Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Look to Yourself

When it comes to our life purpose we have to look to ourselves. We have to pray and meditate however God usually brings it down to us.

We can ask our family and friends whether they agree with what we may hear because they know us better than anyone except God himself.

I have had prayer in several instances where God gave me a couple choices to pick from. I am not saying he will do that for everyone but I have gotten that enough times to know it is true.

God doesn’t want us to be selfish however he knows to what we have in our hearts when it comes to desire. Also we must trust that the desires will come to pass though we may be waiting for a long time.

Our purpose in life has to do with what will make us happy and to do with our gifts and talents. I am sure you know that if you have read this blog enough times from me.

Usually your family and friends will confirm what already has been placed in your heart but wait for the timing to happen. Amen!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Enjoy Using Humor

My sister when she returned home from her visit she emailed me thanking for the good time we had and taking care of our mother. She ended up mentioning how I used humor to help mother out when giving her medicine and doing her exercises.

We all have several gifts and talents that we have available to us on a daily basis. Although I would not say that humor is at the top of the list I still believe it can be used along with the other gifts. When the people we spend our time with or help whether we encourage them with compassion or hospitality humor has a spot to be part of it as well. This is especially true when someone is in grief or a dark valley. Humor will allow the person to come out of grief or dark valley even if it is just for a few minutes.  The funerals and memorial services I have been to those who speak about the love one that has passed on talks about the good times they shared and humor is always involved in it.

This is surely a good gift to have to go along with the other ones. It is important though to keep the right perspective when using humor and with whom you do it with as well. Everyone has a different way of handling things. Although humor is good medicine it may not apply to everyone. Good day and laugh when you can.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Take a Risk

We all know in the back of our minds to be a successful man or woman at times we have to take a risk.

Most people that have started businesses that have become big companies had to take a risk. I know to that most of them have failed once or several times before becoming successful.  Even the businesses that have been successful those people had others that doubted what they could accomplish. Everything we have in this world right now started with a risk.

The gifts and talents that we have along with our purpose in life likely will start with a risk as well. Actually a risk is like having faith in what we believe in. Faith is where we begin however the risk is what we follow through with. So the next time you have an idea or helping another person go for it despite the risk that might be involved in it. If you have failed before it is still important to continue on. Best for you the risk along with faith will change your life and those who are involved with you.

Saturday, July 28, 2018


We all have intelligence to some degree or another unless you have a handicap.

I believe that most people are very intelligent because that was given to us as a gift. I didn’t realize this until recently because I had a handicap as a young child not able to hear until I was five years. At the same time I wasn’t able to speak in my native tongue of English. It affective me so much that I wasn’t able to read at my level until tenth grade in high school when I took a speed reading class. I actually still use some of what I learned in the class.

Although it was a tough time I don’t regret it because so much part of me. I know that I can use my intelligence to help others and I believe that is true for all of us.

A gift that we live with on a daily basis is what we call our intelligence. Something we shouldn’t take likely as well. I am sure there are those that have pride in their intelligence but I believe the important thing is to be humble with our intelligence. Like I have said about all of our gifts we have to use them for helping others. We are blessed to have intelligence especially when we look at those who are handicapped however we should never feel pity on them because they have gifts of their own that we may never understand or appreciate.

So if you don’t understand all of your gifts or what your purpose is in life one thing to do is use your intelligence. Amen!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Good Times

This week has been good times with my sister Barb being here but it ends at some point as well.
Barb will be heading back to her home in Gatineau, Quebec Friday afternoon so we do have a few more hours to spend together before going to the airport.
We had a trip on Monday to Mt. Rainier National Park then did a tour around Gig Harbor on Tuesday followed up on Wednesday going to the Hood Canal. We stopped by Twanoh State Park where we spent many times when we were children. It looks about the same as back in those days. On Thursday we just relaxed however included going to our favorite coffee shop in Gig Harbor.
Look forward to her next visit. Not sure when that will exactly be right now however Barb likely will be retired. She will be retiring at the end of the year. She will let them know about her retirement in September.
In the meantime back to the same life living out my purpose the best I can and to encourage you all to do the same. Also enjoy the lovely summer we have here as well. Thursday it was ninety degrees for the sixth time in July. Let you know that is about normal for around here. In fact until a couple years ago the temperatures never reached ninety degrees. I would have to say global warming for sure. Sunday it is forecasted to be ninety-three degrees to make it the seventh time this month. I know that some people like it this hot however I prefer the high seventies into the mid-eighties. Having sun out is what I truly call the good times. Enjoy this weekend and many blessings to you.  

Thursday, July 26, 2018


We all have questions beyond just healing like why people are starving in Africa for instance.

I believe it comes down to what the Bible says that the human race is disobedient to God; there is sin in the world and evil to name a few.

On the positive side as individuals we can flip things and be obedient to God, have less sin our lives and evil too.

There are questions that I have that haven’t been answered yet but I believe that I must have faith for those things to come into my life. There is a possibility some of my questions may never be answered but I still must have faith or I might go crazy too.

Some bad things happen in our lives because we make bad choices as well. We need to be thankful for the blessings we do have at the same time.

My encouragement is that we continue plugging away at doing the best we can and to look to God for the answers in our lives. Meditate on those things that are good. If you open your Bible I recommend reading Psalms. So much of the Psalms speaks words out of our own hearts. May peace be in you today and make the best choices that you can. Amen!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Looking For Healing

A lot of people are looking for healing. Why more are not being healed is a good question. I am not sure of the answer although I do know that people are getting healed.

People look for healing in all sorts of places which is OK however the ultimate place to look is to God. He is the healer that desires to heal us we have to ask and have faith he will.

I am sure there are more healings and miracles happening every day that we may not be aware of.

There are those that God gives to have the gift of healing. I know because I am one of those people. You need healing ask for it right now that the God that Herb knows and trusts heals you along with anyone else you know that needs healing.

Yes healing is a gift that God gives to his servants just like many others. It is one of the purposes God has me here.

Have a great day and may the God of mercies heal you in Jesus Christ name. Amen!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Day at Mt. Rainier

                            Glorious Mt. Rainier 

With my sister here for five days we decided to go up to Mt. Rainier on Monday. Of course this isn’t the normal post for this blog however I feel that traveling can and should be part of our purpose and destiny in life.
It took us just over two hours to get up to Paradise which is one of the major sites to be on the mountain. When I arrived there I found that the visitor center had changed.  I thought it had been remodeled but it actually was replaced with a whole new different looking center since the last time I was there. The new visitor center is OK but I really liked the old one. It had an observation viewing level which the new one doesn’t. The new visitor center looks like most other ones I have seen in national parks. I ended up talking to a gentleman along with a couple other guys who were with him at Paradise Inn where we had lunch in the restaurant. He agreed with me liking the old one better as well. He heard they changed the whole look of the visitor center because it is cheaper to maintain than the old one especially in the winter time. It makes total sense then to me though still disappointed not to see the old one. Of course the major reason to be there is to see the awesome mountain up and personal. Of course the mountain has very little snow in the summer and  I have visited numerous times during the winter when there is a lot of snow. I figure my next visit will be in the winter to show the contrast of the mountain.
Another thing when you view Mt. Rainier down on the mainland like Gig Harbor it looks like more snow is there than actually there is. Anyway we returned home in the early evening where I had to take a nap from the driving along with the little hiking we did.
The main purpose besides telling about our trip along with pictures is to let you know wherever you go can use the gifts and talents you are given to those you meet. Not an easy task because often a place like Mt. Rainier I don’t get a chance to talk with many other visitors but I do with a few and who knows what impact I can make in their lives along with my life.
Enjoy your day and safe travels wherever you are going. 

                         The visitor center at Paradise

Monday, July 23, 2018

Jump For Joy

We should all jump for joy because we have made it to another day.

We are blessed to be alive to enjoy life to the fullest. Not always easy to say I know.

My sister Barb is visiting this week from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada so mother and I overjoyed that she is here. Barb will be retiring at the end of the year so I do hope for her to stay a bit longer next year.

Here in the Pacific Northwest the summer has been good and hot. In fact it is expected to be in the nineties most of the week which is hotter than normal. Good time of the year to visit if you inclined to travel to these parts.

Today (Monday) we are planning to go visit awesome Mt. Rainier. Though I am able to see it every day unless there is clouds’ covering it takes about two hours to get there. A lodge and observation can be taken in at Paradise. Both have been remodeled since the last time I was there. There are a number of hiking trails that you can take even if you are not planning to do a long hike. As a child my family and I would go up to Paradise to play around in the snow using a toboggan or an inner tube to sled and a great time to jump for joy for sure.

So enjoy your day and jump for joy when the opportunity arises or at least think in your mind anyway. Pease be with you today.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

All Things Work Out For Good

When we have faith, hope and love all things work out for good in our lives.

It doesn’t mean that life will be perfect because it won’t be.

It does mean when we do have trouble things will work out for good.

We can choose joy to go along with faith, love and hope when the impossible seems to be far away.

We know what the future will look like. We can be confident everything will work out fine even when it doesn’t look like right now.

Even walking in darkness we know that light is right around the corner.

We will have peace during times of war.

Having full confidence living in the life of purpose because everything is not about us; it is about everyone that we spend time with as well.

So when things look bleak let the faith in all things working out for good. Amen!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

People Are Crazy

One thing I know is that people are crazy. Not all the time but some of the time.

It is a serious matter when there are some that go really crazy when it comes to mental illness. It is amazing to think how many are in the county I live in. They are in process of building a large mental hospital. I wonder though how much they can really be helped.

I am sure there are those that think that I am a bit crazy which is fine. We are all created uniquely so having some craziness involved only makes sense.

We need to help those who are crazy in the wrong way and embrace those who are in the right way.

It is easy to take things serious however acting a little crazy is good for us too. It is important though keeping it in perspective. Those who are crazy in the wrong way need to know that they are not alone. We need to help those who haven’t gotten to the stage of the illness.

So let your life be a bit crazy because we are all a little crazy. Like all areas of our lives things can change because we are close like good and evil. What our gifts we have is too help others wherever they are.

Friday, July 20, 2018


A spouse, children, siblings and cousins are at the top my list when it comes to love and friendship however we have friends that are special to us that are not on that list they are as important to us as family.

Those who have been friends for a lifetime are special indeed although new friends are too. The more friends we have the better we are but there will always be a short list that is above all others.

True friends are those we can open ourselves up to like no others. We can share the good, the bad, and the ugly too. We know that they will be on our side no matter what comes down.

Yes we all have a purpose and destiny in this life. Those friendships are part of the purpose and destiny. Whatever we are called to they have been placed to be part of it. We can use our purposes in their lives well as they do in ours.

Those friendships have a lot to do with who we are. The longest ones what shaped us to be who we are today and the same in them.

Let your close friends know how important they are in your life. Use their friendship to bring out the more of you. They are important part of your purpose in life and you in theirs. Have a great weekend enjoy yourself. Amen!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Keeping a Good Attitude

These days it isn’t always easy to keep a good attitude with differences of opinions. In fact it isn’t easy to keep your mouth shut or to write what you feel whatever the subject is about.

I find the importance is to be consistent and not put others down even though you may not feel the same way they do.

I believe others respect you when you are able to keep your opinions away or you respect them anyone.

I wish people would stop using social media to throw out their opinions on their beliefs but I know that won’t stop at all.

I find that I pass along or hide their posts. In fact I now hide the posts that come from a third party figuring I won’t see as many that way.

No matter what you say people are going to do what they want to do anyway and they have said so. At least in the United States of America we have the constitution that gives us freedom of speech. It is a good thing because I know that there are countries where the people are not able to give their opinions about anything.

Although we have the freedom of speech doesn’t stop companies from not hiring you if they don’t agree with your stance on any subject. It is one of the underlying parts that can’t always be proven.

We don’t have the perfect government however I believe it is still the best that is offered in the world.

So whatever you do keep your chin high and keep your mouth shut when necessary. I have found families being split because they don’t agree on politics. We should realize that family and friends are more important.

What many may not realize is that much of it has to do with religious spirits. You will find reading the Bible much of the problem dealt with religion. Yes I am a Christian but it is important to live in grace and not under the law.

This is another thing about our good attitude we are living under grace. Amen!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Meant To Live a Life Of Purpose!

We are all meant to live a life of purpose we just have to figure it out and what to with it as well.

God gave us all multiple gifts and talents to help others wherever we go.

For some it may be a writer, or for others a job nine to five or those in the acting field or those who are an athlete.  In fact you could be a mother caring for your children. It is probably the highest honor there is while your husband is at work. Of course there are some mothers that have to work as well. In this day and age either spouse can work in the home as well. They have the home as their office. It is what my brother Jack does while his wife is teaching. All four of their children are now out of the home and they have all finished college. Two of them are married themselves now.

I currently take care of our mother while writing this blog to encourage you to live a life of purpose. Also I enjoy sports so I write about sports as well. I plan to increase my blogging in the future as well. I have a website www.herbnightingale.com where I have links to my blogs well as adding more including pictures.

My mother is ninety-seven years old getting closer to ninety-eight in a couple months. She is in pretty good health for her age. It is hard to know how long she will be able to stick around.

So taking care of her is part of my purpose of life at this time. It will be interesting to see changes happen over the next few years depending on how she does and how much longer she lives. I hope to be able to travel some and write a book as well.

I hope that I can get married one of these days as well. It will be gratifying to meet a woman to love and enjoy the same passions together. It would be nice to get her insight on how she sees the purpose of life we live in as well. I want to be able to grow with her coming alongside me.

I hope that your purpose and destiny is going just the way you like it. The important thing is that time can change all things. Ask God what he has in mind for you if you haven’t figured it out yet. Talk with family and friends because they can give you insight. Life won’t always go the way we want it however the clearer we realize our purpose the better. Amen!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


We all need to have confidence whether it is in ourselves or our governments, friends, or others.

Most people I think are good people or at least they try to be. The news or social media tries to make it seem so different than it ought to be.

I enjoy those who share positive thoughts and encouragements. I am glad that I am not the only one sharing encouragement every day.

If you are not on Twitter because you don’t think it is a good social media site I would differ. I get encouragement from several different people and most of them I don’t know at all on a personal basis. They are my friends now because of what they have done each and every day.

We need to be confident that we have a lot to offer others even when it is a small thing or you give one word.

May you have peace, love and joy today. Let your heart shine along with your smile. I know everyone that you meet along your path will be overjoyed. Amen!

Monday, July 16, 2018

It’s Monday

Hello everyone it’s Monday the least favorite day of the week for many. At least that has been my impression anyway. I haven’t heard many say “Thank God it’s Monday.”

Monday is a great day if it is a three day weekend or you don’t work on Monday’s anyway. My last job when I first started working there I had Monday’s off for a while because I had to work Saturday’s. I have to say working Saturday’s was not much fun because most everyone I knew didn’t work Saturday’s and they were having fun. Having Monday’s off did the other affect knowing that you had the day off while others had to work.

The good thing of having Monday’s off was able to get things done that you couldn’t on a Saturday like making an appointment at the doctor’s or getting an oil change for your car.

When the opportunity arose I did change my work schedule where I got Saturday’s off. So then I got to enjoy going to work on Monday instead. I wonder how many would enjoy Monday’s better if they had to work on a Saturday or Sunday previously.

Whatever the case is have the attitude that you are going to enjoy Monday regardless how you have felt up to this point or how anyone else feels. You can be that person other’s look at and think why he or she so happy on Monday. Oh by the way drink another cup or two of coffee as well. Good Monday everyone!!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Family Traveling in Europe

This week my niece Leslie posted a lot of pictures on Facebook from her trip along with her husband Daniel to France and Sweden. Many of the photos were of churches and cathedrals. It was easy to tell with all the stain-glass windows.

They spent a week in France and another week in Sweden. They had been in France before however the first time in Sweden. At the same time they were on their trip her brother Danny was traveling in Italy then spent a couple days in France before meeting up in Moscow, Russia with his brother Robbie. They were there for the World Cup. They saw two matches with one in Moscow and the other in St. Petersburg. I am sure they had a grand time beyond seeing the World Cup.

I don’t think Danny and Robbie are as much into taking pictures as Leslie so not sure whether they will download any on Facebook I will have to see. I did get to see a few pictures of Danny and his traveling mates as they met up with Leslie and Daniel in Marseille. The background was familiar to me since I did spend a day in Marseille when I traveled through France several years ago. All that part of the world is beautiful.

As they all returned home my nephews Ken and Connor traveled to Berlin. Expecting some pictures from them for sure; Ken in fact mentioned he would do so. It is interesting that most of the next generation is traveling this summer while we spend our time at home however I am expecting a visit soon from my sister Barb who is the mother of Ken and Connor.

I have friends who are traveling in England and Ireland right now as well. Look forward to hear stories from them as well.

It is a good time to travel although the weather here is fantastic right now. I hope to travel in the future myself.

When possible though use your gifts and talents with people who are in other countries as well. We have to remember that everyone needs to receive them not just our family and friends. So when you travel do the best you can to fit in with the residences. I am sure they will appreciate it well as you. Safe travels around the globe everyone.

Leslie and Danny in Marseille France

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Step At a Time

We all know at times life can be difficult and rough. We all have had times of sorrow or despair. Whatever we have gone through we must take a step at a time.

We shouldn’t look ahead to the future but take one day at a time whether it is a step, a second, a minute or an hour. Of course we may make plans for the future however today the moment we are living is.

We need to encourage one another in love. When someone is looking like they are falling we must help them to pick themselves up. Unfortunately we live in a world that sometimes what we do is not enough as well however we must try in our efforts to do so.

So when you take your step forward think and pray for those that are going through difficult times regardless of the circumstances. Speak words of life when appropriate and never give up on them or yourself. Amen!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Dinner with Friends

Thursday Night I had dinner with friends that are a couple. Until the last year and a half hadn’t seen them in many years; they had gone to a previous church that I attended however left shortly after a new pastor came aboard. Anyway they are now going to the same church I am and they are part of the home group that I attend as well.

During the time spent we talked about what has been going on in my life during those lost years as we may call them. They have shared some of those times in our small group though I had not.

They gave me some good advice though I have to say it wouldn’t be easy to do. Good advice isn’t always easy to put into practice either.

They mentioned since I have lived in the same community most of my life that it is time to spread my wings when it comes to relationships. I should check out churches and other social gatherings in the communities that are nearby. It is possible that I may find the relationships I am looking for since not happening where I am at.

So I will start right away to do this. I might as well than wait; like anything going to uncharted waters is scary to do. I recommend if you are in the same boat as I am time to discover some new land. We may find someone right around the corner. Amen!

Thursday, July 12, 2018


We all have known men and women who have been courageous for many different reasons. In fact we likely are courageous as well.

I think of those who have gone in to the military to fight for their country are courageous for sure. Others can be those who have done things despite their disabilities or limitations.

I believe being courageous is the biggest honor we can have especially it is in concerned for our families or friends and in some cases a stranger.

We need to honor everyday those who have been courageous by learning from them and to stand beside them.

Those who are willing to live their life of purpose are courageous as well. It isn’t always easy to follow what we are meant to do however we have to realize that the tasks are important. Our purpose as I have mentioned before isn’t for ourselves though we will benefit from it but for everyone around us.

Keep our eyes open every day to see those who we are expected to give our purpose too. Our primary purpose is for our family but for our friends that we care much for along with a stranger who can use our help.

We should continue to be courageous in everything that we do for there is no other way for us to live. Amen!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Our Weaknesses

Yesterday I said about being strong through our weaknesses. It is not an easy task and we can’t do it on own either. We have to ask God for his help. I believe a prayer can be “Help me God”.  He doesn’t care how long our prayer is what is important is that we have reached out to him.

I believe a good way to get started is for us to write down the weaknesses we can think of right now. We can add others on in the future.  After the short prayer put the list away and the come back to it a month from now and see how things have gone.

I am sure we have all worked on our weaknesses ourselves and some of them probably have made us stronger but there are some that we will never be able to overcome on our own.

The added plus besides making our weaknesses into strengths we can testify to others that it has happened so they can do the same thing.

Best to you and have a great day. Until next time my dear friends.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Being Strong

We all look at wanting to be strong however we know that we are far from it as well.

Reading Jesus Christ words in the Gospels we find that heaven along with a new earth will be much different than we can imagine.

How God sees things is complete opposite of how we see things. Actually to be strong we have to look to God because it is our weakness that allows us to be strong.

Other ways of thinking is like the last will be first and we have to lay down our lives for others. Read the Gospels to see how our life should be unlike what it is today. The meek will inherit the earth.

I can go on and on however we have to decide that we can live in weakness and God will make us strong. We help others because we know where they come from. We give hope because we have experienced hopelessness. We love because we know what hate is like. We have joy because we know despair.

All the things we have experienced that is negative there is a positive side as well. So today be strong in your weakness and give it all over to God. We can only change the world and our lives by embracing what is truth.


Monday, July 9, 2018

Good Heart

Several weeks ago I had an EKG done on my heart. Found out that my heart is stronger than it was a couple years ago which is good news for sure. It is nice to know that I have a good heart.

Although we should all have good hearts in the body we should also have a good heart toward others as well. This of course is where our purpose in life is used.

With a good heart means that we sacrifice what is important to us for the benefit of others. We do live in a world of selfishness and we are part of it as well however we can overcome by giving our heart away. Not an easy task since we are naturally selfish.

Even we do good things our motives are often selfish as well. At the very least we want to get something out of it even though it might be only recognition. We all want to be accepted in one manner or another. Whatever our motivation is at least good is coming out of it. The world is a better place when we use our good heart however it can even become a better place when we use our purpose that we were created for. Not an easy task because often many of us don’t know what purpose is or takes time to find out. The gifts and talents we have been given is for the benefit of others.

Examples like if we are a musician than others benefit hearing the instrument we play or we are a carpenter than those we build for benefit with what we have created.

So whether we do it for the right motives or not others do get something out of it. I hope that you are able to use your purpose today for the greater good and I hope that you have a good heart including your natural one like mine.

Sunday, July 8, 2018


Looking into the definition of edify I found the purpose to instruct or benefit others in areas of morality and spirituality. In the Bible it is to build others up. I truly hope that is what I am doing for everyone here.

I am not here to say that I have completed and perfected my life at all. In fact I have to say that I am in the same process as everyone else.

I have a group on Facebook that I started about a year ago where I give a scripture every morning to lift up those that are in the group. Most of the members are Christians however there are few that are not either. I hope at some point that they do become Christians but now that their lives are being changed in a manner that someday they will be. Also to encourage and lift up those who are Christians.

We all need to be edified daily whether it is reading the Bible or meditating on the word of God. The world is not an easy place to live even if you are blessed to live in a country like the USA.  I am not going to boast about being an American over a citizen of another country. I do know though that there are countries that are very difficult to live in. I am here to encourage you as must as my fellow citizens. It is important for me to be humble so that I can write this blog daily. I don’t go around saying that I am humble because if I do then I really not humble at all. Whatever I write here I do hope that you pass it on to others that you have contact with. I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend and many blessings to you until next time. Amen!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

You Are Important

Something I have to let you know that you are important. It is easy not to think so because what others have told you in the past but is true.

There is something special about each one of us regardless what we have done in this life. Other words no matter how many mistakes you have made your life is still important.

Let you know whether one person or many need to know about themselves this is true; I haven’t had a life where I thought that good about myself. I have lived in darkness a lot of the time but I work on getting victory to overcome.

It is important that we share our experiences with others especially those who have gone through many of the same experiences that we have.

Beginning today we can have the life we want to live and not what others believe we should live. It is our choice though whether continue the course we are on or turn another way.

If you know someone who thinks badly of themselves and doesn’t have hope let them know that taking their life isn’t the solution at all. Go get help from those you trust.

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Tongue

We all know that the tongue can be used for either good or evil. We all have experienced it to us and others. We have regretted things we have said at times as well.

As children we had others who told us things that we still live with today. It is important that we realize those words thrown on us back in the day has nothing to do with us today. Of course that is easier said than done. I know that I see myself in ways that others talked to me as a child. We have to realize that we are not what others said to us even if some of it might be true.

Now we need to use our tongue and voice to help change other’s lives including ourselves. We need to speak within us that we are not that person. We need to apologize to others if we can the words we spoke into their lives that were not right. It doesn’t mean that we have to apologize to every person that we think that we wronged. I would only go to those that I have estranged relationship still. I have forgiven those who wronged me so to bring it up again would not be right. We need to live a life of freedom speaking life into others. I know we can joke around sometimes but the best thing is to leave things alone. Amen!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fighting For?

Wednesday Night hearing the fireworks that were going off nearby made me realize for the first time that it sounded like gunfire. In fact it made me think it was the sound when the Americans were fighting the British to gain their independence.

Although the United States of America has been independent now for two hundred and forty-two years there are still issues that the people are still fight for.

The question we can all ask what are we fighting for. I am sure we all have something in our lives that has not been answered. It could be what we believe in or who we are. We might feel others don’t take us seriously in what we believe or in us. It is important that we let others know and at the same time that they can be heard as well.

We don’t need to use guns however there are times where we should be heard. We are all special and unique in our own way and we have to be heard. It doesn’t mean we have to shout to the world the guns that are going on inside us we may just want to tell one other person or a small group.

The first thing we must realize is that we do have something to fight for. It doesn’t mean we have to share with someone else unless the time and circumstance is right. Maybe all we have to do is let the guns go out in our heart; something to think about.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Independence day to the USA.  We are very blessed to live in this country though it is far from being perfect. For those of you are living in a country where you are unable to speak or live with freedom we pray for you.  I have a link to what I wrote here two years ago. Enjoy reading it  http://herbslookatlifeandsport.blogspot.com/2016/07/happy-4th-of-july.html      Thanks for being a member of this blog.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A Voice in the Wilderness

I am sure most have heard the story of John the Baptist. He was known as the voice in the wilderness. He went around asking people to repent and to be baptized.

Although we could have someone or even a group saying the same message the state of the world is in right now we need voices to speak out for hope and encouragement. People need to hear it whether they are rich or poor or educated or not.

Whether you have the specific gift that another person needs or not they need to know that someone really cares and their lives can be turned around.

Let us be the voice in the wilderness coming out declaring hope to a world that really needs it. Amen!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Looking Ahead

Now it is July we are looking ahead to the second half of 2018 and summer time as well. I have mentioned it before that I would write this blog in a fashion where it could be long, short or in-between the two.

I am not sure how often it will happen in either way I guess you could say depends on my mind. I have friends that have blogs where they write short while I have others that write real long ones. I figure the way to go depends what is on my mind at the time.

This one could be someone in between. I am not sure at this moment but that is how it looks anyway. Also I may look at writing smaller paragraphs to make it easier for the readers. I may write more than one blog in a day as well. I actually believe I have mentioned that before as well. A lot depends on what I have been thinking during the day.

All I know is that I want to continue encouraging you in the purposes of our lives.

I hope to that there will be more readership in the future to come. I read on occasion others who write about purpose as well. Most of those I read usually have small stories to share. The importance though is to inspire others. So I will leave it at this now and until next time. Peace to you all.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hello July

Hello July it is really nice to see you. It is amazing that you came again so fast this year. I like June however she went quickly so you can come for a visit.

Here in the Pacific Northwest you are our favorite and best month of year. You allow the sun to come with you along with many visitors. You encourage people because you are so good to us. So many have smiles on their faces and they visit their favorite spots in the area. You give each one a purpose that can last for a while. It is difficult in the winter months but we know you will come when we need you always the same time.

You start the second half of the year off in good fashion then you pass it on to August and September. They don’t always do the same as you do though they give it a real try. We thank you so much our friend July.