Author Archive: Kim Kira

Kim, Gavin, and Hide in Japan: Pictures of Blessings

Kim, Gavin, and Hide in Japan: Pictures of Blessings

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20–21 Pastor Gavin asked if I would write a short [...]   Continue Reading
  May 2, 2017
Kim’s Links: The Grace of Suffering

Kim’s Links: The Grace of Suffering

Brothers and Sisters, I light of this last Sunday’s focus on suffering, the following links are meant to encourage you as you go through trials and minister to others who are suffering. Suffering and the Sovereignty of God  The first one is really a whole conference (that has since been turned into a book which you […]

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  March 15, 2016
Digging Deep: Strength in Weakness (2 Corinthians 12:1-10)

Digging Deep: Strength in Weakness (2 Corinthians 12:1-10)

Psalm 1describes the blessed person as one who has dug deep into God’s Word, making it the source of his daily meditation. In pursuit of this kind of blessed life, we briefly review the sermon from the previous Sunday. May you be like a tree planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in its season (Psalm […]

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  January 22, 2016
Digging Deep: The Bigger Story of Christmas (Luke 2:8-14)

Digging Deep: The Bigger Story of Christmas (Luke 2:8-14)

Psalm 1 describes the blessed person as one who has dug deep into God’s Word, making it the source of his daily meditation. In pursuit of this kind of blessed life, we briefly review the sermon from the previous Sunday. May you be like a tree planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in its season […]

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  December 23, 2015
Digging Deep: Sacrificing Peace for Peace (Matthew 10:34-39)

Digging Deep: Sacrificing Peace for Peace (Matthew 10:34-39)

Psalm 1 describes the blessed person as one who has dug deep into God’s Word, making it the source of his daily meditation. In pursuit of this kind of blessed life, we briefly review the sermon from the previous Sunday. May you be like a tree planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in its season […]

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  December 9, 2015
Kim’s Links: Advent Worship

Kim’s Links: Advent Worship

Lighthouse Family, If you have been with us for a while you know how much I love Christmas (sights, sounds, smells, foods, fellowship, worship, etc.). In light of this Advent season, here are some links to encourage your worship: Christmas is Not For Cranks  I am guessing most of you know people who are always […]

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  December 1, 2015
Kim’s Links: Thankfulness

Kim’s Links: Thankfulness

Lighthouse Family, I hope you are well. In light of Thanksgiving coming up, the links this week focus on thankfulness. John Piper says, “Proud people don’t give thanks.” I know I am too proud and not thankful enough, and so I hope these articles encourage your heart, like mine: 6 Ways to Cultivate Thankfulness and […]

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  November 17, 2015
Digging Deep: A Culture of Hope (Mark 1:40-2:12)

Digging Deep: A Culture of Hope (Mark 1:40-2:12)

Psalm 1 describes the blessed person as one who has dug deep into God’s Word, making it the source of his daily meditation. In pursuit of this kind of blessed life, we briefly review the sermon from the previous Sunday. May you be like a tree planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in its season […]

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  November 11, 2015
Digging Deep: Joyful Generosity (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

Digging Deep: Joyful Generosity (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

Psalm 1 describes the blessed person as one who has dug deep into God’s Word, making it the source of his daily meditation. In pursuit of this kind of blessed life, we briefly review the sermon from the previous Sunday. May you be like a tree planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in its season […]

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  November 4, 2015
Kim’s Links: Generous Giving

Kim’s Links: Generous Giving

Lighthouse, This last Sunday we finished our series on giving (wait for the cheers). In light of that, I thought I would offer a few more links that have to do with finances and how we can steward well God’s money for his glory. Book Recommendations on Money This first link offers book recommendations on […]

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  November 3, 2015