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By Rev. Dr. Brian Bigee “THINGS THAT MAKE FOR PEACE” A blessed 12 Days of Christmas to you all!  Thanks to all the people in this corner of God’s kingdom who keep the lights shining on our homes and in our yards to remind everyone of “the light who has …

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Honorable Work By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee I walked in early to the Kroger store to buy some smoked salmon and a box of cereal.  The cupboards were bearer than I had noticed yesterday.  After all, Thanksgiving was over 10 days ago, and breakfast is the most important meal of …

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“DEATH VALLEY” By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee Death Valley.  Not the one in California.  Death Valley Not the one in Baton Rouge.  Death Valley as in the part of our hearts and minds that comes alive this time of year just when we thought we’d put it all to rest.  …

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee                                             “Important Things” My early years from infancy to high school were in NE Ohio.  The community was just outside of Youngstown and goes by name of Austintown, a place much like the Pearland …

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By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “UPS AND DOWNS” It’s 5:06 am.  In the morning.  My street is dark; but the neighbors’ houses are all lit up and it feels safe going out to pick up the newspaper from the driveway.  The paper deliverer hit a bullseye right between the cars.  …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “On Transformation” As recorded in Luke 17, Jesus once said to his closest friends… “Hard trials and temptations are bound to come.” (The MESSAGE).  It’s one of my favorite verses in the Bible.  He didn’t say… ‘might not,’ or ‘should not’… but rather Jesus said… …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE Practicing God’s Presence A long time ago, Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, was quoted saying, “Practice does not make perfect. PERFECT practice is what makes perfect.” Let’s hear it for the cheese heads! J.J. Watt might agree… because if you practice something incorrectly, over …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “ON SEEING AND BELIEVING” St. Paul wrote to his Hebrew friends… “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.- Hebrews 11:1 This is one of those stories that challenges the old saying… “perception is reality.”  I’ve …

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Will You Say No To Free Money? As per the Friendswood City Council Meeting on Sept 11 (re: item #17 aka Galv. County Bond in November), the angst of #17 was some members of Council do not think the County is sending ‘enough’ money back to Friendswood in the coming …

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By Cheryl E. Johnson, PCC Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Although I was warned not to say anything about Friendswood ISD’s Tax Ratification Election (TRE), as the County “Cut Tax” Assessor Collector, I have a duty to the voters who count on me to be their voice. So, I read …