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The Haz-Mat Rule of Relationships:

The Haz-Mat Rule of Relationships:

In the fire service, we are taught when dealing with hazardous materials incidents that we are to: Recognize, Notify, Identify, & Protect: In our personal lives, we will ultimately find that our environments are often hazardous to our health. We may be in the most vibrant, passionate, and fired up stage of our lives and yet be in an environment that does everything to poison, condemn, and cause us to doubt. We often forget, that we were made for a […]

Leadership: What’s Our Motivation?

Leadership: What’s Our Motivation?

It is apparent that leadership is a hot topic in the fire service today. One quick search on the internet reveals that leadership is something that is written about, lectured on, and taught on many different levels across our nation. Why is it that leadership is such a “hot topic”? Perhaps because it is painfully absent it most places. In this series we will address a definition of leadership that will set us apart. Let us begin: “What a waste […]

Where Words & Actions Meet

Where Words & Actions Meet

“For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” Romans 2:13, 15-16 We are living in a world where knowledge is available to anyone, at anytime, at the touch of a button. It is one thing to read a text but it is another to understand it. It is an even greater task to understand and then apply the knowledge that we absorb. […]

The Rescue of a Broken Heart:

The Rescue of a Broken Heart:

“Without realizing it, we often carry something around with us everywhere we go. We bring it out in our conversations and it shows up in our attitudes. It never really existed, yet it’s power lives among us and keeps us from moving forward.” Author unknown. A look, an act of omission, choosing to remove oneself, and the very lines on our face can tell more than many of us would like to admit about the condition of our heart. We […]

The eyes of our heart

The eyes of our heart

So many of us struggle with God. We talk and preach in casual ways with the most powerful name of all names. We speak of being blessed and say that we pray for others but do we truly understand what we are doing? In the midst of our own pain or ministering to others who are suffering we cry out to God in fervent prayer. We petition, We plead, we seek Him wholeheartedly and often say that we cannot hear […]

Chain of Command-Going Straight to the Chief

Chain of Command-Going Straight to the Chief

In the fire service, we follow the ‘chain of command’ in which we communicate to our immediate supervisor. We follow this out of respect and out of the knowledge we are not allowed to go directly to the Chief without representation. In our lives, we sometimes feel we cannot go to God with our troubles. We feel unworthy and that the distance between our hearts and God is too far. Let us consider for a moment what Jesus did for […]

Answering the Call

Answering the Call

As one soldiers on in sharing the love of Christ with others in the fire service there is a consistent theme in all humanity that we encounter. It is the encounter of the wounded and broken soul who has built walls around their heart in defense of the hurt in this world. Their eyes seem to cry out the Psalmist words “My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, but I find no rest.” Psalm 22:2 […]

Firefighters Values: A History Lesson

Firefighters Values: A History Lesson

Many of us look upon our symbols in the fire service today without much thought. But, did you know that the Maltese Cross is based upon the eight points of the Be-Attitudes from Jesus’s sermon on the mount found in the Gospel of Matthew? In the world today, many argue for the removal of God or any Faith based traditions. Perhaps we would all be wise to revisit our history as firefighters. Let us take a walk down memory lane […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Daily Encouragement, Daily Roll Call
#Firefighter Be-Attitudes

#Firefighter Be-Attitudes

#Firefighter Be-attitudes: Ask any firefighter that has been in the fire service for a few years what is their biggest struggle and you will often hear: “I am tired of the constant negativity that surrounds me and I know that it is having an effect on me. How can I be positive influence in such a negative environment?” Unfortunately, many firefighters fall victim to the trap of bad moral, negativity, and bitterness. Rather than focus on the negativity of others […]

Beauty out of the Ashes:

Beauty out of the Ashes:

Not too long ago, I had fallen victim to the poison of bitterness and even considered leaving the fire department. I would often ask “Does my service even matter anymore?” I heard a man speak by the name of Rick Lasky on Pride and Ownership. It was as if God told him to speak directly to me. I felt renewed and energized, but sadly I fell down again. It was not until one day in church when I cried out […]

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