Category Archives: Foundations

Foundations: Ferocity

Fierceness is not the same as cruelty. Our fierceness is what gives us the energy to want to change things in a positive direction. It’s also what mothers feel when somebody attacks their children. And that’s a healthy thing. We … Continue reading

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Foundations: Deepest Chord

Can you think of certain songs or pieces of music in which you become aware of the very lowest bass notes that are being struck through the piece?  Very often, we can enjoy music and barely notice, if at all, … Continue reading

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Foundations: Jetties – A Foundation for Life

1951 – Age2½ These rocks form jetties.  A jetty is “a pier or other structure projecting into a body of water to influence the current or tide or protect a harbor or shoreline”.  I cannot recall a childhood summer without … Continue reading

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Foundations: Growth

When I look at my children, it is easy for me to see the growth that has taken place over what seems to be a very short period of time.  It often feels as though I blink, and they evolve.  … Continue reading

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Foundations: Fear and Latin Music

I am fortunate in that many of my early childhood experiences have provided me with healthy foundations. They are essential to who I am and who I hope to become, but every once in a while I come across something … Continue reading

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Foundations: Clouds

In several conversations recently other individuals (and interestingly, young adults) have expressed what I have come to see as a most helpful perspective in life–so much so that I consider it a foundational perspective–one that really helps sustain the rest … Continue reading

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Foundations: Easter

“Happy Easter.”  It’s been said to me in every business and public place that I have been for the last 48 hours.  The person saying it is doing it as a cheerful wish and greeting that clearly seems to fit … Continue reading

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Foundations: Triumph

A jar full of vinegar stood there, so putting a sponge soaked in the vinegar on a hyssop stick they held it up to his mouth.  After Jesus had taken the vinegar he said, “It is accomplished,” and bowing his … Continue reading

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Foundations: Relationship

“Jesus said to his mother: “Woman, this is your son.” Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.” John 19:26-27 We do not choose the family we are born into.  We do not choose the family that raises … Continue reading

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Foundations: Salvation?

“Indeed, I promise you,” he replied, “today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43 Each of the gospel writers tell the story of Jesus’ dying words very differently.  We should understand that each is trying to convey “good news” … Continue reading

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