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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “Thanksgiving LOVE” “Let love be genuine. Hate what is evil; hold fast to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”                 -Romans 12:9-10 Thanksgiving Day won’t arrive soon enough!  Thanks be to God as some are thinking most …

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BY REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Meandering the Holidays — a brief guide for self-care in this ‘whirled‘ of ours!” “The righteous cry out and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.  The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”                     -Psalm 34:17-18 You may want to …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “The Full Armor of God” ‘Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “Proverbial Goodness!” (last in a series of four articles focusing on ancient proverbs from the Bible and the sayings of other cultures.) “I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.  27 Cause me to understand the way of your …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Proverbial Goodness!” (3rd in a series of four articles focusing on ancient sayings from the Bible and other cultures.) “Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”                     …

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By DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Proverbial Goodness!” (2nd in a series of four articles focusing on ancient proverbs from the Bible and other cultures.) “I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another.” – (Romans 15:14) …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Proverbial Goodness!” (first in a series of four articles focusing on ancient proverbs from the Bible and other cultures.) “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and good.”-(Proverbs 15:3) My grandmother once said to me, “there is goodness all around …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “EMUNAH” –Stand fast; hang on! “So, friends, take a firm stand, feet on the ground and head high. Keep a tight grip on what you were taught, whether in personal conversation or by our letter.”- 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Have you heard?  A significant number of young adults …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GEE “ON JUDGING OTHERS” “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and the people loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.” -John 3:19 There is something in the word, ‘judgement,’ that is both clarifying and yet …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “Everybody, Anybody, Nobody or Somebody?” “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.  Once you were not a people, but …