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About briangigee

Loves life; lives love! Bud and Doris' eldest son. Descendant of 'refiners' and 'reformers.' Husband to Margo. Father of 5. Grandfather to 2. Brother, uncle, friend and colleague. Working parish pastor. Became a naturalized Texan in February 2013.

THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!

And I heard my friend murmur…        “…this has got to stop!“ I was in Denver with my 27-year-old son last week when I saw the news of what was unfolding in Charlottesville.  Live and in color and … Continue reading

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Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego Get Fired Up for God

…and I heard them murmur… “How hot could it get?” Every once in a while, it can feel like you are in the middle of the furnace with fire all around you. It’s more than living in Texas in August.  … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING MEMORIAL DAY

REMEMBERING MEMORIAL DAY … and I heard her murmur… … ‘now don’t you forget what I told you…’ I was 12 years old.  It was 1966.  My grandmother’s older sister and her husband were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Aunt … Continue reading

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JESUS LOVED HIS MOMMA

JESUS LOVED HIS MOMMA! … and I heard him murmur… “Mother, behold your son; son behold your mother!” “When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son! … Continue reading

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IF IT WASN’T FOR EASTER…

… and I heard them murmur…              …“whadda ya mean he’s not here…” (a post-Easter edit to Sunday’s message of April 16, 2017) If it wasn’t for Easter, we would know nothing about Jesus… his story would have ended with … Continue reading

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ON ABANDONMENT

… And I heard them murmur…            …“I can’t believe he’s gone…” A young boy, Marcus, walked out the side door of his uncle’s home.  While the family gathered for a time of thanksgiving, he left … Continue reading

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ORDINARY TIME

And I heard him murmur… “I’m just wanting to have an ordinary day…” The church I serve calls this time of year ‘ordinary.’  I listen to my neighbors, I watch the news, I open my facebook page, scroll up the … Continue reading

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