Class vs. Cost

I showed a couple of foreclosure homes for sale earlier today. I’m working with a first-time home buyer who is looking for a good deal. The second home we viewed was larger and a bit classier than the first one. The first one was one level and easier upkeep and in his mind less expensive regarding utilities.

Educated buyers should think ahead about the costs of maintaining a home. It’s OK to choose class, but there are always costs that go with it.

Our Contributions Matter

Today I have the opportunity to serve the school where my youngest son is a student. After getting call about a week ago about this event, I immediately checked my schedule and said yes. I had to move some things around.

I believe that we as parents have a responsibility to contribute to the schools that serve our children. I’m not just talking about school supplies – I’m talking support the administration, the teachers and even the superintendent and his staff.

I’m grateful for the opportunity and I will pray for wisdom and discernment so that maybe I’ll have some contributions to make.

Sometimes Today Seems Like Another Day

Have you ever had one of those days that seems like a different day. I’m sitting at home tonight after a busy and packed few days – and it feels like I should go back to work tomorrow. It’s really just Saturday though.  I guess we just get disoriented as to what day it is -especially if our routine is out of sequence. On one hand I have an extra day, on the other hand I could forget what I’m supposed to do today :-/

I’m just going  to have to check my calendar each day and reflect on my “to-do list” and maybe just maybe I’ll keep up with today, tomorrow and the day after that – I’m just saying!


Thankful For Freedom

I’m really excited that we have a whole weekend to celebrate the freedom we have here in the USA!  We are blessed beyond words to live in this country. Every single one us are standing on the shoulders of those who took chances and put their lives on the line before us.  With freedom comes responsibility.  We must not use our freedom to trample on others rights. Freedom finds a way to show respect.  We enjoy the freedom here in the USA of self-government. Paul Harvey used to save over and over that “self-government without self-discipline leads to self-destruction”. That’s a good word.  Live Free – Live Responsibly!

Dwayne Hicks

Thankful Heart

As I’m reflecting my life this morning – even though it’s tough some days – I’m cultivating a thankful heart. I was reminded of this passage…..

Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.  (Colossians 3:15 The Message)

I want to have a thankful heart today and every day – I must let the Word settle in my heart for that to happen.  That’s just where I’m at.

Pressing on!