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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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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 …

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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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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Christmas JOY” “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” -Psalm 16:11 Christmas JOY.   JOY… the word reminding us all about what was… what is… and what is …