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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Daily Devotional: Even If

Tuesday May 22, 2018  by Alyson Kieda           
Read: Daniel 3:8–18 |Bible in a Year: 1 Chronicles 7–9; John 6:22–44

The God we serve is able to deliver us from [the fire] . . . . But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods. Daniel 3:17–18

Sometimes life deals us a tremendous blow. Other times the miraculous happens.
Three young men, captives in Babylon, stood in front of the fearsome king of that land and boldly proclaimed that under no circumstances would they worship the giant image of gold towering above them. Together they declared: “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know . . . we will not . . . worship the image” (Daniel 3:17–18).
These three men—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—were hurled into the fiery furnace; and God miraculously delivered them so that not a hair of their head was singed and their clothing was smoke-free (vv. 19–27). They had been prepared to die but their trust in God was unwavering—“even if” He had not saved them.
God desires that we cling to Him—even if our loved one isn’t healed, even if we lose our job, even if we are persecuted. Sometimes God rescues us from danger in this life, and sometimes He doesn’t. But the truth we can hold firmly is this: “The God we serve is able,” loves us, and is with us in every fiery trial, every even if.

Dear Lord, we love You! Please give us unwavering faith—and strength and hope for each day—no matter the circumstance.

God is able.

Mark Your Calendar:

May 22: Exams 6 and 7, dismiss at 11:30 AM
May 22: Kindergarten Graduation, 10 am
May 23: Teacher workday, 9 am to 3 pm (students do not attend)
May 24: Awards ceremony, dismiss at 10:30 am
May 24: Graduation ceremony, 7 pm
June 9 (Saturday): LPT Blood drive in the Gym, 9am to 3 pm
August 15: Teacher workday
August 16: Teacher Workday

May Birthdays

A Happy May 2nd Birthday to Sadie J.! A Happy May 2nd Birthday to Aeron M.! A Happy May 5th Birthday to Madison Ba.! A Happy May 9th Birthday to Molly M.! A Happy May 11th Birthday to Julia H.! A Happy May 12th Birthday to Harper G.! A Happy May 16th Birthday to Cole N.! A Happy May 16th Birthday to Caitlyn G.! A Happy May 17th Birthday to Jacob T.! A Happy May 21st Birthday to Alana P.! A Happy May 23rd Birthday to Marlena M.! A Happy May 27th Birthday to Kameron H.! A Happy May 29th Birthday to Avery A.!

Summer Birthdays

Happy Birthday to the following students who have summer birthdays:
Tyler Gl., Jordan S., Noah F., Luke H., Brent C., Zumar S., Kelly F., Andrew B., Molly L., Daniel E., David S., Alaina C., Caleb S., Hunter D., Ellie M., Ellie T., Brianna G., Caleb C., Johnathan A., Michael A., Travis B., Gillian C., Nathan G., Emma V.

Meeting Period:

Monday: Exams 4 and 5; half-day, dismiss at 11:30 AM
Tuesday: Exams 6 and 7; half-day, dismiss at 11:30 AM
Wednesday: Teacher workday, students do NOT attend
Thursday: Awards ceremnoy, dismiss at 10:30 AM
Friday: Happy Summer, see you in August!

Announcements:

Congratulations to the NEW slate of LPT officers for the ensuing year: President - Alison King; Vice President - Jessie Roberts; and Treasurer - Gail Wilson. Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting and showed your support!

Lost & Found – Please check the tables in the front lobby and see if you have any items in lost and found. Any items left after the 24th will be donated.

Yearbooks are on sale now! They are $30 until May 24. After that the price will go up to $35. Please see the front office to place your order!!!

**Please remember to return your individual spring pictures ASAP or turn in money if you are purchasing them to Mrs. Roberts in the office.

Teachers & Students that drive - Please remember to drive slowly and carefully when you pull in or out of the parking lot. Children can be anywhere, arrive early, and stay after school.

Students and parents of students who ride the bus: Please be at your stop early. Buses run on a tight schedule, if you make the bus wait they are late to the stops that follow you. ALSO: parents, please be at the pickup point on time in the afternoons . . . If the bus is sitting there waiting on you, you probably need to be there a bit earlier.

Announcements for Teachers:

Athletics

All basketball uniforms need to be turned in ASAP to Mrs. Anderson.

 

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