Christian Life

The Grace of Counseling

The Grace of Counseling

I have joy of pastoring the counseling ministry at Lighthouse Community Church in Torrance, CA. We have a team of more than 20 counselors who aim to reach struggling hearts with the hope of the Gospel. By God’s grace, our ministry is growing. More people in our church are willing to ask for help, and [...]   Continue Reading
  June 21, 2019
Reflection: 2018 Women’s Fall Event

Reflection: 2018 Women’s Fall Event

No one has to twist my arm to attend one of our Women’s Ministry events. Maybe I’m a little biased. I’ve been blessed to serve in/with the Women’s Ministry for as long as I can remember and there is maybe one or two Women’s Ministry events I have missed over the years. No matter what [...]   Continue Reading
  November 20, 2018
Reflecting on 2018 Women’s Spring Event

Reflecting on 2018 Women’s Spring Event

The following are personal reflections on the Lighthouse Women's Spring Event that took place on March 24. Tracey Chang I never quite know what to expect from Christian women’s events, especially those with a bring-a-friend evangelistic component, but when I heard that women from our own church would be the speakers for Lighthouse Women’s Spring [...]   Continue Reading
  April 7, 2018
Reflecting on Women’s Retreat 2017

Reflecting on Women’s Retreat 2017

I had never been to a women’s retreat before coming to Lighthouse. And even though I didn’t know who Marlean Felix personally, I had heard so many good things about her that it made me excited to meet her and learn under her teaching. The topic of this year’s retreat was “Walking through the Psalms”. [...]   Continue Reading
  December 12, 2017
Christmas Advent: Family Devotionals

Christmas Advent: Family Devotionals

Hi Lighthouse Church Family! If you are wondering about possible resources to work through this Advent season, here are two helpful and comprehensive studies for you and your family to use in the month of December to reflect and celebrate the birth of Jesus! (1) Good News of Great Joy. This is a resource put together by [...]   Continue Reading
  December 12, 2017
Grades as Idolatry

Grades as Idolatry

An idol, as we’ve talked about often here at Lighthouse, is anything that we worship instead of God. Idolatry is misplaced worship. Tim Keller writes that an idol is “anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give what only God can [...]   Continue Reading
  December 3, 2017
Grace on the Path of Neediness

Grace on the Path of Neediness

Who was it that sang the words, “People. People who need people. Are the luckiest people in the world”? I didn’t make that up, did I? Well, in any case, I am a person, who needs another person. Whether I like it or not. I’ve always been someone who LOVED being needed. But someone who [...]   Continue Reading
  November 27, 2017
Growing Unthankful Hearts

Growing Unthankful Hearts

By Gavin Kajikawa A recent grad, eager to make his lasting mark on the world, walked into the Regional Planning Center. The office was buzzing with conversations about marketing strategies, expectations for different demographics, and target groups, and he breezed through the office until he finally arrived at his new supervisor’s desk. “So! You’re the [...]   Continue Reading
  November 13, 2017
Why Baptism is Important

Why Baptism is Important

Our Lord’s last earthly words were, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” [...]   Continue Reading
  November 10, 2017