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Faith Matters

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee                                             “Important Things” My early years from infancy to high school were in NE Ohio.  The community was just outside of Youngstown and goes by name of Austintown, a place much like the Pearland …

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Faith Matters

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “UPS AND DOWNS” It’s 5:06 am.  In the morning.  My street is dark; but the neighbors’ houses are all lit up and it feels safe going out to pick up the newspaper from the driveway.  The paper deliverer hit a bullseye right between the cars.  …

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Faith Matters

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “On Transformation” As recorded in Luke 17, Jesus once said to his closest friends… “Hard trials and temptations are bound to come.” (The MESSAGE).  It’s one of my favorite verses in the Bible.  He didn’t say… ‘might not,’ or ‘should not’… but rather Jesus said… …

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Faith Matters

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE Practicing God’s Presence A long time ago, Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, was quoted saying, “Practice does not make perfect. PERFECT practice is what makes perfect.” Let’s hear it for the cheese heads! J.J. Watt might agree… because if you practice something incorrectly, over …

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Faith Matters

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “ON SEEING AND BELIEVING” St. Paul wrote to his Hebrew friends… “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.- Hebrews 11:1 This is one of those stories that challenges the old saying… “perception is reality.”  I’ve …

Guest Column by Janis Lowe

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Will You Say No To Free Money? As per the Friendswood City Council Meeting on Sept 11 (re: item #17 aka Galv. County Bond in November), the angst of #17 was some members of Council do not think the County is sending ‘enough’ money back to Friendswood in the coming …

Guest Column: The Rest of the Story

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By Cheryl E. Johnson, PCC Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Although I was warned not to say anything about Friendswood ISD’s Tax Ratification Election (TRE), as the County “Cut Tax” Assessor Collector, I have a duty to the voters who count on me to be their voice. So, I read …

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Step Into the New Year

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Want to make 2014 a year of healthy habits and real changes that you can actually keep up? Welcome to the New Year! Everyone wants to be healthier and have more energy. There is an entire industry built on telling you how, but only if you buy their product.  If …

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Vote for Friendswood

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Guest Column by Ron Cox for the Friends of Friendswood Beginning October 21-November 1 for early voting, and on November 5, Election Day, you are being asked to decide on four bond propositions for Friendswood. I am a proud and committed supporter of all four. In February of this year …

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We all need to be appreciated

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In the past — I have shared lessons we learn in life. I recently was sent some additional lessons we learn in life by a friend who reads my column on a regular basis. So I thought I would pass them on to you. I’ve learned….That life is like a …