Latest Announcements : Our Sunday Services are being held live on Facebook during this crisis! Read More

Lee's Blogs


Aug 01,2017 by Lee Thomas


Sitting in my Study
Mar 01,2015 by Lee Thomas


Oct 01,2014 by Lee Thomas
Being a preacher's kid
Sep 01,2014 by Lee Thomas
Hospital Visit
Aug 01,2014 by Lee Thomas
General Assembly
Jun 01,2014 by Lee Thomas
Orange Juice before Bed
May 01,2014 by Lee Thomas
Church Retreat
Apr 01,2014 by Lee Thomas
Mar 01,2014 by Lee Thomas
100th Day of School
Feb 01,2014 by Lee Thomas
Jan 01,2014 by Lee Thomas


Christmas Caroling
Dec 01,2013 by Lee Thomas
Blessings on our First Year at Olivet
Nov 01,2013 by Lee Thomas
Weakness for Candy Corn
Oct 01,2013 by Lee Thomas
Church Directories
Sep 01,2013 by Lee Thomas
Wrestling with Spiritual Issues
Aug 01,2013 by Lee Thomas
Jul 01,2013 by Lee Thomas
Graduation Season
Jun 01,2013 by Lee Thomas
Memories of Kindergarten
May 01,2013 by Lee Thomas
Thinking about Summer!
Apr 01,2013 by Lee Thomas
Happy Easter!
Mar 01,2013 by Lee Thomas
Happy February!
Feb 01,2013 by Lee Thomas
Happy New Year!
Jan 01,2013 by Lee Thomas


The Second Letter of Lee to the Olivet Church
Dec 01,2012 by Lee Thomas
The First Letter of Lee to the Olivet Church
Nov 01,2012 by Lee Thomas


Aug 01,2017 by Lee Thomas (Edited Jul 23, 2020 by Scott McMurrain)

Yesterday was quite a day! I was in the 3rd grade when the last solar eclipse came through in 1979. I can still kind of remember that one.

This year, I didn't manage to get a pair of the NASA approved sun glasses for the grand event, so I watched on television with my daughters. I signed them out of school early, and we went home and ate moon pies and sun chips while the moon began to cover up the sun.

I have to also confess, I drove to Harrisonburg and bought four dozen of the special "eclipse" donuts that Krispy Kreme brilliantly advertised. I delivered three of those boxes to some folks at Wilson Elementary School. Marina, Miley and myself enjoyed the fourth box. So, even though I didn't get to look directly at the eclipse, I sure enjoyed celebrating it!

So often that's how life in the Christian faith is. We don't always fully see how our Lord uses us. We can't fully appreciate the impact of a kind word or maybe we don't get to see first hand how the mission work we've contributed to has made a difference in the lives of people. But we still celebrate those things because God has been so good to us, and we are blessed to share his goodness with others!

Grace and Peace,

Lee Thomas