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Talking About Suicide Can Help You Avoid It

Talking About Suicide Can Help You Avoid It

Sometimes, the pain can be too much to bear. It feels like you don’t have any way out of the difficulties you’re facing, and it seems will only worsen over time. That’s why you started thinking about suicide.   But suicide isn’t the answer, and there is help. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-TALK (or 800-273-8255), a local emergency room, or even just dial 911. You know that suicide isn’t the right choice, and these resources […]

Pride or Purpose? Which do you seek?

Pride or Purpose? Which do you seek?

Amidst the greatest profession in the world lurks the greatest threat to its very existence… It sneaks in ever so slowly, almost unnoticed… It’s spoken of quite highly, written about, and is often the measurement of a firefighter’s passion…   It is a word, a word that has been twisted, and misused… It is the word Pride!   Pride is used in phases such as:   “Take Pride in the craft” “Pride and Ownership” “Pride is what separates the hypocrite […]

The Keynote Speech of Our Life

The Keynote Speech of Our Life

I recently had the blessing of listening to mentor and friend offer a keynote speech. Those of us in the fire service have probably heard many of these motivating speeches given by passionate fire service leaders but this one impacted me quite differently. What was the difference in this one versus all of the other powerful, motivating, and encouraging speeches I had heard before? The difference was this: Relationship! Let me explain, I witnessed my friend over the course of […]

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 Unappreciated

The Unappreciated

There comes a time in everyone’s life where all their efforts seem to be failing… There comes a time when nothing seems to work out despite our valiant efforts… There comes a time when disaster strikes those closest to us that do well, while the wicked live on and prosper… There comes a time when leaders will abuse their authority, slander & lie, promote mediocrity, and allow certain individuals who “fall in line” to break the rules while they discipline […]

The Forgotten Ones

The Forgotten Ones

It is a commonly known fact that those that care for others the most often receive the least care or concern in return…   It is commonly known that those who give the most of themselves, who bear their souls, and lift up others in prayer often suffer in silence with their own struggles of sin and pain…   To those who call out from the depths of despair… When you have walked through the darkness of your circumstance… Take […]

Not So Rapid Intervention 

Not So Rapid Intervention 

As firefighters, we understand that no other words on the radio bring more intensity and emotion than these: “May Day, May Day…” Yet, we also know that the rescue of our own is often the most difficult and least successful in some instances due to the obstacles we face in order to rescue them. We understand it takes numerous firefighters to rescue one and the effort is not as the acronym implies as “Rapid.” But what about when we see […]

Opposition or Opportunity

Opposition or Opportunity

Opposition or Opportunity: “A clue to life’s meanings are hidden in life’s relationships.” Ravi Zacharias In this life, it is truly a blessing to have friends and family who support, love, and counsel each other out of Christ’s love. But what about when we interact with others who are harsh, obstinate, and speak hateful words to others? We tend to react with anger and want to be harsh with them also. Have we considered that we, in our past, we’re […]

The Mission Statement 

The Mission Statement 

The Mission of Bringing Back Brotherhood: Do you have a mission statement? Do you understand what your purpose is? In life, we often need maps to get where we are going yet many choose to journey through life without seeking their true purpose. I encourage you to seek the one who made you and find your true purpose, your mission, and your fulfillment: Jesus Christ. So how did I find my mission statement? The fire service had become a spiritual […]

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