Letter to the Editor
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Thank you to all who attended the open house last month to celebrate Discovery House's 20-year anniversary. Some old friends returned and some new guests visited, including Marilyn Stetzel who lived in the house at one time with her late husband Richard and their children, before it became Discovery House.
The house, for the most part, remains exactly the same as when it was built in 1903, with the exception of the kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. Another change that has taken place recently with a grant from the Lakes Community Land Trust is the room on the main level of the house on the Hill Avenue and 15th Street corner. What was once added on to the house as a porch was torn off and rebuilt as a computer and counseling room.
There are currently four women and five men who are making Discovery House their temporary home. In February there were 11 residents total, which made for a very busy month.
We have much to be grateful for during Lent and as Easter approaches. Our Lord Jesus was betrayed, arrested, mocked, beaten, crucified and died. Three days after His burial, He arose from the dead and ascended into heaven to be seated at the right hand of God. He died on the cross for our sins - that is an unthinkable price to pay for a Father to sacrifice His only son so that we could be saved from our sins. Praise God!
He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I was just reading in Matthew 25 about when Jesus returns he will separate people one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. The "sheep" will be on His right hand, take their inheritance, which is the kingdom prepared for them since the creation of the world, and have eternal life. The "goats" will be on His left hand and go away to eternal punishment. Food for thought -- which would you rather be, a "sheep" or a "goat?" Matthew 25 tells us the difference and gives us instructions on how to be His sheep.
Blessings to you and your family during this Easter season
Julie Scheib, Director
Discovery House, Inc.