Posts by Mike Openshaw


Happy Summer! It’s only early July, and a great summer is already underway: 24 of our youth & leaders had a powerful week at their Christ in Youth conference in June, we just thanked God for our freedoms and honored our military at our Freedom Celebration services last Sunday, and we’re about to hold an […]


A ROCK IN THE STORM Have you ever been in a storm where the rain is pouring and the lightning is crashing and the wind is howling so that you’re concerned for your safety?  We used to get storms like that in Georgia all summer long; sometimes we had to go in the basement during […]


GOOD THINGS HAPPENING We thank God for a joyful Easter season, with a great Palm Sunday Celebration, a very moving Good Friday service, the happy return of our Community Easter Egg Hunt (with 782 attending, for the first time in 3 years), and 3 exciting Easter services, including the nicest weather in memory for our […]


REASONS TO CELEBRATE!       Happy Easter!  Jesus’s followers had many reasons to celebrate that first Easter season, and so do we!  Their Easter week began with a big celebration on Palm Sunday as Jesus rode victoriously into Jerusalem on a donkey as their long-awaited Savior-King.  The people honored Him with palm branches and […]


Very Sad Most days I seek to keep a hopeful attitude as I dive into the tasks at hand, but yesterday ended sadly.  When an elder saw me wearing my Lincoln Christian University polo shirt last night at church and asked if I had heard the news, I could hardly believe my ears: the Bible […]


PROGRESS These were exciting times… after years of unfaithfulness, losses and exile, God’s people returned to Jerusalem and the surrounding towns and began to rebuild.  The first thing they began rebuilding after their own homes was the Lord’s house – the temple in Jerusalem.  There were many challenges and it took 20 years to complete, […]


< < < A BRIEF LOOK BACK < < < Happy New Year!  Psalm 77:11 says:  “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.”  While we all look forward to a new year, here are some blessings worth remembering: ✓ Our vision for 2021 was Renew, […]


Merry Christmas! I love Christmas!  Some of my earliest memories are of celebrating Christmas in Georgia with my family – of magical lights, of occasional snow on the ground, of a new bicycle downstairs as a surprise. What are some of your favorite memories? We’re going to make some wonderful memories at Lighthouse this Christmas!  […]

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< < < IMPACT > > > What impact has Lighthouse Christian Church had on your life, your ministry, our community, and the world?  That is the question we have asked and seek to answer at our 60th Anniversary Homecoming Services on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. A lot has happened in […]


PRAISE REPORT “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”  1 Thessalonians 5:11 I want to encourage you with some of the wonderful things God is doing at Lighthouse: • 16 people have been baptized into Christ in the last 6 weeks, praise God! Eight of those […]