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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION ~ 01 July 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/30/2012 4:59:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska


 


 

 

 

EXAMINING THE FOUNDATION


It was back in 1962, I'm told, when cracks began to appear in the 42nd story of a very expensive high-rise in Hong Kong. It had already withstood numerous typhoons. And there was no ready explanation for the cracks' sudden appearance. Yet there they were. Obviously, there had to be a problem somewhere. So a team of architects and structural engineers was called in to ferret out the cause.

Finally, one determined engineer stumbled upon the reason as he was prowling around the foundations deep in the basement. When he tapped the plaster, he noticed that some parts sounded strangely hollow. So he began systematically chipping away at the covering layer. And soon he had his explanation -- a large number of bricks had been removed from the building's foundation! But, why? Further investigation eventually led to a surprising revelation. It seems that, some years earlier, a night watchman had been building an addition to his house. To save on costs, he had loosened the mortar around a few bricks each night, removed them from the wall, wrapped them in old newspaper, and smuggled them out of the building at the end of his shift. He only took a few at a time. And no one had ever noticed. He didn't think it would make a difference. After all, he had been very careful to fill the breach with plaster. But an engineer could have told him differently. Though it might take years for such cracks to appear, the end result was inevitable once the foundation had been weakened. The building APPEARED sound, but, as is so often the case, an attractive exterior hid a potentially fatal flaw.

As Dr. Harold Sala commented, "...the cracks... don't always appear overnight, but when the foundation is tampered with, inevitably the superstructure will feel the effect." He was talking about family life, but you could just as easily apply those comments to our spiritual development... or to life in the wider community. The Psalmist asked, "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3) And who could forget the story Jesus told about the importance of foundations? (Matthew 7:24)

This week offers another perspective on the topic of "foundations" as millions of Americans celebrate Independence Day. And for those of us who are committed, from a FAITH perspective, to the pursuit of truth and justice, it offers an opportunity to reflect on the healthy ways that faith has often influenced our citizenship. I remember that Earl Warren, who later became chief justice of the Supreme Court, once admitted, "I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it." Our nation still has many flaws, and has frequently failed to live up to its lofty ideals. But, time and again, it has been our founders' vision of "freedom and justice for all" that has enabled us to overcome divisions and make a "course correction" without anarchy.

. This holiday, Independence Day, offers the opportunity to celebrate that vision, perhaps even to rediscover its religious roots. It was faith, not greed, that led the founders to "...hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights." It's a time for reflection and recommitment. A time to (as Isaiah says) "look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug." (51:1)

CAPT J. David Atwater, CHC, USN



 

 



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51 posted on 06/30/2012 8:47:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound...beautiful job, Frank Patterson.


52 posted on 06/30/2012 9:04:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: yorkie; HiJinx; MozartLover
Thanks, Troops and Vets, for your service to our country.



Josh Groban ~ You Raise Me Up

Thanks, unique, for the logo.


53 posted on 06/30/2012 9:05:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I like his version - but I will, of course, continue to post every Sunday the bagpipe version you so kindly offered to me! It's beyond compare and I have written in my funeral instructions that I want Amazing Grace played on the pipes at my grave-site, along with all the Celtic Tunes of Glory.

It's beyond the Witching Hour here - I have a half-glass of wine in front of me - when it's gone, I'm retiring. Until tomorrow, my dear friend Kathy!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

54 posted on 06/30/2012 9:16:59 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
There is something about the pipes......

God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


55 posted on 06/30/2012 9:20:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
Something to accompany your wine and bedtime.

Schubert: "Tantum Ergo"

56 posted on 06/30/2012 9:22:27 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Another of my favorites......

IL Divo ~ Amazing Grace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYMLMj-SibU


57 posted on 06/30/2012 9:26:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for our troop blessing.

Amazing Grace

Amen


58 posted on 06/30/2012 9:30:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for our troop blessing.

How Great Thou Art

Precious Memories


59 posted on 06/30/2012 9:36:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for our troop blessing.

Standing On The Promises

This World Is Not My Home


60 posted on 06/30/2012 10:06:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for our troop blessing.

What A Friend

Oh Happy Days


61 posted on 06/30/2012 10:22:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All; everyone

"See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is." -from THE BIBLE: Ephesians 5:15-17
Let's Read The Bible: Ephesians Chapter 5 (Read More...)

PERSECUTION.org - INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CONCERN" (Read More...)



62 posted on 06/30/2012 10:47:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for our troop blessing.

Peace In The Valley

Where No One Stands Alone


63 posted on 06/30/2012 11:02:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Cindy

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, Cindy.

Thanks for the links.

Rain clouds against the mountains just a couple miles away, but still some sun at the house. Showers expected over night.


64 posted on 06/30/2012 11:38:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I found your postings by accident tonight and am so glad I did.

My little dog died suddenly yesterday and I really miss him. Tonight, when I needed much spiritual reinforcement, God guided my fingers.

Some people say God doesn’t perform miracles anymore, but he does and just when they’re needed to most.

I don’t need burning bushes or parting of the sea to see God’s handiwork in the little things in the world, such as finding your posting.

May God bless all of us and especially those who give of themselves to better everyone’s life.


65 posted on 06/30/2012 11:58:54 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: jayrunner

Welcome to the Canteen, jayrunner.
Prayers of peace for you after the loss of your little dog.

A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours.


66 posted on 07/01/2012 12:21:14 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?

67 posted on 07/01/2012 1:40:06 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


68 posted on 07/01/2012 1:41:01 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...and a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours. Have a great Sunday.


69 posted on 07/01/2012 2:40:18 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



70 posted on 07/01/2012 2:46:33 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


71 posted on 07/01/2012 2:49:08 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Jet Jaguar; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; txradioguy; MEG33; The Sailor; Azbushgal; ...
God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


72 posted on 07/01/2012 2:51:34 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Sunday Morning Coffee Bump.


73 posted on 07/01/2012 3:52:33 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; CelticLass; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. Have a Blessed Lord's Day.





74 posted on 07/01/2012 5:27:46 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Have a great day, Arrow! We’ll want to hear how your first
day at the job went!

Gonna be hot again,but I think the East coast has us beat
this weekend! I feel bad for them!


75 posted on 07/01/2012 5:52:29 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!




Amazing Grace
(Click)


by John Newton


Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, .
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
.
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, Who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.





Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

76 posted on 07/01/2012 10:11:09 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



The Lord’s Prayer
Andrea Bocelli
(Click)

DEAR GOD, who suffered torment, agony,
and death upon the Cross to free our souls
from the chains of iniquity, protect and defend
our troops. Guide them in the performance of
their duties. Strengthen them to endure hard-
ship, danger and deprivation in Your service. Let
their efforts free the people of Iraq and Afghan-
istan from the chains of terror and slavery,
foster a lasting peace in the region, and bring all
to a greater share in Your Mercy.
Amen.







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

77 posted on 07/01/2012 10:41:57 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy!

{{HUGS}}


78 posted on 07/01/2012 10:57:24 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


THE NAVY HYMN
Eternal Father, Strong to Save
(Click)


The Marine Corps Verse:

Eternal Father, grant we pray
To all Marines both night and day,
The Courage, Honor, Strength and Skill
Their Land to serve, Thy Law Fulfill.
Be Thou the Shield forevermore
From every peril to the Corps!


This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalms 118:24(KJV)



A Blessed Lord’s Day To You And Yours!







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

79 posted on 07/01/2012 11:00:11 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


The King’s Singers

William Byrd – Haec Dies
(Click)


William Byrd – Beata Viscera Mariae Virginis
(Click)


William Byrd – Ave Verum Corpus
(Click)


Please let me know by Freepmail if you want to get on or off my music pinglist








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

80 posted on 07/01/2012 2:08:11 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


The King’s Singers

William Byrd – Laudibus in Sanctis
(Click)


William Byrd - Sing Joyfully
(Click)


Thomas Tallis – Te Lucis Ante Terminum
(Click)


Please let me know by Freepmail if you want to get on or off my music pinglist








Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

81 posted on 07/01/2012 2:29:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good afternoon, Arrowhead, and a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.


82 posted on 07/01/2012 3:40:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound.....love the pipes.

Hope you’ve had a little cooler day, Mac.....and acquired a new fan for upstairs.


83 posted on 07/01/2012 4:59:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: blackie

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and Barb. ((HUGS))


84 posted on 07/01/2012 7:06:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: All
Click the pic for ….

Hall of Heroes: Sgt Alvin C York



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.

85 posted on 07/01/2012 11:02:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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