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The Ultimate Rejection

The Ultimate Rejection

In our lives, as we strive to make a difference we often come to a very dangerous crossroads.  We work, sacrifice, and pour our passionate efforts into the development and improvement of our world. We give of ourselves in ways we never thought possible not even realizing how much of ourselves we have given away in the process. And then it happens… All of our work, all of our efforts, and all that we have developed is suddenly taken from […]

When Our World Falls Apart…

When Our World Falls Apart…

Is life tearing your world apart? In the middle of our broken moments…. When we are at our lowest… Remember the power of a kind word spoken… Think of those who are also at the end of their rope… When life attacks and we feel that we are spent… What if we spoke words of peace and encouragement? By choosing love instead of anger… We are rescuing others from danger… By practicing hope in the face of adversity… We lift […]

In a Battle? Time to Get to Higher Ground!

In a Battle? Time to Get to Higher Ground!

In the midst of the storms of this life, have we considered how well we are communicating with the One who controls the winds and the waves? In the middle of the firefight when the flames are raging, how well are we communicating with the Ultimate Incident Commander? “Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me for in you my soul takes refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to […]

And We Prayed

And We Prayed

An offering of my heart to God out of gratitude for my family: Several years ago, I fell upon the ground and cried… I begged for God for a love that only He could provide… In my weary heart, is where I submitted to His love… Unaware that my life was under His divine guidance from above… We met seemingly by chance with our guarded hearts… A conversation in a coffee shop was our simple start… After that day, we […]

A Burden Never Meant For Us To Carry:

A Burden Never Meant For Us To Carry:

A man sits with his head in his hands weeping. He has just suffered the loss of his wife in a tragic accident.  In one moment, they were together and in the next a car struck her, taking her young life. As I checked for a pulse in a lifeless and broken body I knew there was no hope for her. I turned to see his eyes only to hear him say: “Why aren’t you helping her?” I stood with […]

When God Whispers To Our Hearts

When God Whispers To Our Hearts

When God Whispers to Our Heart: There are moments of regret that I experience from time to time… They are inescapable, unforgettable, and their memory forever etched into my mind… These moments are few but so powerful for they have to do with my own ignorance… I pray so often that God will draw near to me… I pray that in some divine way that He will speak to me.. And yet I forget that when He speaks I am […]

We the Post Traumatic Souls

We the Post Traumatic Souls

We the Post Traumatic Souls: In most cases, the world looks upon its public servants with high regard. There are a few that abuse the position, tarnish its reputation, and damage the public’s trust. As a whole, less than ½ of 1% of public servants abuse their place of public trust. This is percentage better than doctors, lawyers, and even our clergy. Yet, in the midst of such great trust and such great responsibility there is something that the public […]

Minimum Standards Maximum Requirements

Minimum Standards Maximum Requirements

Minimum Standards Maximum Requirements:   As a firefighter who has served many years, many can say that they have seen numerous examples of firefighters and employees. A firefighter can be defined as one who lives out their calling consistently, gives without though of recognition, and is always working to improve their capabilities to serve their fellow man.   An employee, may be considered as one who only seeks to meet the minimum standards. In many cases there are those who […]

The Furnace of Adversity 

The Furnace of Adversity 

The Furnace of Adversity: One who studies leadership will continue to find this scene repeated time and time again throughout history:  Leaders will be attacked. No matter whether the leader is one of integrity or one of falsehood it is a verifiable fact that leaders will be attacked, persecuted, and falsely accused. In fact, the greater the moral integrity or dedication to one’s calling the greater the opposition one can expect.  The greater the achievements for the sake of the […]

Suicide on the Installment Plan

Suicide on the Installment Plan

Suicide on the Installment Plan: “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. Many times, we overlook the distant look in a fellow firefighter’s eyes. Slowly, with the constant assault on our heart we begin to die on the inside.  It begins with […]

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