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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 […]

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 […]

Asking Why?

Asking Why?

Asking Why: Firefighters often face situations with terrible circumstances, tragic outcomes, and despite our efforts many are lost.  We often carry the scars of that one call we will never forget buried in our hearts for all of our days. It weighs on us, dims our outlook, and begins to affect our daily lives. Then when hard times come in our own lives we cry out to God in anguish and despair asking the simple yet profound question  “Why God?”  […]

Open the Nozzle

Open the Nozzle

Falling back into the Fire: The line is stretched, charged, and the Company Officer is completing the 360. The crew begins to open the door and it’s locked. They begin the process of forcing the door. It is a hard task as their are many locks but their skill overcomes the strength of the lock. They make the push, flowing, and going knocking out the fire. Consider the parable of our own lives. We build our homes of security and […]

Cliche’ Words of Comfort

Cliche’ Words of Comfort

Have you ever suffered greatly? Have you ever been struggling with something so bad that you desperately needed someone to talk to? Then in your brokenness, you seek out help, and you cry out to someone who is a Christian. In the midst of your misery, you are pouring out your heart, and then the cliché advice begins to be shared. This person begins to slowly invalidate your entire existence. Each answer that they produce makes you feel small, and […]

Fighting the Devil Within by Don Prince

Fighting the Devil Within by Don Prince

We thank our brother for his bravery in sharing the following story. We hope that you are encouraged by his words… None of us ever wants to admit defeat. It is not in our nature. What makes it even more difficult for people like us is what we do. We are the ones going in, giving aid, support, sacrifices and sometimes even our lives in order to save others. We are supposed to be the invincible ones and for the […]

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