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FAITH MATTERS

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FAITH MATTERS— on matters of faith as everyone believes in something! “CHURCH IS LIKE MEATLOAF” By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”  – Hebrews 5:14  This is probably …

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Faith Matters

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”                                                              – Isaiah 55:8-9  I love the …

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The Budding Gardener

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Feed the soil not just the plants By Michelle Thompson It’s the time of year when our gardens may be showing signs of stress due to the summer heat.  For vegetables this may indicate the end of the spring growing season. Our warm Texas climate however gives us additional opportunities …

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Area artist paints pets to help shelter animals

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Area pets are helping animals at the Starlight Outreach and Rescue organization but the way they are doing it is unique, thanks to 17 year old Sayuri Jayawardena. Jayawardena is an artist and photographer and she is painting and drawing portraits of pets with the sale profits …

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Faith Matters

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “WHEN EMPATHY LEADS TO COMPASSION” “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness.  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, …

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Local artist asks for votes in international contest

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Local portrait artist Vicky Gooch wants votes from her community for her special Pandemic Self Portrait currently competing in the international competition sponsored by the Portrait Society of America. The Society has had to cancel many events and started an online Portrait Society of America’s Pandemic Self …

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Faith Matters

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FAITH. HOPE. LOVE. By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee Many years ago, the human rights activist Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” I know this seems difficult to …

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Faith Matters

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“IN THE MEANTIME” By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.  They spread their wings and soar like eagles! They run and don’t get tired; they walk and don’t lag behind.”   – Isaiah 40:31 (The Message)  The Bible can be a confusing book to read at …

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Twins impact Pearland as ‘Drive By Heroes’

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By Karolyn Gephart Pearland High School Seniors Stephan and Isaiah Torres had major plans for this summer before their senior year would begin. Before the pandemic, the two boys planned to intern at Black Hills Institute of Geological Research in Hill City, South Dakota which specializes in  fossils. They were also planning …

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Faith Matters

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “2020 VISION – sort of!”  “Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days–you would not believe if you were told.”     – Habakkuk 1:5 I’m reminded that a lot of people have been reading this column these past …