Friday, November 22, 2019

One Day At A Time

This week I have realized more than ever how important it is to take one day at a time.

Circumstances happen where we don’t have any control over it so taking one day at a time is all we got.
In Matthew 6:34 Jesus Christ said do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself, each day has enough trouble of its own. There is nothing truer than that. Amen!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Great Beauty

We see all around us beauty in nature like the flowers and the trees along with the animals; however, we don’t see ourselves often as being beautiful which we are by the way.

One of the true battles we have is seeing who we are and how we can be part of this beauty of nature. Think of yourself in a positive way as being beautiful no matter what others may see.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

She is Back

I picked up mother and brought her home around 11 o’clock in the morning. She had a little trouble but not bad at all going down the stairs.

The trouble happened at night when getting her into bed. It was very hard to do so but I did get her into bed. This morning getting out of bed was much better, to say the least. So we hope this will be better for us for the road ahead. A nurse will be coming today to evaluate her.

So now I am back to my main purpose right now. The times won’t be always good but necessary. I hope you are having a good day. Amen!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Going Back To Normal?

Today Mom will be coming home from the rehab center after almost two months since her fall. Neither one of us figured it would be this long for her return.

Mom is reluctant to walk down the stairs to the apartment. She has been practicing with the physical therapist and me but not still sure whether she can or not. I told her that I will be right there so she won’t fall.

Today should be back to normal I think. The days ahead will not be quite normal since home-care providers will be coming at least twice a week to give assistance. Anyway, we will see how the days ahead will go.

Monday, November 18, 2019


I find it interesting when some people remember things that I don’t at all. Sometimes mention those I don’t either.

It is always good to talk about memories even the ones not sure of or about people don’t remember either.  The best is to find out when or where you knew them.

On Saturday I ran into a gal who I grew up with but I don’t see too often. It is nice the times I have though. We talked about what is going on in our lives. She was glad my mother is getting out of the rehab center tomorrow. We do keep up to date on a regular basis through Facebook; however, it is nice to hear the voice that goes with the face.

That is the thing I enjoy about going shopping I usually run into someone I know whether it is often or not. It is good to encourage the other person as well as finding out what has been going on in their lives.

May you have a good week and I hope you see someone from your past too. Amen!

Sunday, November 17, 2019


The world could use a lot more kindness as well as love and peace.

Many people are not talking to old friends anymore because they don’t agree on politics. What a shame a person or ideology will not allow you to speak to another with kindness.

Free advice don’t speak politics with someone you know has as much passion for their side as you do for yours. I am sure you know they won’t change your thinking you won’t change theirs either.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Meeting New People

I am sure you already know I enjoy meeting new people. I try to almost every day.

Friday I met a mother Katie and her son Ryan when getting my haircut at the barbershop. Katie first said after the hellos that Ryan wanted to know my name. I told them my name is Herb. He was a bit shy when I asked for his name so Katie game his name and then hers when I asked.

I am not sure how it came in the conversation but she said that she was born in Ottawa Canada then moved to Georgia when she was eight. She and her family have been here for five years I think anyway.

I told Katie that my sister Barb lives in Quebec. She said that her grandparents live in Quebec just over the bridge from Ottawa. What an amazing deal since that is where my sister lives.

What are the odds that you meet someone you know where they were born and you have family who lives nearby. Barb worked in Ottawa before retiring this year. Of course, she still goes to Ottawa for visits since it is a short drive. It is like me going to Tacoma just cross the Narrows Bridge and I am there.

I think that is the exciting part of our life purpose God has given us to meet new people, finding out a bit of their history. God bless you all!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Side Effects

On Wednesday I had my flu shot along with shingles. No side effect with the flu shot; however, I do have a sore arm from the shingles along with feeling as though I caught the flu. Sort of irony to that don’t you think?

A friend of mine who I saw on Thursday told me feeling like having the flu is a side effect of the shingles shot. I was relieved me a bit though I hadn’t expected it just the sore shoulder.

I figure there must be a life lesson in this but I haven’t figured out what it is right now. I just have to remember when getting shot side effects are part of the deal. Something important coming up don’t get a shot. Maybe that is the life lesson. Whatever………..

Thursday, November 14, 2019


Whether has to do with sports or life, in general, we do have to deal with opposition. 

Sometimes we have no idea what to do. I figure the most important thing to do is go with what we already know.

It is like taking a test. Answer the questions we know and don’t figure things out too much. I remember on tests where I changed the answer and the original answer was the right one.

The thing to do is go with what we know and let everything else come along. Need assistance ask someone who you might think has the answer. In the end, the opposition won’t be so hard to overcome. Amen!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Visiting Victoria British Columbia

Last week I saw a guy wearing a shirt saying Victoria, British Columbia on it. It is amazing how many shirts show sports teams as well as different places to see.

Victoria has been a while since I saw you but I don’t forget. A lovely city where many should visit; I know there are a lot of cities in the same way but you are special too.

Like much of the northwest of the North American Continent Victoria should be visited just like Vancouver and Seattle. Do it when you have the chance.

                                                                   Victoria BC Waters

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Never Give Up

My encouragement is we never give up no matter how many mistakes we make.

Others may put us down but we should never do so on us.

Have you been bullied? Don’t let it define you.

Let love reign in you no matter what. Let those who know you how much they mean to you.

Again never give up no matter how dark the place is. Amen!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Veteran’s Day

Here in the United States of America we honor, celebrate and remember all the veterans who are and were in service so we can continue to have the freedom we still have today.

The veterans are all the men and women who served in our military. We can’t say enough about the sacrifice you have done for us. Amen!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Interesting Phenomenon

I am sure what I say next doesn’t match what you may think by this title.

On Saturday while leaving the rehab center my mother is staying at an older gentleman I have known for a while (doesn’t mean I am one too LOL) is being pushed by his wife in his wheelchair. So I do know it is him; however, he says from a distance “I know it is you Herb because of the way you walk”. He repeated saying that to his wife.    

I never thought of it before but we can see people from a distance because of their mannerisms. This is where the title “Interesting Phenomenon” comes in.  I have actually met people with a mannerism that are just like other people that I know. Often they look like the person I see with the same mannerism.

Although God has created us as unique there are ways we are like someone else. A twin from another realm possibly. LOL

I am sure God has done that on purpose as well letting us know we are not alone though unique.  A food for thought this Sunday.