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Oct
08

Cornerstones and Cribs by Miz Pink

What I’m really gonna talk about today is foundations and nurseries, really (hey, I’m pregnant and about to pop any day now…kid related stuff is consuming my brain and everything is in kid metaphors these days for me). But “foundations and nuseries” didn’t have the alliteration kick I was lookin for, so “cornerstones and cribs it is”!

So what the hecky-hoo am I blabbing about anyway?

It’s just the way I’m seeing things these days. We need firm foundations in our lives if we’re going to be worth a lick ‘o salt. If what we do is gonna matter, we have to base it on something strong. If we plan to stand for something, we have to have something firm to stand on.

I’ve had two other kids before the upcoming one. Mini Pink #1 and Mini Pink #2 didn’t not come into the world without a nursery waiting for them. The nursery might not have been quite as together as I wanted it to be, but it was there. There were onesies and diapers and blankets and someplace where they would be able to sleep. Even with the first husband, who I didn’t get along with from pretty much the moment after we got hitched, we had some kind of nursery ready for Mini Pink #1. And Sir Pink and I were pretty well on top of things for Mini Pink #2. This time, we’re scary ready, with mobiles and monitors and all sorts of doo-dads and a nice neutral color for the nursery since we are still going for the surprise factor on Mini Pink #3’s gender. A new life was coming into the world, and it needed a good start with all the basics in place at the very lease.

For something as important as your life, your legacy, your stands on major issues, your philopsophical outlook on life, how you treat people, what kind of work you will pursue…doesn’t it make sense to be prepared?

For the building that is your life, you need a strong cornerstone but most importantly a good foundation. And this is something Jesus told us quite clearly:

The Wise and Foolish Builders 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” (Gospel of Matthew, chapter 7, verses 24-27)

Far as I’m concerned, there is no better foundation to build on than God and Jesus.

A shame that so many people who call themselves Christians don’t really build on that foundation, and are willing to spread lies, spew hate and do violence all while telling us they do it for God.

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Deacon Blue is the blogging persona of editor and writer Jeffrey Bouley. The opinions of Jeff himself on this blog, and those expressed as Deacon Blue, in NO WAY should be construed as the opinions of anyone with whom he has worked, currently works, or will work with in the future. They are personal opinions and views, and are sometimes, frankly, expressed in more outrageous terms than I truly feel most days.

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