Friday, January 05, 2007

Peace of the Pie

Lawrence Welk, The Wonderful World of Disney, George and Wheezy Jefferson fighting...these are the TV memories of my childhood.

Last night, Kim and I joined about twenty other families (10 from our church and 10 from the community!) and experienced our first class session of Financial Peace University. So far today, I've paid off all our debt (including our mortgage), saved enough money for our girls to attend Harvard, and given a sizable check to the local homeless shelter. Well...actually...I've not spent any money at Starbucks (notice I didn't say - I've not drank anything from Starbucks...), I went home and ate lunch instead of going out to eat, and I decided not to play golf today (despite the fact I only have to pay $15 cart fee) in an effort to tighten our financial belt. (My physical belt needs no tightening.)

Anyway, all this to say I'm so excited about this class and the way I'm confident that God will use it to liberate my family and so many others in the area of finances. The borrower is a slave to the lender and I must confess that despite making more than ever, Kim and I have borrowed more than ever. This will change! Although the changes won't be easy, they will be right. Although they won't come quickly, they will come! Although we might be eating beans, they won't burn on the grill!

We're moving on up!
Sing with me:

We're a movin' on up,
(We're a movin on up.)
To the east side.
(Mo-vin on up.)
To a de-luxe apartment,
In the sky-.
Mo-vin' on up
(Mo-vin on up.)
To the east side,
(Mo-vin on up.)
We finally got a piece of the pie.

Fish don't fry in the kitchen,
A beans don't burn on the grill.
Took a whole lot of trying
Just to get up that hill.
Now we're up in the big leagues,
Gettin our turn at bat.
As long as we live
It's you and me baby.
There ain't nothing wrong with that.

We're a moving on up
(Mo-vin on up.)
To the east side,
(Mo-vin on up.)
To a de-luxe apartment
In the sky-.
Mo-vin on up
(Mo-vin on up.)
To the east side.
(Mo-vin on up.)
We finally got a piece of the pie!

One final thought: If George and Wheezy made so much money, why couldn't Wheezy afford a throat lozenge?


Nicole said...

Yea, not sure now that I think about it. She definetely neede one though.

I LOVED singing the song. And yes, I did really sing!

B-Rock said...

so, I live close to you and I want to can I get such cheap golf?