Humble, TX Real Estate News

By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Saturday, August 27, 2011 Read Matthew 25:14-30 Well done, my good and faithful servant.  Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Father, thank you for giving me so many wonderful gifts! Help me to develop them to their greatest potential, and to use them all for your glory.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
  Sunday, August 14, 2011   Read:  Matthew 18:1-14   “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father…”   Lord, grant freedom and comfort to the millions who are enslaved and suffer throughout the world.  
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Wednesday, August 9, 2011 Read:  1 Kings 19:9-13 At the mountain of God, Horeb, Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter.  Then the Lord said to him, “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the Lord; the Lord will be passing by.” …After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.  When he heard this, Elijah hid his face. Jesus, I long to hear your voice.  Open my heart so that I can experience your presence each day.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Saturday, August 6, 2011 Read Matthew 16:24-28 What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?  Or what can one give in exchange for his life? Lord, I rejoice in you!  You have set me apart as a member of your people.  Let the truth of your calling sink deeply into my heart.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Friday, August 5, 2011 Read Psalm 95 Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.  Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to him. Jesus, I give you my heart.  Form me into your servant and let me be a rock for your people.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Texas housing market trending at 2009 levels Real estate markets nationwide reported steep drops after thefederal homebuyer tax credit expired last year, but Texas salescontinue to track alongside 2009 levels, according to the TexasQuarterly Housing Report. While the Lone Star State'ssecond-quarter sales fell 12% from a year earlier, Texas' totalsales volume of 58,795 homes was in line with 2009 levels,suggesting the market is maintaining a steady pace with orwithout federal stimulus. "Texas has dominated nationalheadlines for economic strength, which makes it clear therecovery continues in our state," said Jim Gaines, an economistwith the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, whichpublishes the report. "Given the impact of last year's taxcredits, I'm not surprised to see fewer sa...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Read Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness; in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.  Thoroughly wash me from my guilt and of my sin cleanse me.  Thank you, Jesus for loving me and for saving me from condemnation.  Keep me centered on you.  
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Read Matthew 14:22-36 Jesus spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid…”Come”… “Lord save me!”…He stretched out his hand and said “O you of little faith, why do you doubt?” Lord Jesus, I trust in your unfailing love.  Teach me to run to you first always.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Monday, August 1, 2011 Read Romans 8:35, 37-39 Brothers and sisters:What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine,or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? No, in all these things we conquer overwhelminglythrough him who loved us. Father, thank you that I can know you and enjoy your presence today! Help me to trust your promise, ‘I will,’ in every circumstance that I face today
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Sunday, July 31, 2011 Read Psalm 67 May God have pity on us and bless us; may he let his face shine upon us.  So may your way be known upon earth; among all nations, your salvation. Father, your grace is always enough for me.  Please give me a pure heart today, and strengthen me against temptation.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Saturday, July 30, 2011 Read John 11:19-27 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord if you had been here, my brother would not have died.  But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you”. Jesus, show me anything that threatens to come between me and my brother and sister.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Did you see this? NAR - 7 out of 10 renters see ownership as a priority According to the 2011 National Housing Pulse Survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®, 72% of renters surveyed said owning a home is a top priority for their future, up from 63% in 2010.  Seven in 10 Americans also agreed that buying a home is a good financial decision while almost two-thirds said now is a good time to purchase a home. The annual survey, which measures how affordable housing issues affect consumers, also found that more than three quarters of renters (77%) said they would be less likely to buy a home if they were required to put down a 20% down payment on the home, and a strong majority (71%) believe a 20% down payment requirement could have a negative impact on the housing mar...
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Read Matthew 13:44-46 Jesus said…”Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.  When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it”.  Jesus, pearl of great price, I love you!  You are the most precious treasure I could ever have.  I surrender my life to you.  I let go of everything so that I might love you fully.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Tuesday, June 26, 2011 Read Psalm 103 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he put our transgressions from us!  As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him. Lord Jesus, I come to you in grateful adoration.  I am amazed that you keep on loving me, no matter how many times I fall. Thank you for your mercy.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Monday, July 25, 2011 Read Matthew 13:44-52 The kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind.  When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets.  What is bad thy throw away.  Thus it will be at the end of the age. Father, you give me exactly the right amount of time and the right amount of grace to do what pleases you, today.  Help me joyfully to discover what that is.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Sunday, July 24, 2011 Read 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.”… “O LORD, my God,… Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart… to distinguish right from wrong. Father, fill me with your love today. I give you free rein to do whatever you want in me.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Saturday, July 23, 2011 Read Exodus 20:1-17 “You shall not take the name of the LORD, your God, in vain.For the LORD will not leave unpunished him who takes his name in vain. “Honor your father and your mother, that you may have a long life in the land which the LORD, your God, is giving you. Lord, light my faith with the light of your resurrection.  Speak to me, for I love to hear your voice.
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Thursday, July 21, 2011 Read Psalm 78 The Lord gave them bread from heaven...They tempted God in their hearts by demanding the food they craved.  Yes, they spoke against God, saying "Can God spread a table in the desert?" Lord Jesus, who are we that you should come to us in such a humble way?  I worship you, Lord, for your gift of divine life!
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Read Philippians 2:14-15 Do everything without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent.  Come, Holy Spirit, into my heart.  Transform my thoughts, intentions, and actions by your grace.  Let me do your will without grumbling so that your light will shine through me to others
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By Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
(ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District)
Sunday, July 17, 2011 Read Wisdom 12:13,16-19 There is no God besides you who have the care of all...For your might is the source of justice; your mastery over all things makes you lenient to all. Father, teach us all to grow together in unity and love.
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