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The T-Shirt Firefighter & the Bumper Sticker Christian

The T-Shirt Firefighter & the Bumper Sticker Christian

 The T-Shirt Firefighter and the Bumper Sticker Christian It is not uncommon to see a person wearing a T-shirt that indicates they are a firefighter. In many instances, the words or pictures on these T-shirts are not pleasant and are often proclaiming actions this individual isn’t living out. This often angers firefighters who take the craft of firefighting seriously. But what about our faith? Do we take it as seriously as our place in life as firefighters? What about those […]

Raising Our Children Well

Raising Our Children Well

Raising Our Children Well: The greatest lesson I have received in accountability and responsibility has been through the blessing of parenthood. God has shown me so much and continues to do so even through the eyes of a child. I have received my daily devotion while reading my daughter a children’s bible story. I have felt the weight of my own sin when my daughter has looked upon me when I have done wrong. I have realized that God is […]

The Firefighter Rescue Plan

The Firefighter Rescue Plan

Part 1: The Need to be Saved.“A Firefighter’s Interpretation of the Roman Road to Salvation” Every firefighter wants to save a life. It is not any firefighter’s wish that anyone should die. Our very existence is to save lives and property. In the course of our service to our fellow man we see many people saved and sadly we see many people lost. In those time when someone dies, we often question our efforts.  If we had gotten to them […]

In One Moment

In One Moment

Many of us complain through our joys rather than celebrate them… We fail to realize that our lives are but mere moments… And it’s up to us to either live with remorse or cherish them… In one moment, we stand before God at an altar… In one moment, we cannot believe that our marriage has faltered… In one moment, we hold a precious new born child… In one moment, we are signing papers over differences that can’t be reconciled… In […]

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 […]

The Rosecrance Florian Program

The Rosecrance Florian Program

Want to learn more about firefighter behavioral health and what we can do about it? Here’s your opportunity: If you have been following our posts, you all know that our mission is to encourage, inspire, & provide the critically needed resources for the members of the fire service. And as a part of this mission, it requires that we learn about valuable programs available to first responders to assist them. This may not seem like much but anyone who has […]

A Consuming Fire

A Consuming Fire

The shift ends, our bodies are tired but our spirits are at ease. The aches and pains of a tired and worn body is worth the contentment we receive by fulfilling our calling. Thus another day dawns and begins with the rising of the sun, rising of our bodies, but do our spirits rise as high as they once were? To be truthful, our hearts and minds often grow weary from all of the pain and frustration.  Our tears often […]

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 […]

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