Posts by Mike Openshaw

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY It’s said that opportunity knocks only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell (or is that solicitors?)  Regardless, I want to share with you some special opportunities that are knocking on our doors: Lighthouse’s Fall Kickoff is right around the corner on Sunday, Sept. 12.  Last year we were still in lockdown mode (remember […]

REACH OUT

At the beginning of this year we set our vision for 2021 as… Renew, Rebuild, Reach Out – Our Ministries, Our Facilities, Ourselves We looked to God for direction and provision as we were coming out of a year-long pandemic, knowing that we would need to spend some time in renewing and rebuilding ourselves and all […]

YOU DO MATTER!

You Do Matter! Jesus told a story about a shepherd who had 100 sheep, but when 1 went missing, he went in search of the 1 lost sheep, until he found it and joyfully returned home with it.  But what if 100 were missing?  Imagine the challenge of trying to round up 100 missing sheep! […]

RENEW + REBUILD

Renew + Rebuild Can you believe it’s June already?  Where has this year gone?  Dealing with the pandemic has caused us all a lot of distraction, but we are steadily recovering from it, and by June 15, we have been promised relief from most restrictions.  I’m ready for that, how about you? So as we […]

NO TIME TO LET UP!

No Time to Let Up! We all need words of encouragement. One of my favorite Scriptures is: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9 Christians struggling in the 1st Century needed to hear that, and so do […]

SPRINGTIME!

SPRINGTIME! Spring has arrived, and not a moment too soon!  Trees that were dormant are budding & leafing out, flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, the grass needs mowing, and the lizards are hanging out.  Renewal is in the air! It’s springtime for our nation, as well, as we slowly […]

HOPE

HOPE In the dramatic ending to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as everything is falling apart for the resistance, a messenger delivers a transmission to Princess Leia, asking, “What is it they’ve sent us?” And Carrie Fisher’s character replies with one word: “Hope.” Hope is something we desperately need in times of crisis, like […]

HELP!

HELP! I hope each person who is part of the Lighthouse family reads this, prays about it, and responds as able. This is an open appeal to our congregation, as your help is needed in several key areas: 1)  Offerings.  We went from one of the highest offering months on record in December to one […]