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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 […]

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 […]

A Heart of Stone

A Heart of Stone

A Heart of Stone The world that we live in can often cause us to grow calloused and cold. We see so much violence and hatred that we become conditioned to it. Terrible things no longer shock us or impact us and as firefighters we treat the dilemmas of our own lives with a ‘tactical-practical’ mentality. There lies an inherent danger of becoming removed from ourselves. Before long, we wonder if we can even feel anything at all. In an […]

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 […]

photo courtesy Chief John Buckman

Modern Firefighter Behavior

The fire service is filled with information about modern fire behavior these days. Have we considered the importance of understanding the modern firefighter’s behavior? Do we recognize the signs of a hurting brother or sister? Coming alongside another who is hurting takes one of understanding. It requires empathy over sympathy for the injured party to confide or open up to us. In other words, we have to be able to relate. Simply put, Firefighters feel comfortable talking with other firefighters. […]

by · September 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Encouragement, Daily Roll Call
The Comfort of Brotherhood

The Comfort of Brotherhood

In this life, we are not promised an easy road and we know trials will come our way. We have hope in Christ knowing that the war has been won yet we must endure till we are called home.   In the midst of all the pain, grief, tears and tribulation how does one endure when our cries to God feel unanswered?  God loves us so much that He died for us so that we may have a relationship with Him. […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Encouragement, Daily Roll Call
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 […]

The Firefighter Rescue Plan: How to call for help?

The Firefighter Rescue Plan: How to call for help?

The Firefighter Rescue Plan: How to call for help? Let us consider each part of this scenario as one who has become lost in the ‘fires of life’: A sudden and unexpected calamity occurs in our life and we rush in to prevent any further harm without thought of a back-up plan.  Then the situation takes a turn for the worse and the world “collapses” around us. In this moment, we feel “pinned down” by the weight of this problem.  […]

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