Posts by Mike Openshaw


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! 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! 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 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! 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 […]


Renew, Rebuild, Reach Out Our Ministries, Our Facilities, Ourselves Like most of you, I’m glad to see the last year over (although God really blessed us and taught us many things), and I’m excited about the possibilities for this year!  Sooner or later, we’re going to get back into our building again and resume in-person […]


Letters of Support Needed:  Letters of support are needed for the Oceanside Planning Commission virtual hearing on January 11, 2021, concerning the proposed sale and development of a portion of our church property for development by Sunrise Senior Living into an assisted living seniors facility.  A sample letter is available at the visitor’s table on […]


The Messiah Has Come! Fearing the next fiat from Dr. Fauci? Grumbling over the governor’s latest gambits?  Bummed over the steady barrage of bad news?  Here’s some good news: The Messiah has come! This has been a challenging year: There is the pandemic, where many have lost jobs, income, or even family members.  People have […]