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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 […]

The Gavel & The Cross: Which do we carry?

The Gavel & The Cross: Which do we carry?

The Gavel & The Cross: Which do we carry? In the world we live in today, we are inundated with information from the news, social media, and constant alerts on our electronic devices.  And many of us claim to be followers of Christ yet we often fail to consistently live out the claims of our faith in front of others who are watching carefully. Those who understand what a relationship with Jesus is about understand that we all fall short […]

Taking off the Helmet

Taking off the Helmet

Taking off the Helmet: In the moments that we serve, we often forget our place… We give, direct, lead, and we make a difference… We solve others problems in a moments notice… But then we go home to our wives, our husbands, and our families… We forget to take off the helmet, to remove our rank, to remember who we truly are… We give orders instead of giving love and support… We demand compliance with no Grace given to them […]

Why Suffering?

Why Suffering?

Why Suffering? Have you ever suffered at the hands of another?  Have you been ridiculed, slandered, and belittled for no reason other than the individuals ability be hateful? Have you felt anger well up inside your soul?  Have you felt the need to respond in a physical or verbal way that brings resolution to your own personal injustice? In these moments, it is the greatest challenge that our principles will face. In the moment when we are attacked, if we […]

The Shareholders Meeting

The Shareholders Meeting

The Shareholders Meeting: In a dimly lit room holding about thirty individuals from various countries, backgrounds, and experience levels all sat conversing their vested interest in a precious commodity. There were questions posed from those transitioning from one point of leadership to another. There were questions asked from those just beginning their journey in investing in this commodity. Thoughts were provoked, hearts were stirred, and the young and the elder sat at the same table without rank or recognition all […]

A Firestorm unlike any other…

A Firestorm unlike any other…

A Firestorm Unlike Any Other: “When good things happen to bad people, and bad things happen to good people it places us in great dismay. Things are often done to us that we have no control of. In these moments the tendency is to turn away from God, but in heaven’s name what are we to turn to?” (Ravi Zacharias) There will come a time in every individual’s life where those closest to them will be in great pain and […]

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