. Essentially the device takes heat out of the air and can either provide cooling or heating. I find this amazing especially when it’s below freezing and the “heat” from the air heats my home! In fact he told me there is some heat until the temperature is absolute zero, although thankfully it doesn’t get that cold around here! (Absolute zero should not be confused with zero degrees Fahrenheit  – as Brooksyne did when she first edited this message informing me that it does sometimes get that cold around here!) Absolute zero is the physically impossible-to-reach temperature of zero kelvin, or minus 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 273.15 degrees Celsius), atoms would stop moving. As such, nothing can be colder than absolute zero on the Kelvin scale.

Brian shared a lesson from physics that I suppose I learned sometime in the past, informing me that essentially cold is just the absence of heat. Another way to put it is that there’s really not cold just less hot although I don’t think I’ll ever get Brooksyne to really believe that. When she’s cold she’s cold and there’s no telling her otherwise!

There is a powerful spiritual application here. “Being on fire” is an expression used to describe a sold out, uncompromised, committed follower of Christ. The daily Scripture text teaches that we are “not to be lagging behind in diligence, but we are to be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11). We both memorized this verse as young Christians and recite it regularly.

John Wesley has a famous description concerning his conversion, “I felt my heart strangely warmed.” The challenge is keeping that warmth through life as we invariably encounter circumstances that seek to douse that spiritual fire drowning it out completely!

Each of the three phrases in this verse is rich in meaning but today let us consider just the second phrase, “fervent in spirit”. The underlying Greek word for “fervent” is “zeo”, which means, “to be hot.” The English word zeal is derived from this word.

This word zeo is used to describe the preaching of Apollos in Acts 18:25 who “spoke with great fervor.” This word suggests having plenty of heat to produce adequate, productive energy, but not so much heat that one goes out of control. The idea is not of being overheated to the point of boiling over and out of control but, like a steam engine, of having sufficient heat to produce the energy necessary to get the work done.

The challenge in the spiritual life is to maintain this fervency in spirit throughout life. Another version states, “keep your spiritual fervor.” I think all of us have to fight the tendency for our spiritual fervor to wane. The need for maintaining this fervor in our walk with God is of paramount importance. Jesus, in describing the last days stated, “because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12).

We all need to regularly heed Paul’s words to Timothy “to fan into flame the gift of God” (2 Timothy 1:6). The Greek word translated “fan into flame” signifies the recovering of fire choked with ashes or decaying. It’s kind of like stirring up a campfire early in the morning.

Back to Brian’s lesson in physics that essentially cold is just the absence of heat. Isn’t that true in our spiritual life as well? When our spiritual fervor wanes and our hearts grow cold we are no longer on fire but grow cold due to the absence of heat.

Let us conclude with a list of suggestions on maintaining your spiritual fervor:

  • Bible reading, study and application (obedience)
  • Prayer
  • Being in service for Christ
  • Faithful attendance to a Bible-faithful, God-fearing local church, small group.
  • Associating with those who have spiritual fervor since it is contagious.
  • Listening to Godly music, reading good books, etc. and abstaining from all which leads us astray.
  • Lastly, but not of least importance, we should be contributing generously to the cause of Christ, since “where our heart is, there our treasure is also.”

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying man Daily prayer: Father, help us to stir up the fire of the Holy Spirit in our lives through faithful reading and application of the Scriptures. Though there are daily temptations, disappointments, and experiences that could easily extinguish the fire of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we thank You that Your abiding presence in our hearts is greater than the foe that seeks to deter us. May we always be attentive to Your still small voice and the convicting power of Your Holy Spirit so that we keep our spiritual fervor in serving You all the days of our lives. Through Christ we pray. Amen.


Today following several chaplain visits we are heading north to the Grand Canyon, that is Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon! (AKA Pine Creek Gorge). Tomorrow we expect to ride our bikes down through the gorge which traillink describes as one of the premier rail-trails in the Northeast.


Yesterday following our chaplain visits we stopped by our Amish friends, Jesse and Anna Ruth, to drop off some items. We always enjoy visiting the family and farm. The children really enjoy taking photos with our phone camera so today we have the lead photo and the last two photos taken by them!

Butterfly and flowers 8/13/15
We think God does a tremendous job with colors in His creation. He does not need our endorsement with His tastes, but He is pleased when we express our pleasure, and butterflies capture our attention wherever and whenever we see them.

Brooksyne with Lizzie 8/13/15
Unbeknownst to Brooksyne ten year old Eli took this photo of his four year old sister Lizzie running into her arms for some bonding time.

Black-eyed susans 8/13/15
Eight year old Naomi took this photo of her mother’s flowers.


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful”  Video  Keith Green  This is the song the lyrics are quoted from in our message.

“Revival Fire Fall”  Video  Paul Baloche

“Revival”  Video   Robin Mark

“Send the Fire!!”  Video   Written by William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army


Finally today:

JK friends 8/13/15
Brooksyne, Connie, Sharon (L to R)
Yesterday morning, as I (Brooksyne) was making my chaplain walk-through at our first company, JK Mechanical, the three of us intersected and then chuckled as we noticed our black and white attire.  I entered the building about 7 AM and began to converse with Sharon (on the right) while standing to her side as she sat at her computer. Suddenly I noticed a spider quietly making its way down a single strand of web, but it was a fast one and within a couple of seconds it plopped right in front of Sharon’s face. In less than a second she flew out of her seat and into the hallway looking for a quick escape. I looked for a tissue to go after the invasive critter but could find none though I did find an empty paper plate and it worked just fine for the needed weapon (though I suppose it was like using a cannon ball in comparison to the very tiny spider I was pursuing). After I convinced her the spider was dead she returned to her chair. The only thing I was missing yesterday was my white cape with SUPER WOMAN embroidered in black letters. I have no fear of spiders or bugs, but if it had been a mouse that darted in front of her I would have run into the hallway and would be calling for a different SUPER HERO!

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Old order Mennonite wagon in Lancaster County 8/7/15
Old order Mennonite wagon in Lancaster County

“The Source Of Spiritual Strength”


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“But David found strength in the LORD his God” (1 Samuel 30:6). “My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your Word” (Psalm 119:28). “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isaiah 40:29).

You are my strength when I am weak
You are the treasure that I seek
You are my all in all
Seeking You as a precious jewel
Lord, to give up I’d be a fool
You are my all in all

Last week I stopped to visit a man working at a machine in the course of our business chaplain work. He was weak, in significant pain, and quite anxious about a serious health matter. In spite of his health dilemma he was diligent in his work and wanted to continue working. That very afternoon he had a doctor’s appointment so I was able to pray with him right there at his work station. After praying with him my heart was heavy as I continued my walk through the company visiting other employees.

Yesterday I spoke to him again and he was feeling much better after a change in his medication. But my encounter with him reminded me of so many who are weak, weary, and in need of God’s strength. This surely includes some of you reading this today. We hope today’s message will encourage you with an infusion of spiritual strength!

In 1 Samuel 30 King David and his men were away at battle. While they were gone their foes came in and laid the city of Ziklag in ashes, carrying away their wives and children. When the men returned they were overwhelmed with grief. The Scripture says they “wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.” It isn’t hard to visualize the deep, deep despair these warriors must have felt.

They also blamed David and were ready to stone him. In addition to the sorrow he felt from his own personal loss, now he faced his own men who wanted to strike him down, and this distressed him greatly. The circumstances surely couldn’t get any worse!

In his dire situation Scripture records, “But David found strength in the Lord his God” (v. 6) and sought direction from Him. I’ve long enjoyed this brief verse and find it applicable for all believers when facing distressing circumstances.  It’s a short verse to memorize and I believe, when we’re weak in spirit, we do well to quote this verse prayerfully using our name in place of David’s such as, “But Stephen found strength in the Lord his God.”

The small conjunction word, “but” turns our focus from the very troubling circumstances David faced and redirects our attention to the Lord. I wonder what prompted his renewed strength to act decisively as the Lord led David in the remainder of the chapter. Was it a Scripture verse hidden deep in his heart? Was he reviewing in his mind previous experiences where God brought about miraculous deliverances from the enemy?

Like David we inevitably encounter hard periods in life and need renewed strength in the Lord our God. Let me suggest several means of finding this strength and encouragement:

1) Meditate on Bible passages and memorize key Scriptures that the Holy Spirit can bring to our recollection in time of need.
2) Make a lifelong goal of developing a network of prayer warriors and encouragers whom you may call upon during your time of need.
3) Visual reminders may be helpful. (When I go to my workshop I receive strength when I use my dad’s tools.)
4) Inspirational music can be a very helpful source of strength.
5) Build a library of useful resources that reinforce Biblical answers for life’s dilemmas.

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying man Daily prayer: Father, we’re strengthened physically, emotionally and spiritually knowing that we can do all things through Christ who provides us with His strength. In ourselves we are weak and often distressed by the daunting trials of life. When they become our singular focus we are easily overtaken by doubt and helplessness. But when our primary focus is on worshiping the Lord Jesus who is our Provider, our Strength, our Sustainer, our Hope and our Soon Coming King our mourning turns into joy, our weakness into strength, and our hope is once again renewed.   Thank You for making that possible. Amen.


Old order Mennonite wagon in Lancaster County 8/7/15
Another view of the wagon with children near Martindale, PA. The Amish get most of the tourist attention here in Lancaster County. However we find the old order Mennonites very interesting as well. Their dress is not quite as distinct as the Amish but seems to us more like what you would have seen in a rural area when we were kids (or more likely when our parents were kids). We stopped at a little store in Martindale (Eby’s Store) which is essentially very similar to how I recall a store looking in the small rural town where my grandparents lived in southern Missouri.

Old order Mennonite pick-up with dog in Lancaster County 8/7/15
Regardless of culture some folks just like to take the dog along.

Garden shed in Conestoga Township, Lancaster County PA
We passed this nicely manicured yard and colorful garden shed in Conestoga Township last Saturday.


Today’s Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

“You Are My All in All With Canon in D [Live]”  Video  Gaither Vocal Band

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