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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Jesus Loved His Momma!” “When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son! Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold your mother!’ And from that hour that disciple took her unto his …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “On Contemplativeness” “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved.  In quietness and confidence is your strength…”     – Isaiah 30:15 When was the last time you asked someone a …

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BY REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “On Instruction” Shall not the ancient ones teach you, and tell you, and utter words out of their heart?  – Job 8:10 One thing I’ve learned about myself in this life is that I can act out in a bold and brash way.  Sometimes it’s …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Missing the Mark!” “…for all have sinned… falling short of the glory of God…” – Romans 3:23 Sinners and saints.  Good guys and bad ones. Friend or foe.  Winners and losers.  In or out?  Faithful or faith-less.  My, how we love to make distinctions. Oh, …

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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 …