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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 …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Christmas PEACE” “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27 In the Fall of 1972, I bought a plaque …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Christmas LOVE” “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful, arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; not rejoicing in wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “Christmas HOPE” “Yet this I call to mind   and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.” -Lamentations 3:21-22 Let’s turn our eyes to Christmas!  Yes… Christmas.  Finally! Thank God… as I have no comments about the …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “Thanksgiving LOVE” “Let love be genuine. Hate what is evil; hold fast to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”                 -Romans 12:9-10 Thanksgiving Day won’t arrive soon enough!  Thanks be to God as some are thinking most …

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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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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE  “The Full Armor of God” ‘Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against …

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “Proverbial Goodness!” (last in a series of four articles focusing on ancient proverbs from the Bible and the sayings of other cultures.) “I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.  27 Cause me to understand the way of your …