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The Cultivation of Character

The Cultivation of Character

Have you ever noticed that people will stand up for just about anything except for their faith?  Why is this so? “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 The courage to face adversity and opposition is one of the most difficult types of courage to cultivate. For it often only grows through the challenges of adversity. Faith, like our bodies, must be exercised regularly to stay ready […]

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 […]

Is BroHERhood Dead?

Is BroHERhood Dead?

Is Brotherhood dead? Perhaps you have heard or even said this statement before: “BrotHERhood is dead!” Really? First of all, what is brotHERhood?  Is it the unmistakable bond shared by firefighters that cannot be explained but must be lived?  Is it the sacrifices shared by the collective hearts of those who carry one another’s burdens thereby fulfilling the law of Christ? (See Galatians 6:2) Is it the gift of one another’s unwavering presence not only in a fire but when […]

This is My Fire House

This is My Fire House

Welcome to my fire house, it is like no other…   Here we answer the call of the needy, the hurting, and bring calm to the chaos…   This is my fire house, a place of provision, security, and accountability all in one…   Here we eat together, pray together, play together, and share our burdens…   This is my fire house, it is like no other for only here can we be real with one another…   Here we […]

Do you believe?

Do you believe?

My hands are lifted to a burning window with arms outstretched wide… My answer to your hurt, my comfort to your suffering, is before your eyes… My words have been imprinted upon your heart since long ago, yet you turn away… My love has been long since shown for you yet you return to the flames… I promised you that I would never leave you nor forsake you… Yet I have stood here amidst the pain, the torment, and all […]

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 […]

Your Window of Opportunity 

Your Window of Opportunity 

In our lives, have you ever noticed that we often self impose limitations upon ourselves thereby diminishing our God given capacity?  We find excuses based on social judgements, our age, our physical characteristics, or we discredit our own intellectual potential. This can occur for a variety of reasons. The following two reasons occur most frequently: Our environment- One who is passionately pursuing excellence often suffers when their environment is in turmoil, is negative and condemning, and those in our fellowship […]

Dedication, Discipline, & Discipleship

Dedication, Discipline, & Discipleship

The fire service will always be a profession of continual learning, training, and education. It is a part of the very identity of the fire service. Our citizens call for help and firefighters respond no matter what the emergency may be. This implies that firefighters must be ready for anything so their learning must be continuous. We are continually adding services to our already large service delivery model requiring a constant discipline of training, education, and development. In the face […]

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 […]

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