• On Purpose Everyday

    Issues in sunny SoCal

        We have made it down to SoCal. It was quite the trek. The Engineer drove the U-Haul and I drove our new to us Toyota Highlander. We left a day early from Southern Oregon due to fires at the Oregon and California border. We got through the interstate while it was open. We broke the trip up over two days. And were blessed to sit in a hotel hot tub and get a goodnights rest. I think that all the changes over the past five weeks are starting to hit the Team. We have moved across the world, left our friends on the island, went from winter to…

  • Do You Know I Love You?

    Book Giveaway

    Hello Friends and Family! My first blog post from the west coast of the US right here on American soil. Team Hamblin survived the 13 hour flight. Some of us entered the country a little lighter as some of us were not able to keep anything down in our bellies. But it’s all good! Team Hamblin has a lot to do over the next few weeks to get ourselves resituated here. But we are making daily progress. So my American people have been patiently waiting to celebrate the book and boy do we have some super-duper fun ideas to do just that. First one is: A book giveaway for you…

  • New Zealand

    Where in the World is Team Hamblin?

    Have you ever felt like your life is a whirlwind of craziness and that taking a breath is something you have to consciously remind yourself to do? It came to be that our time here in New Zealand had to come to an end for now. We were not ready and were expecting to stay for longer. But again we were reminded we are not in control of how our story reads. It was with reluctance that we packed up, sold stuff and booked tickets back to the US. Our hearts and emotions are all over the place. We look forward to hugging our US family and friends but I…

  • Do You Know I Love You?

    Book Launch in New Zealand

    This is for my amazing friends and family here in New Zealand.  But don’t you fret my Americans…there will be some fun coming your way.  You just have to be patient. If you can stop by on Thursday night I would love to hug you and tell you how much you mean to me. On Purpose, Nichole

  • Do You Know I Love You?

    Book Update

    It’s pretty clear that the enemy of my soul does NOT want this book coming into the world without a hard and nasty fight. I am asking those of you who know there is power in prayer…to help me fight back. I believe, “Do You Know I Love You?” holds a message straight from the Creators heart that is intended for the hearts of His precious children to hear. There have been a few small hiccups, there have been some medium size issues, and there are a couple large and overwhelming things to work through that are effecting the release of the book. But I am strong in The Strength…

  • New Zealand

    Some Things Just Ain’t Fair

    Some things just ain’t fair. Like when our friends and family in the US are almost done with school and we are in the middle of the term. Oh and stop already with the beach pictures, the pool parties, and the shorts, and bbq’s. We can’t see it over here. It’s cold. And we are headed into winter. And another thing that just ain’t fair…I invite The Engineer to do yoga class with me this morning and he pretty much does all the moves. Nails every pose. Even gets the instructors approval. Seriously disgusted I am. So as I am whining about things not fair…I am going to share this…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    Love On Them

    Just trying to figure life out. While living it, yep that’s a hard one. Right? Like being the momma, who is menopausal, to two teen boys who are being doused with testosterone. Is this my life? I have come to learn a few things about myself this week. One is that I am ‘that person’ who is very curious about things. I am always asking questions. Wondering. Trying to sort some stuff out. And this can put me ‘out’ with others. This can cause others to question my foundation. This can rub up against the comfortable of others. Now hear my heart on this, I am not, NOT, intent on…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    Kleenex

    It started Monday night. As I was climbing into my cozy bed, a painful throat. In that moment I knew it. The Engineer had shared his cold with me. Darn it! I woke up Tuesday feeling achy, stuffed up and miserable. It is currently Thursday afternoon and my left ear is plugged and I can’t do life. I’m coughing up my lungs which makes my body even that much sorer. I am blowing my nose every 3 seconds because for some reason the human body is really good at making snot. I am consuming more tea than is even harvested in a year. I don’t like to be sick. All…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    Need

    Yesterday in church all I could think of was my ‘need’ for God. A desperate dependence. At one time I would have been ashamed of this weakness. For I fully equated need with weakness. Being in need meant I wasn’t doing something right. We reside in a world that shouts independence. And yet our very DNA was created for dependence. We are wired to be needy. Needy for love, a love that will embrace us, fulfill us, sustain and empower us. These past few weeks I have begged my God to fill me with His strength, as I have an incredible need. A need to kick an addiction. A need…

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