Friday, August 31, 2018

What Should We Always Say

You may wonder what I am going to write here right now. We should say the following about ourselves:  “I am awesome”.

We need to repeat that over and over until we truly believe we are awesome.

We don’t say those words to be proud at all.  We say the words with a humble heart. Yes I know that sounds the opposite from what humble might mean to us however a humble person believes in himself. He doesn’t go around telling people that he is humble or awesome but knows it in his heart.

What I am truly saying is that we were created to be awesome with a purpose and destiny behind it. We may not have lived up to it at this point however can still be that awesome person we were born to be.

The number one thing about being awesome is that we can believe that everyone we know is awesome too. I said that we should not tell others that we are awesome however we can tell them how awesome they are so they believe as well. We live among awesome people. Believe it!

What Are You Pursuing?

Although we should pursue our purpose and destiny we often go another direction and pursue other things.

I have mentioned before it is likely we don’t understand what our purpose and destiny is. We purse these other things often to find our purpose. We can get into trouble this way as well. Usually that happens in our late teens or twenties.

Long as we don’t get into much trouble it is OK to pursue other things. Where people often get into trouble has to do with looking for a relationship that isn’t right for us or we get into parties where drinking and drugs happen. I have school classmates that are still living that way so no way are they involved in their purpose and destiny. I am sure they have gone through counseling over the years but haven’t helped at all. It is sad that people end up that way. On the other hand I have had classmates who went through alcohol and drugs; now they are counselors helping others who are dealing with the same addictions. What a wonderful purpose in life to help others that have gone through the same thing you have. This can be for other things besides addictions though often we all have gone through things that might not be called addiction but they are the same thing.  

So if you are pursuing something that you know is not right turn and take another path in the direction you know that you should go. You indeed will have satisfaction in those areas instead. Amen!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Learn From One Another

Whether it is listening to someone or reading material we can learn from one another. I am spending more time reading other bloggers who write about life purpose as well. I don’t necessarily read the whole thing because I do more scanning than anything. I will read more when I see a good point.

One thing that I find that we all are in agreement is that when it comes to life’s purpose it has nothing to do with one thing. We are not defined by our purpose. Other words I don’t define myself as an encourager or a writer. I spent a lot of my time doing so but I am more complex than that. The same goes for what job you have along with other things.

These days a lot of women work outside the home even though they may be a wife and a mother. You are not defined by being a nurse or whatever your occupation is or wife or mother. It is the same way for those who don’t work and are a homemaker. We are all more complexed then our occupation or any purpose in our lives. I hope this encourages you especially during the times that you may feel depressed. We have all been given several talents and gifts. I can use any of them while writing or encouraging others. This goes the same for you as well. There might be one that are best known for but doesn’t take the way that you will use others as well.

We can become better listeners or readers as I have mentioned earlier. This will help us get even better at our purpose in life. This should be our goal at all times to be the best that we can be. Amen!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Surprise Someone

I feel one of the great things we can do is surprise someone. I certainly know that I would be overwhelmed if someone did for me.

What you do to surprise someone is up to you.

A party or a greeting would be nice. It is the gesture that is more important than anything.

Doing something that they would never expect would be another great idea.

Giving them a roast where you bring a group of friends would surprise them too.

When was the last time you did something like that? Share in comments what you may have done to surprise someone. Until next time many blessings to you.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Let Love and Joy Be Your Banner

We all have a purpose however we should show it in a way that others will see it. I figure it all begins with Love and joy. It should be our banner that stands strong and bright.

Love will speak volumes to others. I feel that love though is something we all have to learn. I certainly know that I do. Joy I feel is a bit easier to come by. They both have something that we can do with them and that is our choice to love and have joy. People will see us in another way when we give one or the other however is good to show both at the same time.

I believe people will feel encouraged by the love we share with them. It brings others hope and faith in mankind as well. The most important thing though to go with love, hope, faith and joy is being us.

What we should do with all this is being the person we want others to be around us. Look forward to more with the purpose we are living out on a daily basis. Amen!

Monday, August 27, 2018


We all make excuses at one time or another and justify why we makes mistakes, sin or be bad.

Often people will justify why they can’t forgive someone for the wrongs done to them. We should forgive others and not for justifying the wrong they bestowed on us. Forgiveness is actually for our benefit and not for the person we ask forgiveness from. We don’t have to ask them to forgive just do so in our hearts. In some cases they may have no idea that wronged us so we are bitter for whatever reason.

Some wrongs we do over and over again even though we know what we are doing are wrong.  We can justify or make excuses in doing those wrongs. We should step up to the plate to get it changed.

I am not here to judge you for the wrongs, mistakes or sins that you have committed I just want you to be encouraged to do the right thing. I have done many things to never judge another person. Also I am saying this for my benefit well as for others.

Choose to have a smile on your face as well even if it doesn’t feel right. Having my high school reunion on Saturday was a good thing though not as many people showed up as I would have like. Some classmates I am sure didn’t show because they may want to forget the wrongs and troubles they went through growing up. I didn’t have a great childhood especially at school how I was treated but I have forgiven those who wronged me and I would have no problem seeing them as well. I am sure they are different people now compared to being kids. Remember most of us didn’t’ think things through at that time.

If you feel that you should forgive someone again you can do so just in your heart. Telling them that you forgive them may surprise them or they might not take your forgiveness. It all depends on the other person.

Peace and have a wonderful and great week. Amen!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Things Happen

It is amazing that some days would different than what was planned because things happen. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised at all.

On Friday I or should I say we had one of those days. It started out the normal Friday where we out for breakfast with the usual crowd at Denny’s. After that mom had an appointment early afternoon, however she had been feeling dizzy for a couple days and disoriented so I decided to take her to urgent care which was in the same building of her appointment. Often they are real busy however Friday there was only one patient ahead of her so saw a doctor in short order.

Mom wasn’t sure why we’re seeing a doctor however understand later on. Anyway they found that her heart was beating real slowly so the doctor suggested that she get checked into emergency at the hospital. This is why I say thing happen because it didn’t cross to me that she would have to go to the hospital.

After taking several tests and several hours they told us that she had an infection so they wanted to keep her overnight. As of right now she is still in the hospital because of dehydration and her infection of course. She should be coming home today though.

Now being taken care of the infection she won’t be confused and disorientated when it is cleared up. She will be a happy camper once again.

I am sure we all go days like that when time is spent doing what we didn’t expect at all.

I learned from this experience with my mom that no matter how small what is happening with her must take her to the hospital to clear things up. At her age anything including small can have a big effect on her.

After she went to the room they provided to her I went home because it was getting late and I figured she needed to sleep as well.

Saturday I went back in the morning after talking with the nurse on the phone letting me know what is up at this point. When I first called she said that the doctor was ready to see her so I called back an hour later. I then went to see her so she knew that I hadn’t forgotten her for one thing plus to see her for myself. I spent about an hour and a half then went on to my high school reunion which happens to be a good time though not a large crowd. The weather was a little bit of rain and windy. I am sure that kept the attendance down besides some people don’t like going to reunions. I don’t understand that because I enjoy being around people and those who I don’t see often. I stopped by to see mom in the evening before going home. Today I will see her in the mid-morning after church. Everything go well take her home.

If something happens to you that you haven’t expected try to take it in stride. Of course some things are hard to do so as well. I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Unconditional Love

In my last post I mentioned dogs how they give unconditional love and how nice it would be nice if we could do so as well.

I am sure we have unconditional love for our family and close friends but for others not so much the case. We may think that we have unconditional love until circumstances happen that doesn’t justify it any longer. I am sure we have had that experience both by us and to us.

Life would be so much easier if unconditional love happened all the time unfortunately that is not the case.

I was reading Friday morning in Hebrews chapter 3 where it mentioned to encourage one another today as it is called today. I believe the more we do encourage one another the closer we get to unconditional love as well.

Make a list of those things that would keep yourself from having conditional love to another and then what you think what you can do to solve the situation as well. 

I believe the trouble is that we will give unconditional love if we get it in return which is truly wrong. We will have true unconditional love if we don’t care how the other person treats us. I am not saying it is easy task but it is something we should do. Again life will be much better have unconditional love for everyone.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Being Available to Others

When it comes to our purposes the number one thing is to be available to others.

I am sure you aware to that just by what I have been saying for a while however I believe that I have to remind us on a regular basis.

A friend of mine reminded me on Facebook that the reason dogs are man’s best friend because people like dogs more than other people and I find that true which I think is a bad thing at the same time. We all should care for our fellow man much as dogs. The reason he mentioned to is that dogs have unconditional love which is also true so we really need to do so as well. It is not an easy task for any of us but we must find a way to do so as well.

One thing I do know is that some people just don’t like other person which is sad in my mind. It depends on the culture you live in as well. I believe some cultures it is important to care for your fellow man while other cultures they do not. It is not a good thing.

So my conclusion is that we should be more like dogs where we have unconditional love for others.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Our Strengths and Weaknesses

One of the lists I mentioned should be our strengths and weaknesses. I am sure we know our weaknesses better than our strengths. We deal with our weaknesses on a daily basis while not so much on our strengths.

Listing our weaknesses first will give us a better understanding of our strengths. So much better can we be when working on our weaknesses however our strengths will balance out things out.

We work on our weaknesses they can become strengths as well. In fact they may come stronger than our strengths that we already have. The importance is not letting our strengths become weaker.

All the time we will have weaknesses that we have to work on. It is like exercising where we work on that part of the body that we have trouble with but we can’t neglect the parts that are good as well. Just like exercising every day we should work on both the weaknesses and the strengths.

It is important to know what path we should be walking on as well. The wrong path will allow us to stumble which is not a good thing either. The right path will keep us going the right direction. The importance is to finish the race the way we should.

The best to us all in getting our lives in better order to do well in our purpose in life; continually improving everything for our benefit and others too.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Our Chore Values

Since I mentioned chore values when starting our mission statement I believe it is a good idea to write them down on a piece of paper.

I believe a good idea is to write down first our top ten chore values if we have that many. At least starting with five would be good. We can work up to ten and beyond if we feel that there are even more chore values.

Doing so will give us even stronger idea what our purpose in life is all about. Besides the chore values we can list where we want to go in our purpose. In fact we can look high and those that we would put on our bucket list. In a same way we would for places we want to see in our life time.

If you have already made your mission statement and listed your chore values and bucket list write down how you think that you will accomplish your mission statement. I believe this really exciting because we can expand our purpose in life. I wonder now why I hadn’t thought of this before but it is in the timing of it all isn’t it.

I know part of my chore values that will be included in my mission statement will be to continue encouraging others to be the best they can be and for God to reveal to each one of us the purpose in life that is exactly unique to us.

I believe to that we can make another list all of our weaknesses along with our strengths. I am so excited for all of us to become this person we have been meant to be all along. Remember this isn’t just for benefit but for those we mentor or minister to in our lives. In fact another good idea would be to share these lists and the mission statement with the person that maybe mentoring or ministering to us. They might be able to help even to narrow down the lists to the most important values and gifts. Amen!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Mission Statement

I am sure most people are aware that many businesses especially successful ones have a mission statement about their chore values. Many churches have the same thing as well. The last two churches I have attended have had mission statements.

To say all that we should all look and decide what are mission should look like. I haven’t thought much about that until a last couple days but it sounds like a good idea.

I know our mission statements should include our purpose in life and what our mission to be here. If you are someone that is living where you are on a mission trip right now than a statement of what you are doing should be included.

Having a mission statement will allow to have a clear idea what our purpose is and where we would like to go with it as well. Along with a mission statement what our plans and goals are for the next five years. What we would like to do during this period of time.

If you already have a mission statement that you live your life by please share here in the comments so we can all see what you have done and can help all of us out.

Having a mission statement will allow us to look at our progress over time and our progress to be the people we are meant to be. I think it will be exciting to do so.  

Monday, August 20, 2018

Good Times Continue

I figure once again to remind each other to enjoy having good times. We can be so much into helping others we forget to take time out helping ourselves.

Update here in Western Washington we continue having a hot summer. The smoke in the air went away for a few days instead had cloudy mornings but now the smoke is returning again at bad levels for this week. We could use at least a couple days of good rain but that is not happening this week according to the weather forecast. Every year now it seems that the temperatures are getting hotter and the summer is lasting longer. We certainly have global warming here for sure.

It is so important here to look out for our fellow man to be sure no one gets heat exhaustion. I am one that can have a problem with it so I spend some time indoors or in the shade. I am looking forward to fall for sure.

Right now I am on my low carb diet making sure my sugar level goes down. It is important that I lose weight as well however dieting isn’t easy thing to do. I am sure any of you that have or are dieting know what I mean. I am making breakfast my main meal then lunch followed by a light dinner if having it at all.

Mom is doing well though she does have her days like anyone who is in their nineties. Her birthday will be coming up in about four weeks.

Sunday I went to another church. I have been there before though a few years ago. My purpose going was to meet new people. I love my church however sometimes it is important to see other people at the same time. It is like going on a vacation.

I hope everything is going well with everyone. If you like to have some prayer write in comments; I am sure everyone here on the blog would like to stand in for you on your needs. God bless and have a wonderful day everyone.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Life Can Be Hard To Live

Even when we are living at high level we know to that life can be hard to live.

I have my highs and lows. Going into darkness waiting for light to appear; we each have a unique purpose and it is to help each other to walk across the finish line.

It takes faith, hope and love to know we can do it regardless of the circumstances. It is tough to see when others don’t get a fair shake in life. We just have to be there to comfort them when life isn’t being fair and to hope we will be comforted when life isn’t fair to us either.

There are days when darkness just walks into the front door. Often it happens the same way each time. You think that I would learn. I figure when I get in situations where darkness does come in I will stay away in the future. It doesn’t mean that darkness won’t ever find its way again but why should I welcome it at my door.

We can’t do a lot at times when life isn’t being fair except to hang onto the faith, hope and love. I believe those three work hand in hand. I really like the love part most of all but without the faith and hope love can be hard to come by as well.

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend. I look forward to next weekend’s because of high school reunion. It will be nice to hook up with classmates that I haven’t seen in a while. I hope that some of them will allow new friendships. None of us are like we were in school. We have grown up and hopefully matured. Every day it is important to learn from our mistakes. Best wishes to you.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lifting Higher

I have learned from sports is that you can always have a bad day no matter how good you are or your team. The importance is to rise above and compete again the next time.

James 4:10 says that God will lift up the humble so whatever we do doesn’t mean that we have to live a life at a low level. We must live a life where we are humble. God will also bring down the proud so it is important not to be proud. Not an easy task at times however possible.

So being humble doesn’t mean that you live a low life but being proud you could end up there. We must trust God that we will be lifted higher while we thank the one in him that is already lifted up.

We are created in God’s image. So we don’t have to think less of ourselves at the same not to think to highly as well.

Encourage others that they can live at a higher level. What trouble that they go through living in darkness and despair doesn’t have to be our daily walk. We can ask God to lift us up to the same place that he is. We do so with a humble heart knowing that we have made mistakes and we are not perfect people.

The highest level of lifting higher is living the life of purpose that we were intended to live. We are living now for the world needed us now. Take that to the bank. Amen!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Work Hard

In many societies or cultures working hard is at the top or near the top of what is important.

I believe that is true to some extent however often we can have problems letting work being so important and that there are negative things can go with it well as positive.

Growing up having a good work ethic is fine for us all to have however we can feel that we have to earn everything that we have. If we are a Christian this means that grace has to be earned instead of being a free gift which is what grace is all about.

God gave us grace because he knew we would never live up to being perfect human beings. No matter what we do we can’t ever become perfect however much we try. So we can feel that grace will never be attained either. We feel that we must work for everything and that is not possible.

Another area of our lives working hard means we become independent and we don’t rely on others for what makes us happy and satisfying. This is hard because we feel that family is important but working hard keeps us away from what we really desire.

I am not saying we should not work hard but we need to keep it all in the right perspective after all. We must live with grace being what it is meant to be a free gift along with independence not ahead of family. Our goal should be for this to work all together. Still hard to deal with because I just said goal. We can’t have goal in this manner if we want to live with and in grace. What shall we do then? Let grace be above all and to live within the perimeters. Not an easy task for any of us.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Reaching Out

The greatest thing we can do in life is to reach out to others. There are some people feel depressed because they believe that no one cares about them and that really is not the truth at all.
All we have to do is say hello or give them a nice smile. I know a few people that feel uncomfortable in doing so because they don’t want to be involved in small talk however that is all some people have to offer. This is especially true if you don’t know the other person. On the other hand you can just ask if there is something that you can do for them or how their day is going.
I find the most important thing is to be sure you are interested in them. We all have heard the words often enough “how is your day going”.  I find in many cases people do want to know how your day is going but there are those who say it to get by in conversation. I hope that most do want to know the day you are having and not just to say it. Of course the problem with the question though is most will say I am OK.  This is even true when they are not. Sometimes you just don’t want to share how you are feeling or doing. Also I have experienced it where I had a response back “that’s nice” even when I said I wasn’t good.
The important thing though we become honest with one another. We can have a better life this way. We can find out who really cares about us and those who don’t. Although it would be nice if everyone did care but that is not really going to happen. We are not in a perfect world and some people only are looking out for themselves and maybe a few other people. It is amazing that we want to have approval from everyone. We get down on ourselves when someone doesn’t care.
So let us reach out showing that we do care. A great way to spend our time and our life; I do know that many already care but we should do more than we have up to this time. I am not here to put anyone down but to encourage us all to do even a better job than we are doing now.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hazy Days

                                                             Seattle Washington

Here in Washington State we are having a lot of smoke in the air. It is bothering my eyes a little but not as much as some other people. I have heard a lot of complaints on social media.

It is so bad that meteorologist’s on television and social media that the smoke is so bad that it is dangerous for a lot of people. For those who feeling really bad should go to their doctor or emergency to see how dangerous it is for them.

The smoke is coming from British Columbia where   forest fires are happening once again this year. It is the second year in a row where the fires have been really bad. Last year the fires happened near Williams Lake where my cousins live and they had to evacuate for a couple weeks. This time more west and east of Williams Lake well as north. Though we are being affected in the Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton and Gig Harbor by the smoke it is more so further north like near Bellingham and Lynden that are near the Canadian border. Showing a few pictures to so how bad it is below.

We should be all thankful for those who are first responders and medical professionals who can for our lives. They have chosen to use their life purpose to help others in such an extraordinary way.  Any time you meet one of the people please thank them for the jobs they are doing. This is the same way we hope others thank us for what we are doing as well. The more thankful for us all a better world we can live in.
                                                    Bellingham Washington Area

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Good Listener

I admit at times I am not a very good listener. While the other person is talking I am thinking what I am going to say next instead of paying attention to them.

It is important that we do listen to others. This is especially true if we want to help them. Actually listening to them helps them more than anything else.  People want others to hear what they have to say and that is enough sometimes. We can respond if necessary as well.

People will reach out to you because they know that you care and that you will listen to them. Listening makes the job very easy and we can learn a lot about the person that way.

Our response can be in a few words or even a hug or handshake depending on how comfortable they feel around us.

Every day I am getting better in listening to the other person. It does take time to become a good listener and even better if we have a good heart.

Often people look how we interact with others before approaching us. So not only the person you are listening to finds it important those around them as well.

When you respond back to what they have said give them your experience or it could be a nice smile. Often they have been waiting a long time for someone to talk to them and listen.

My dad was a very good listener. Unlike me he didn’t do a lot of talking however he gave words of wisdom and insight when he did. I believe there is not anything better than that.

It can take time to get good at being a listener however take baby steps at first and I am sure all things will turn out right. If you are a good listener right now then others are benefiting from your experience and we can all learn from you.

Monday, August 13, 2018

What Means To Us

Another thing is what means to us that are important. Usually that turns out to be our purpose in life.

Our hearts will stir us in the right direction for our purpose and destiny. It may take some time or the direction may change as well.

What are purposes today could be different tomorrow as well. Circumstances can dictate the purposes. It doesn’t mean that we will totally turn away from our overall purpose but for a period of time.

For example I am taking care of my mother. This purpose of course will last as long as she is alive or her health gets worse that I can’t help her any longer. She will be ninety-eight in five weeks and she is doing well for her age up to this point. Her memory isn’t always good but for her age it is pretty sharp. Often she doesn’t know the day of the week or time of day but she is able to do crossword puzzle and she plays bridge twice a week. She does sleep longer than she used to but that is probably expected as well. I now have to give her pills other words she wouldn’t know which ones to take or when.

I do have to do some planning since I don’t know how much longer she has to live. I am sure we all do when it comes to our purposes as well.

I believe to that our purposes will grow over time as well. This is especially true when we get toward retirement age. We have to figure what we will do with our time and who to spend it with. Often grandchildren play a part in our purposes as well. We may be asked to do things we never were ever asked to do before as well.

These purposes will make us become better people too. We will have the time to explore our purposes. In the meantime do what you feel means the most to you.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Building Yourself Up

When it comes to building yourself up it is for the benefit for all.
We all will be better people by building ourselves up. It is the purpose we have for others as well.
There are different ways to build ourselves up.

We need to build by staying healthy.
Have a strong spiritual life
Meditate daily
Letting others know how much they mean to us
Be friends to those who need to have friends
Laugh even when times are tough
Face the opposition. Not everyone is our friend.
Love our enemies. By doing so we might add a friend.
Search wherever you may go. You might find what you need to be built up.
Spend time with those who are building themselves up as well. You may learn from them and them from you.
Be smart in everything that you do.
These are a good place to start. I am sure we will find more for both us and those we run into.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

What Are You Seeking?

In the gospel of Matthew in chapter six verse thirty-three it says to seek ye first the Kingdom of God and everything will be granted to you.

A question we all have to ask is what are we seeking above anything else. I am sure we all are seeking different things above the Kingdom of God. I know that I do at different times.

You read the verses before thirty-three Jesus ask why are you worried about what you wear or even eat. He will take care of you go after the Kingdom of God.

I know it is not an easy task. Every day I am trying to seek his Kingdom. Often other things distract me in doing so. Being human beings we have desires that are only temporary and we go after them anyway.

When I see other people wherever I go the thought of God is not on most people’s mind; for many just getting by is what they are trying to do but that is what Jesus said not to worry about those things.

So we should all seek after God. He is the one with the answers and he is the one that wants to take care of us because he loves us so much but we don’t look in his direction most of the time. Right now do what he says we might be surprised what may happen. Amen!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Enjoying This

I am sure all of you who having been reading my posts is enjoying it very much. I know every day I enjoy writing and posting to you.

This week my posts have doubled in reading so I know it is having an impact on others and I am so grateful to everyone.

I know the impact is not only helping others but is helping myself as well.  I go through the same troubles as everyone else does hoping the purposes in my life are a benefit to others well as me. 

Every day I think about what I am going to write here. Most of it comes about because of my daily journey. Not only what I experience but what I am learning in the process. This is what it is all about what we are learning about ourselves and others at the same time.

When I see and look at others I wonder what they are thinking and what kind of people they are. What benefit I can give to them at the same time what I can learn from them. It doesn’t have to be in words but by their actions as well. In the end what can we learn from each other that will make us better people.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Happy For Reunions

What I like this time of the year is to be able to go to reunions whether it is for school or any other reason. It is always nice to pick up where you left off the last time you saw any of these people even if it has been years and what their life is like now and to update yours as well.

This weekend I will be going to reunion of a church I attended for over twenty years that no longer exist any longer. There will be a few that will be attending that go to my current church as well but the majority I haven’t seen for a while.

It is sad when you here though that some can’t attend for one reason or another. Of course there is those who don’t want go to reunions at all which is a shame. My cousin Jimmy for many years didn’t go to any family reunions and now he attends as many as he can. He realized it was a mistake not going.

I have a second reunion in two weeks for my high school class. I have seen several of them in the last year or two however there are some I haven’t seen in many years or not since high school. It will be so good to catch up with them.

Although I have friends since high school there is nothing like those who knew you way back when. Also good to see where they have gone since high school and the families they have now.

So if you haven’t been to a reunion in a while I recommend that you go to one when the opportunity arises. Not only good to catch up but may be you will have a chance to start a new friendship with them. Remember that both of you have changed over the years. None of us are who we used be.  

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Our Importance

I was reading in the local paper on Wednesday morning after knowing that I would write about importance.

Steve Smith Sr. who played many years in the NFL and now is on the NFL Network mentioned that he had dealt with depression and felt alone on many occasions. It shows to me no matter where we are at in this world we can deal with depression. Also we remember comedian Robin Williams’s committing suicide after dealing with depression as well.

I believe it is so important that we realize that we have importance in this world as well. We continually have to remember that we have a purpose in this life and a destiny to live out.

We not only have to remind ourselves of the fact but to remind others too. Being with people we care very much about will make things much better.

I know that I have to deal with depression especially when I am in a big group setting. I feel much better when I am in small groups though it doesn’t always work. The greatest thing to remember is that depression is always around. I don’t think we all deal with depression in the same way. There are those who have it because of mental illness but there are us that deal with it in other ways.

I have never taken medicine for depression and never plan too. Letting people in my life that can care for me is the solution I look for. This is a reason that I write this blog as well because the more I can lift each of you up I can do the same for me. Also important to set myself aside and spend time with God. Amen!

You’re Intent

When it comes to our purpose we need to have the right intensions as well. I am sure there are those who think their lives are the most important and everyone else has to honor or think well of them. While others believe that their purpose for the good of everyone; so we have to ask ourselves what is our intent when it comes to our purpose in life.

I figure now that I know my purpose in life it is to share with as many people as possible. I know that some people will listen while others will not and I am fine with that. Actually that is all anyone of us can do.

I know that some people will accept me the way I am while others will not. Actually that is how it always has been. I figure those who don’t accept me it is their loss. The reason is not because I am a great person but I do have something to offer for each one even if it is only a tiny piece.

I feel it is not what I say but what my actions are behind me. I believe people get more from what they see than what someone says. It has taken me a while to figure that out but I believe that is the truth.

So our true intensions should be just being ourselves and everything will out for the best. This is the reason for purpose in our life to give the best we can.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Being Faithful

When it comes to our purpose the main thing is to be faithful to those people we are around and spend time with like family and friends.

I find in these days it is getting harder and harder for people to do so. I amazed what the divorce rate is right now whether it is in the world or in the church. It is though the lives of others aren’t as important as they are. I understand when the other person isn’t faithful to you but still important to be faithful on your own right.

I know people use excuses like my life isn’t what it was once. Yes I know people change when they get older however we made promises as well that are expected to be until our lives end.

I believe not only are people not true to the other person they are not to themselves either. What I mean by that is the person wants life the way they want it and turns out different they decide it is time to move on. The big problem is when you have children not only the person you gave promises to are hurt so are those children. It is no wonder the world is so screwed up along with those in the church.

Another thing that amazes me these same people go into another relationship and often get married thinking it will work out fine this time. I wonder why people do this.  Anyway let being faithful to everyone including yourself be your trademark. You will be happier this way to.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Important to Relax

I have mentioned before we shouldn’t be serious here all the time. Of course I am here to encourage all of us to do what our purpose and calling in life is however we need to take time out to relax as well.

I figure though even when we are out and about relaxing when the opportunity arises to use our gifts and talents too. There is never a time out to care for others especially when they are in need. In fact I believe in the time of relaxation the opportunities to help others can happen more frequently because we aren’t into doing our stuff at the moment.

I wish you a wonderful week and that life is being kind to you. It is always nice to see others around the globe reading this blog. I always want to lift everyone up. Peace and amen!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

A Leader

I have heard on several occasions primarily in sermons that we are all leaders even if the only person we lead is ourselves.

I know that some people don’t want to be leaders or they felt never could be one. I am one that felt that I could never be a leader however I have over time realized that isn’t true.

A leader may have another name like mentor or supervisor; if you are in charge of a group than you are a leader. I believe to that you are living out your purpose in life than you are a leader as well.

In the United States often people have trouble being a follower. Being a team player is hard to do. I believe it has to do with an independent spirit. It all goes back to the founding of the country. Many people are immigrants or their parents, or grandparent or even further back than that depending on how long their family has lived in the United States. Most came to the country because of how they were treated whether it had to do with religion or something else.

In the Bible it talks about the husband being the ruler or leader of his home. Over many years that function has been misused or abused. Also talks about women to be submissive to their husband. Another problem because of the misuse or abuse of submission; a husband or any leader should not rule with what I would call an iron fist. The Bible mentions to that the husband should love his wife as well. Sometimes I believe husbands forget this part. I think that some husbands believe in the wrong manner what being submissive by their wife. It doesn’t mean that you have the right to tell her what she has to do and talk negative about her. A husband and a wife are equals just someone has to be in charge or be the leader just like in a group, team, business or home. Things go much better when the leader or husband treats with respect or love. I have heard something else several times and that is a happy wife is a happy life; very profound and true at the same time.

At the same time a husband should not disrespect his wife it goes the other way as well. It is important that the wife doesn’t put down her husband either. My opinion a wife that submits to her husband and a husband that loves his wife everything should go well most of the time. Of course there will be times when they disagree but in the end they should come to an agreeable understanding.

So my advice to a leader is to treat those under you the same way that you want to be treated. Things will be done and completed in good fashion if done correctly. As a leader a function of the job if you want to call it that is to bring vision. I hope this helps everyone out.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Thinking Positive

I find it not the easiest thing to do however we need to think positive as much as we can.

I do have to admit it is a hard thing to do. I admire those who have been able to do so over a long period of time.

I believe that life is a lot better when we do think positive. It doesn’t mean that everything will turn out alright however it certainly helps.

I believe that God wants us to think positive because he wants us to meditate on the good things in life. It is good to go someplace that we feel comfortable at and wait on him. God is the one with the answers along with peace.

Psalm 23 says that he is our shepherd and that we can lay down by green pastures and leads us by quiet waters. Also he refreshes our soul even when we go into the darkest valleys. We don’t have to fear evil because he comforts us. He prepares a table for us in front of our enemies. Isn’t that wonderful words to hear especially when things are not going so well. These are positive words to mediate on. Go to the place that you feel comfortable at and lay your head down. Have joy that is beyond our own understanding. Amen!

Friday, August 3, 2018

A Good Life

We can all have a good life. It begins with us making good choices along the way.

Life might not start on good footing and make us go the wrong way as well. I know that because as a young child I had obstacles to overcome like being burned when I was four years old and at the same time having a hearing problem.

The hearing problem was over when I was five years old however it took me several years to get over the obstacles of it.

I heard a lady on Thursday while having lunch with my mother that said that the youth today are soft and those that end their lives don’t realize the future has a lot of positive in store. She mentioned that she had to overcome abuses including bullying. Yes life doesn’t always give us a break we have to make the breaks ourselves. Not an easy road to walk. Another reason we have a purpose is to help others who are having a hard time walking the road right now and to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

So enjoy your good life or change the life to become good. We have choices to make and it is important to make the right ones. Need help there are those around you that can help you.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Having An Impact

We have an impact in others’ lives whether we know it or not. Several months ago at a home group the host Les told the group that the first time he and I met he knew we were going to be friends. It was the first time I had heard that and made me feel good about it.

I am sure that other people have felt the same way though they haven’t said anything. I know that there are people that made differences in my life and I am a better person for it. I am sure you do too.

Our impact is felt in ways that we have no idea about. The most important thing is to love and care for people. Also doesn’t hurt that we live our lives just being ourselves.

Often I see people in the way they are around others and how their children act as well. In most cases their children are wonderful and respectful of others. It doesn’t mean at the same time that your children aren’t good that you are a bad parent either. The fact is some children just don’t turn out right either despite how the parents raise them. The same goes for children who don’t have good parents. Often people have to overcome bad situations in their lives.  A good parent doesn’t happen because you have a bad apple in the box but if all the children are good kids I expect the parents have done a good job or the kids were lucky or blessed despite the parents.

Anyway whatever you are doing to make an impact keep doing. The world needs as many impact people around as possible.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Challenges of Life Purpose

First of all hello August; I have a couple of reunions coming up this month. It will be nice to see many of the people I haven’t seen for a while. I hope the temperatures will be less than July since it was a hot month. Of course I still want to see plenty of the sun.

The two biggest challenges of living a life of purpose believing in ourselves and others believe in us to. Let you know that it doesn’t matter how big our purposes are the fact is we have a purpose and reason to be here. What we have to offer is important whether big or small. Actually the small purposes can be or should I say are as important as the big ones. People will likely remember the small ones more than the big ones. How you measure whether they are big or small doesn’t really matter either.

Another challenge is taking the time to be involved in our purposes. Often the busy of life can get in the way however life should be doing our purposes. Being a husband or wife raising children and grandchildren that takes up a lot of your purpose in life already; what other things you do is gravy.

Along the way there will be other challenges to do your purpose which is OK. You may be discovering new purposes you have in life just don’t forget the old ones. If you and your family have moved because of a new job that brings new challenges in itself; getting to know your co-workers and those living in your neighborhood and church. Remember though to keep in contact with the close friends you have met over the years. I thought about saying left behind but that sounds negative to me but decided to add here as well.

Any way press on through the challenges and let your purposes shine on.