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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “On Friendship” “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.  I no longer call you servants, because a servant …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “On Being Christian” “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my church…” –Matthew 16:18 I’m often asked… “What does it mean to be Christian? Really?” … It’s not a foolish question but a good enough one to …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “On Solitude” “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” – Mark 1:35 We love the crowds!  Whether it be watching a home run ball fly into …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “On Supporting Each Other” “When Moses’ arms grew tired, Aaron and Hur brought a stone for him to sit on, while they stood beside him and held up his arms, holding them steady until the sun went down. 13 In this way Joshua totally defeated the Amalekites. …

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The Budding Gardener

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The language of the endearing rose By Michelle Thompson Valentine’s Day is almost here and with all that love comes a whole lot of flowers. Roses still hold a high place of honor in the hierarchy of gifts that symbolize love. For the United States alone, over 250 million cut …

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Faith Matters

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “On Starting Over” “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”       -Isaiah 43:18-19 …

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FAITH MATTERS— on matters of faith as everyone believes in something! By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Ovation for Oblations!” “Those who give to poor people will have all they need.  But those who close their eyes to the poor will receive many curses.” – Proverbs 28:27 Rich countries are generous.  …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “AMBITION!” “The heart of a man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”    – Proverbs 16:9 I think it is a difficult thing to be ambitious in the current cultural climate.  All that we want to do… we don’t get to do… and all that …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “IN… But Not OF the World!” “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created …

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The Budding Gardener

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Sow seeds inside for a head start outside By Michelle Thompson Winter is a great time to plan a spring garden.  Planting from seed is fun, saves money and offers more variety.  Growing seedlings inside under preferred conditions gives plants a head start and extends the growing season. Consider seeds …