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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 […]

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 […]

The Shortest & Most Powerful Verse

The Shortest & Most Powerful Verse

The Shortest & Most Powerful Verse: “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) As firefighters, we don’t like to admit that we often hurt. Not just a physical pain from our work but an inner torment. We often push down the emotions from the things we see, the struggles in our own lives, and the stress we experience. Then in one moment, we erupt as if our emotional pressure relief valve gives up. The tears come and they fall like rain. Perhaps, in […]

Bad Night? Time for a Change in Perspective

Bad Night? Time for a Change in Perspective

How often have you ever left the fire station beaten down after being up all night? “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28-29 Inevitably, someone will ask you “So, how was your night?” and we respond “We had a bad night.” This morning, as I left the fire station I contemplated the phrase “bad […]

by · July 9, 2014 · 4 comments · Daily Roll Call
Everyone Goes Home-Will your family be there?

Everyone Goes Home-Will your family be there?

Everyone Goes Home-Will your family be there? The fire service is an occupation like none other. It is one of brotherhood, sacrifice, and courage. It is a second family that we are grafted into the day we become a firefighter. As a firefighter we work many hours acquiring our necessary certifications, degrees, and work hard to maintain a level of combat readiness mentally and physically. A firefighter who is truly passionate about their calling possesses the ability to influence, change, […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Roll Call
Death and how it affects us

Death and how it affects us

Death and How it Affects Us- As firefighters, we witness death on a regular basis. Some even become numb to the effects of being near to it so often. We joke about it at the dinner table moments after witnessing tragedy seemingly untouched by what we just saw. Or so we thought… What happens when we lose a loved one?  What happens when tragedy strikes our own lives? What happens when our health fails? What happens when all we worked […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Daily Encouragement
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