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The Biggest Loser

The Biggest Loser

The Member Musings section of our blog is written by church members in the hope of encouraging you to see all of life through the lens of the gospel.  I used to watch the Biggest Loser on NBC. It was my reality show of choice. Badly out of shape contestants hoped to turn their health around […]

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  May 14, 2014   No comments
Kim’s Links: Gospel Hope in Suffering

Kim’s Links: Gospel Hope in Suffering

Brothers and Sisters, Last week I offered some links that focused on the suffering of infertility. I wanted to continue the theme of suffering and offer some more general articles on how our understanding of God should bring hope to our suffering and how we can live in light of that suffering. Seven Things that […]

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  May 13, 2014   No comments
Mothering with the Gospel

Mothering with the Gospel

Growing up my mom was (and still is) a serious Dodgers fan. She didn’t take too much of an interest in professional football or basketball, but for as long as I can remember she has been a rabid fan of The Boys in Blue. I have fond memories of going to a double header when […]

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  May 9, 2014   No comments
Kim’s Links: Faith and Infertility

Kim’s Links: Faith and Infertility

Brothers and Sisters, In light of this last Sunday and our focus on God’s love in our suffering with a testimony on the struggle of infertility, I wanted to have links that focus on how we should understand the pain of infertility in light of our faith. The Grace of Suffering in the Kajikawa Family (audio) […]

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  May 6, 2014   No comments

Never Moving On from the Cross

In light of Easter this past Sunday it might be easy to move on to the next season, next event, next assignment, next deadline. But I want to encourage you to never move on from the Cross. It is the reality that defines and directs our very existence. As the Apostle Paul writes: “But far […]

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  April 25, 2014   No comments

On Being Together for the Gospel

I was invited to attend the T4G conference with some of our church leaders this month in Louisville, KY.  I had never been, but those who had raved about the impact the conference had had in their lives in prior years.  Having only heard some of the sound tracks of the worship (and loved it), […]

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  April 24, 2014   No comments

Jesse’s List

Today we continue our look at the most influential books in the lives of the elders and staff at Lighthouse. Today, we get to hear from Jesse Terasaki about the 5 Christian books that have been most influential to him. Jesse serves as a Ministry Associate overseeing Beacon (Lighthouse’s college ministry), as well as other areas […]

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  April 22, 2014   No comments
What Makes This Friday Good?

What Makes This Friday Good?

Despite the happy trappings of Easter, spring break, bunnies, and egg hunts, at first glance “Good Friday” doesn’t seem very good. In fact, last year on Good Friday one of my boys suggested we rename the day “Medium Friday” since it was bad that Jesus died, but good that he died for our sins. When I […]

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  April 17, 2014   No comments