Foundation

It’s a good thing I’m multi-lingual. I speak English (my native tongue) Spanish, Dog, Horse, Cow, Chicken, and Llama. I am also leaning to speak sheep, but the subjunctive tense is really difficult to grasp! But speaking sheep is for a future post.

One morning the dogs were clearly letting me know that there was a chipmunk under the propane tank.

Very loudly and persistently.

We have two 500 gallon propane tanks that are hooked together. We only have to fill up once a year. My husband made a framed, concrete pad for each tank, to keep them level and stable.

Well the way the dogs were talking, I had to go see. Two of the dogs actually dug under one of the pads exposing a good size hole underneath. We had to fill it in with ¾ inch gravel and then put big rocks around that to prevent further digging. And to prevent upsetting the propane tank.

One of our local television channels has also been advertising a company that comes out and repairs the foundation under your home. A shifting foundation prevents windows from opening, cracks in your walls, problems with your water and sewer lines and more. Not having a firm foundation can be costly.

Yesterday I received an email from a local church that asked for prayer for someone who was in the ICU from an attempted suicide. Earlier this month I saw on the news that the CFO of Bed, Bath and Beyond committed suicide by falling to his death from a New York City skyscraper, after being fired from his position.

It makes me sad that it seems the CFO’s identity was based on what he did, and not on Whose he was.

Since 2000 there has been a 30% increase in suicides, which is one person every 11 minutes.

That just makes me sad, and my heart goes out to those who are left behind trying to figure out why. I am no way making any judgments here, it just deeply saddens me and makes me ever more vigilant to be aware of those I come across each day. If I am able to give them something that might encourage them, maybe it will let them know they are loved, and not take such a drastic course of action. I would love to hear their story when I arrive in heaven that it was my kindness that helped change their mind.

Maybe it might open a door for a conversation where I can pray with them and tell them about Jesus so they can discover the One True Hope, Solid Rock, and Firm Foundation that they can rest upon.

Which makes me want add another language to my multi-lingual list. The language of love and hope. I want to speak life into someone else so that they will find out for themselves, there is always an alternative. I want people to have a firm foundation, because not having one can be very costly.

Will you join me in spreading a message of life and hope to those around you today? You might have a great impact on someone!

If you are having suicidal thoughts, contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 for support and assistance from a trained counselor. https://988lifeline.org/

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29 thoughts on “Foundation

  1. And lambs…(baby sheep) who still have baby sheep talk say….dis gwass yucky!
    Seems to me, you just DID speak a language of love, hope and a positive answer for the struggling. Keep it up! Love you, you are light in the darkness.

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    1. Thanks, I was having a hard time deciding to even post it, because I know it is a difficult subject, but the Holy Spirit kept putting it in my heart, so I just prayed really hard as I was writing it that it would help someone, and be an encouragement. And I thank you for your encouragement.

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  2. This is the time for hope and love. No one can resist love. So often people lose hope and take a permanent solution to a temporary problem. One person showing care makes all the difference. Abundant blessings to you!

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  3. This really hit home for me personally on several points. There is a stigma set by the world around men having to appear powerful and strong and never show any weakness that is in direct conflict with the gospel that tells us to confess our weaknesses and sins to one another so that we can be healed. The enemy uses this so effectively against men who only find value and purpose in proving their own strength — and so many suffer mental health issues that steal, kill and destroy.

    I’m very grateful to have several men that I can confess and pray together with, and that I am able to share my weaknesses and my testimony publicly via multiple outlets for the glory of God.

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