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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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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “On Being Wise” “Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well! Come back, God—how long do we have to wait… and treat your servants with kindness for a change? Surprise us with love at daybreak; then we’ll skip and dance all the …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Resolution” “Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it. For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end and does not lie. If it seems …

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The Budding Gardener

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By Michelle Thompson Tomorrows flowers are in the seeds of today The first expected frost date for the Friendswood area is mid-December.  Most plants will do OK with one frost but repeat frosts or a freeze will most likely mean the end of warm season annuals with many perennials on …

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FAITH MATTERS

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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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The Budding Gardener

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PLANT WHAT YOU LIKE By Michelle Thompson Some beginning gardeners ask what they should plant in their edible garden.  The best answer is, plant what you like to eat.  If you’re going to spend time tending a garden it should be for something you relish eating. Plan for what you …

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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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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 …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “ON RECONCILIATION” “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” – Hebrews 12:14 Some people are better at reconciling their check books and online statements than they are at managing the important …