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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Resurrection—life’s second chance!” “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.” –     1 …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  ‘Missio Dei’ — The Mission of God “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying:  Who should I send?  Who will go for Us? I said:  Here I am. Send me.” – Isaiah 6:8 I’m writing this post the week before Holy Week… so… …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  On Tradition “Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got!” – Deuteronomy 6:5 (The Message) And Jesus added this… “…you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  – Leviticus 19:18 First off… a blessed …

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By REV. DR BRIAN GIGEE  “Foundations” “It takes wisdom to build a house and understanding to set it on a firm foundation.”   – Proverbs 24:3 The old Bible school song goes like this… “The wise man built his house upon the rock… the wise man built his house upon the …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “On Brokenness” “How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!  The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the …

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The Budding Gardener

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The Hummers are Coming! By Michelle Thompson             Soon we will see the arrival of hummingbirds in the south east portion of Texas.   Anticipated to arrive mid-March through May, they travel from Mexico and Central America.              Eighteen different hummingbird species have been spotted throughout Texas.  The number one visitor …

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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 …