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HIDALGO COUNTY HEALD FRIDAY. AUGUST 27.2010 '11 Just A Thoght Is By RICK K~FT We all ~ave guardrails in our lives. Whee are yours located? Hopefully you dan't run into your own ,uardrail. But if you do. it is betterthan not hav- ing the gaardrail to be- gin with and driving into whatlies beyond it. Somer or later, it will be necessary for you to pay attention to where your guardrails are. Hopefully in the life you five you don't wander anywhere close to them. I heard a series of Riek Kraft sermons by Andy Stanley of North Point church outside At- lanta. Georgia. The theme for his tzlks was "'guardrails." He de- fined a guardrail as a system de- signed to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off limit areas. Guardrails provide bound- aries to keep you from traveling into an area that you shouldn't, travel into. They serve a purpose. No one randomly puts guardrails up in the middle of an open field. Guardrails are strategically located at the edge of danger. You find them on bridges or on" sides of mountains to keep you from falling off the edge or on medi- ans to protect you from oncom- ing traffic. The idea behind a guardrail is that if we hit one. less damage occurs than if there is no guardrail there. Most people don't pay attention to a guardrail unless they need one. We travel down the road all the time, passing guardrails and we don't even know they are there. Sometimes guardrails are an invisible compo- nent of our life because we aren't looking for them. At other times, we celebrate their existence and they help us to feel safe and secure. For the most part. we like to stay away from guardrails as they rep- resent an area that is off limits and not to be navigated. Guardrails are not located in a dangerous zone. They are gen- erally located between you and the zone you are to stay out of. You know that you are getting too close to a guardrail when you start applying your brakes. Typi- cally, we don't run into a guard- rail head on. We wander close to it and then decide what we want to do next. Let me apply this analogy for today's message. You have guard- rails in your life in countless ar- eas including spiritual, financial. relational, moral, ethical, profes- sional, and in your family. A verse in the Bible found at Colossians 3:5 addresses some areas where we need guardrails, "Put to death. therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immo- WHAT A CHILD LEARNS ABOUT VIOLENCE A CHILD LEARNS FOR LIFE. With Love, Mom, Great Grandma, Great Grandpa Bones, Grandpa, Uncle Johnny & Chato life rality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry." I would venture to guess that you would never kill another per- son. Because of your upbringing and the responsible life you live, you have a guardrail between you and murder. You probably don't give murder much thought so you don't drive anywhere close to that guardrail. You really don't need to worry about applying your brakes to prevent yourself from murdering another. Most of you would never consider breaking into another's home and carrying off valued possessions that belong to another...this is on the other side of your guardrail..Again, since it is not something you would con- sider doing, you don't need to worry about your brakes. But let's place you in a de- partment store and say the cash- ier who checks you out gives yoia back an extra $10 bill and you realize it when she is handing you your change. Do you keep it or give it back? Where is your guard- rail? Here you may need to de- cide if you apply your brakes or if you move your guardrail. Maybe keeping the $10 is well within your guardrail and you don't think a second thought about keeping the money. Now let's place you in a situ- ation where you are married and are on an out of town trip and a member of the opposit~ sex wants to spend time alone with you~, What boundaries do you have? Are your guardrails clear so that you don't place yourself in a tempting situation or do you con- sider moving your guardrails? Maybe you have no guardrails at all in this situation. You make a bad decision, and you never think twice. What about visiting a site on the internet that you shouldn't visit? Where are your guardrails? If you do it once, is it easier to do it a second time? Or a third time. Does succumbing to the tempta- tion cause you to move your guardrails and feel no remorse? Remember the definition of guardrails: a system designed to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off limit areas. In each of the above situations, dif- ferent people respond differently. Some define their behavior as acceptable and well within their guardrails. Others avoid the dan- gerous and off limits behavior b3f applying their brakes or simp!~ driving the opposite direction when a guardrait appears. Oftentimes human nature tells us to get as close to the guardrails as we can. If we do s( we are putting ourselves m a zone where we are much more likeb to move past the guardrail. Guil usually means we have struck o~ moved a guardrail. If a guardrail is ignore{ enough times, you develop a neu standard of behavior. The good news is that by making good choices you can reestablish your guardrails back to where they need to be. My challenge to you is to recognize the guardrails in your life. Locate them strategically to keep you from making bad deci- sions or driving past them into a danger zone. There is plenty of life that can be lived and enjoyed within the guardrails. If you stay away from the guardrails in your life, you don't need your brakes at all: There is a whole world out there that is "in bounds" and that ybu can fully enjoy without ever having to consider applying your brakes, Just a thought... Rick Kraft is a motivational speaker, a published author, and an attorney. To submit comments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to rkraft @ kraftandhunter, corn mailto:thekraftlawfirm @ aol. corn or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, New Mexicg,. 88202. : 0850. CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM PLAYAS CHILD CARE Playas Child Care Center announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. All children in attendance will be offered the same meals with no physical segregation of, or other discriminatory action against any child because of race, color, age, national origin, sex or disability. If you feel you have been discriminated against, write immediately to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). Children who are members of FDPIR fQod disti'ibution program in Indian reservation or food stamp households are automatically eligible t.o receive free meal benefits. STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY (EFFECTIVE FROM JULY 1, 2010 to JUNE 30, 2011) FREE MEALS REDUCED PRICE MEALS HOUSEHOLD YEAR MONTHLY WEEK HOUSEHOLD YEAR MONTHLY WEEK SIZE SIZE 1 14,079 1,174 271 1 20;036 1,670 386 2 18,941 1,579 365 2 26,955 2,247 519 3 23,803 1,984 458 3 33,874 2,823 652 4 28,665 2,389 552 4 40,793 3,400 785 5 33,527 2,794 645 5 47,712 3,976 918 6 38,389 3,200 739 6 54,631 4,553 1,051 7 43,251 3,605 832 7 61,550 5,130 1,184 8 48,113 34,010 926 8 "68,469 5,706 1,317 for each add'l +4,862 +406 +94 for each add'l+6,919 +577 +134 family member family member m / lllllllm tlIIIIR Lordsburg, NM redi;C.P;;7 575-542-8989 the businesses, community, family and friends for all the donations of prizes, money, prayers and everyone's kind words of encouragement during our most difficult times. Too many to name, but all ofyou are always remembered and greatly appreciated. Another thankyou to our neighbors, Duane and luanita, the Flores and Talavera Families, who have been very. helpful with ouryard and keeping an eye on our house 'lii-, while we have been gone. r!il The winner of the rifle raffle was Richie Renteria.f Thankyou to everyone who purchased tickets. . --A Picture From The Past Submitted by EDMUND SAUCEDOILordsburg Miguel Saucedo (standing) and his brother. Domingo Saucedo. Aguascalientes. Mexico. circa 1900. A third 15rother. Daniel, a tailor in Aguascalientes, is not pictured. Domingo Saucedo was the father of the late Heriberto Saucedo of Lordsburg. In the 1920s. Domingo Saucedo had a general store in Valedon. a mining community south of Lordsburg. In 1927. Heriberto left Aguascalientes and joined his father in Valedon. When mining op- erations ended in Valedon in the early 1930s. Domingo relocated his business to Lordsburg on 'A' Street. He also built the Azteca Hall. & popular entertainment and dance hall. also on 'A' Street. Because of hard times during the Great Depression. Domingo eventually went out of.business and moved to El Paso. Heriberto remained in Lordsburg and married Aurora Verdugo in 1933. and together started the Saucedo grocery business m Lordsburg. IT'S LIKE ALLTHE HOLIDAYS ROLLED INTO ONE SEPTEMBER IQTH - 26TH CLOSED Wlm~YS ~ TtJZS4~ in Albuquerque PRCARODEO-CONCERTSERIES " AUG. Take off the coat of worry, depression, discouragement, etc. and put on praise! Lord's Living Water Lighthouse Ore.. 807 Duncan Highway (US 70) ~ Lordsburg ~ (575) 590-0143 -- Sunday Morning Service" 10:40 AMalways casual!