Thursday, May 23, 2019

Overcoming Obstacles

We all have areas in our lives we have to overcome it.  For some, it is harder than for others.

We might see it take years to have a positive impact in these years. We may even wonder why we struggle in these areas.

This is why there are support groups. We may have already tried them or don’t feel they will help at all or we deny the existence of these shortcomings.  

We need hope; finding even one person who has struggled through the same thing we are can help us. This can be the purpose for us to use as well. Amen!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Look Back At Popular Posts

The most popular post I have on this site was a trip my sister Barb, brother Jack, my mother who just turned 97 and myself on September 9, 2017. It was a trip we took driving one day to the Washington coast to the Hoh River to Port Angeles, the Hood Canal and back home to Gig Harbor. The travel was eight hours plus the time we spent in different spots. Amazing too that our mother was able to make it fine at the age of 97. I am sure the reason she wanted to be with her children wherever we are at. She doesn’t get to see my sister and brother as often as she likes. So what a telling story about her.

The post was made up of pictures I took. I was so surprised by how popular it was. Check it out by doing a search for Journey to the Hoh River in Washington State.

The second most popular post was a trip to Seattle. It was also made of pictures as well. I wonder if you are telling me something. It was titled more from visit to Seattle. Make sense right! It took place on August 10, 2015.

The third most popular I titled “pressing on”. It was written on July 24, 2015. I mostly reflected about my childhood and how we can be distracted now by being so busy and we must press on to do the right things. This is especially true if we are trying to do the best we can in regards to our purpose in life.

In the future, I will mention some of the posts I have written over the last few years. Not only see what I have written lately but go back to see what I have in the past.

Have a great day and may you be blessed in so many ways. Keep up the good fight which we endure each day. Amen!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Our Choice

Though we were created for a purpose what we do with it is our choice.

We can run with it or decide not to work with our purpose. Also, we can make a choice when the situation seems right or not.

We must realize at times people can take advantage of us. This is one of the reasons we have a choice. 

God isn’t going to shake his fist at us because we choose not to participate. I am sure he knows at some point we will change our mind. He knows us very well and much more than we do ourselves.

Another kindly reminder to you; just be sure to do it with the right motives. Amen!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Being Ready

We have to be ready to give what we have when it comes to our purpose at all times.

Sunday I wasn’t feeling well; however, we had ministry time in the late afternoon at church so I wanted to be there. Fortunately, I didn’t have a cold or anything like that. I was able to make it though a little bit of a struggle to get through it all.

Not only do we have to be ready at all times we have to press on at times as well. This is what it was like for me on Sunday.

So my advice is to press on whatever is happening to us in our lives. We are here for others as much as or more so than for ourselves.

Sunday ministry was good because I got to experience three people who I didn’t know at all realize their life purpose, destiny and original design.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Light Shine

I believe one of the most important ingredients we have in our purpose is to let our light shine.

There is so much darkness in the world that any touch of light can help others.

If the light is what you have more than anything else than you have it. Light along with hope and love will drive out the darkness giving joy. Amen!

Saturday, May 18, 2019


I want to thank those who wished me a happy birthday on Friday.

I want to thank you who take the time to come on here and read what I have to say.

You make me feel special every day. I am doing something right to.

It is great when we can have friends who care about us and know we are on the right track even when times are hard.

Let others know how you feel too. We can use all the encouragement every single day.

Life isn’t easy most of the time. When darkness is standing it is nice to know there is light at the end of the tunnel. Amen!

Friday, May 17, 2019

May 17th Again

You wonder why I am saying May 17th again. Well it is my birthday and it can take time each year to arrive for sure.

Actor Bill Paxton who died in 2017; he and I share the same birthday and year. Actress Sasha Alexander has the same birthday as well.

Most celebrities I saw online I didn’t even hear of before. I am glad they share my birthday and I will keep my eye on them.

For your information May 17th is Norwegian Independence Day. Though I am not Norwegian I am honored to share my birthday with you.

For those who share my birthday I say happy birthday to you as well. Keep up the good work and peace.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

In Gig Harbor An Interesting Thing Happened

On Tuesday late afternoon I went to a friend’s birthday party at a local establishment. I wasn’t sure how many people I would meet that I already knew. It turned out there were three people that I knew.

The interesting part I was introduced by the friend whose birthday it was to a woman who turned out knew my sister in school. My sister is eight and a half years older than me so I don’t know many of her friends she had in school. We had a couple of girls that lived next door who were around my sister’s age. I met another of her classmates last year when taking mother to the hair salon for an appointment. I have known my sister mainly as an adult. I was only nine when she went off to college. This gal not only knew my sister she said they hung out together along with another gal.

Another thing happened after leaving the birthday party I stopped by my regular coffee shop I attend just to get a drink for a moment. I saw a gal that I knew as a child who attended the same church I did at the time. I see her maybe half a dozen times a year at the most.

From a short distance, she acknowledged seeing me and saying “hi Herb”. She was with another woman who wanted to know who I was. It turned out to be her younger sister who is three years older than me. The younger sister jumps out of her seat and runs over to me. Gives me a hug after telling me who she is; this woman I hadn’t seen since I was around seventeen years old or so.

What amazing things happening over a period of an hour and a half. To meet a woman who knew my sister growing up and then another woman who knew me when I was growing up.

Another thing while talking for a few minutes we realized our dads went to the same high school as well. Neither one went to church often only our mothers most of the time. The two sister’s father was a year younger than mine so I am sure they knew each other though it was a big school.

Quite amazing when destiny steps in during a time when the odds are against it; if I hadn’t gone to the birthday party or stopped at the coffee shop I would never have seen the three ladies at all. Life can be interesting, to say the least.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Two Minutes

I realized it is hard to meditate for a couple of minutes. It should get easier the more times we do it.

I recommend writing down whatever comes to your mind as well.  A couple of months later look and see how far you have come.

I am not sure whether I write the same I talk; however, I know I write the same way I think. Most likely I do both.

I feel to it is important to talk or write in the fashion you feel. Other words, tell it like it is. Throw love in it so others don’t think you are being judgmental. I believe some people will think you are judgmental no matter what. It is how the world is today.

There are so many people that are sensitive to what others say. Growing up I heard things that were hurtful I know it is how the world works. The best thing is let it go. 

I do know it is easier for me to say than for others to act on it but really the truth. Jesus Christ said to lay down our lives. So important let things go that others say. Again I know it is easier said than done. We are all in the same boat. Enjoy day OK.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Spiritual Side

Though we are natural being there is a spiritual side to us as well. Other words, we are spiritual beings as well.

God said that he created us in his image, and he is spiritual. Right now we live in the natural realm; however, there is a spiritual realm as well.

We can tap into the spiritual realm. It begins with prayer and meditation. It is interesting we think positive about prayer but because of different religious groups, we think negative about meditation.

Actually, God wants us to meditate. So if you are not used to praying or meditating I recommend starting by doing so for a couple minutes than to five minutes. After a while, you go for longer periods of time.

You may ask because I haven’t prayed or meditated before how do I start?   I would start by being silent for two minutes to see where that leads.

The first time two minutes can feel like a long time as well. The second time you can do the same thing once again. At some point in you can pray. Ask God for something either for yourself or a friend or family member.

I am sure the journey will be interesting going into the spiritual realm too. I have to confess that I don’t do a lot of praying or meditating myself or at least I don’t take a lot of time.

I believe we all pray and meditate more than we realize; however, taking a couple minutes a day to begin without any distractions will change our lives. Amen!

Monday, May 13, 2019


Besides God, we must believe in ourselves. Those in history who accomplished much did so because they believed in themselves when others did not.

At some point in our lives, we have been rejected by others. The important thing to know is God created us because he loves us and has a great purpose for us no matter what anyone else says about us.

We must not only repent for not believing in God but in us as well. We must turn and believe we can do all things in Christ Jesus.

We are here for a great purpose beyond ourselves. We may make mistakes; however, in the end, we can make history as well. Amen!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother’s Day

I want to wish every mother a great Mother’s Day. If it weren’t for you and God we wouldn’t be here.

We thank you for your sacrifice in our lives well as your love.

My mother’s generation didn’t really say I love you or express it in very few ways though we did know they did. At least in the USA has worked this way. Many of my friends experienced the same way.

So whether you are the child or the mother or the father “Say I love you”. It is worth more than you think.

I know there are those who may not need to hear the words but there are those who do.

Though we appreciate everything you have done we need to hear it as well. Just in the same way you have to hear “Happy Mother’s Day.”

Saturday, May 11, 2019

What Does It Mean To You?

I am sure everyone has their own meaning of life purpose. I am sure you realize I believe our life purpose is what God created us to be.

Often circumstances get in the way of us living out our life purpose to the fullest. The reason is Satan doesn’t want us to and he will block us in doing so.

The reason Satan makes every effort for us not to live our life purpose is he knows how powerful we can be if we live out our purpose.

Living a life of purpose is more than in the natural it is spiritual as well. The natural and spiritual are supposed to work together.

Let you know I don’t have a handle on the natural and the spiritual. I am still trying to figure it all out like anyone else. So today take a little time if that is all you have to work on your purpose in the natural well as the spiritual.