Gavin Lewis Category

Now is the time to embrace God

By Gavin Lewis As my wife and I prepare our kids for summer break, typically, we take time to discuss the success and difficulties of the school year that has ended. We talk about the goals that we had set and met or did not meet and what helped us to achieve or what prevented […]

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Staying True to Your Lenten Commitment

By Gavin Lewis Each year during Lent, I struggle to find what I will abstain from. The hard part is not abstaining for 40 days, but ensuring that what I do allows me to make a conscious decision to better myself for life – not just during Lent. 

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Love those who love you and even those who don’t

By Gavin Lewis When most people think about love, they think about the love they receive and not the love they give. Acts 10:35 tells us that it is better to give than to receive. This does not just apply to monetary gifts but, more importantly, about you giving your time, love and God-given gifts to […]

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Take little steps to achieve 2022 goals

By Gavin Lewis Each year, many of us set a goal or resolution to start the new year. We might want to spend more time with family, lose weight, read more, go to the gym, work out daily, get closer to God, etc. These are all goals we vow to keep, but we find ourselves slowly moving […]

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What do the holidays mean to you?

By Gavin Lewis As a family of six, it is always interesting, this time of year, listening to my children talk about the various reasons they are looking forward to the holidays. At the top of the list are gifts, time off from school and more time watching TV/iPads. Over the years, as the kids […]

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Having the faith of a child!

By Gavin C. Lewis When my family and I evacuated for Hurricane Ida, I really had no expectations on when we would return. I made the same mistake I did during my Hurricane Katrina evacuation – I only packed three outfits, two pair of shoes, forgot a few items and shrugged it off like we would […]

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Getting organized for back to school

By Gavin Lewis As an educator and a father, I am always torn when summer break draws near.  On one hand, the need for my kids to get back to school and stop eating me out of house and home is at the forefront of my mind. On the other – knowing that I need […]

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Include God in your summer respite

By Gavin Lewis As an educator, the last day of school brought me joy for many reasons. But the most rewarding things about that day was that I could grab my phone and turn off all three or four of my daily alarms.  For a few weeks, I could rest past 5:30 a.m., and my schedule […]

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Kids need time for summer fun

By Gavin Lewis Prior to the summer of 2020, my family and I would pack up once the school year ended and head out for a much-needed vacation. The kids were always restless and ready for a fun time, and we needed a brain break from having to help with multiple projects, tests and assignments […]

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Doing Unto Others …

By Gavin Lewis True story: When I was younger, I was extremely selfish, mainly because I felt like God owed me for the many trials and tribulations that happened within my family. I was not a sharer nor someone who was willing to help others. I took, and rarely gave.

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Have We Done Enough to Prepare Our Kids?

By Gavin Lewis As the new school year begins, I am excited about the kids being out of the house, eating all of the food and keeping the electric bill high, but I am also nervous. That sense of nervousness can be attributed to a few things:

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