• 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


    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


    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…

  • New Zealand

    Vacation Debrief

    Team Hamblin spent last week on vacation in Wellington, New Zealand. The capital city of this beautiful country. We arrive at the airport in Hamilton to jump on a little plane for a one hour flight. My first mistake was thinking it would be a fun idea to jump on the luggage scale. Really? What in the heck was I thinking? Vacations and scales? The number displayed in kg’s and so guess what my second mistake was… converting that number on my little converter app. I should have just stayed with the ‘smaller’ of the two numbers. Who in their right mind jumps on a scale the first day of…

  • Happy Friday

    Happy Friday and Emoji Fun

    Happy Friday Friends! You have all been waiting patiently for some chapter titles from “Do You Know I Love You?” but I couldn’t just share them any ole way.  I wanted it to be fun and creative.  In come two of my most amazing girlfriends who I cannot do life without.  Even though we are on opposite sides of the beautiful Pacific Ocean, we still NEED each other.  So thankful for WhatsApp.  I am completely dependent on them for my continued journey as a human.  I asked them with a great big ‘pretty please’ to come up with something fun and creative and they did!  I just love them. We are sharing…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    Mixed Bag

    Hello! Thank you for stopping in and visiting this little section of the web today. I am glad you are here. I have a ginormous mixed bag to share with you all today. First of all guess who took the huge leap into a whole ‘nother social media platform? Now I am just wading into the water slowly… but if you find yourself over in Instagram world I am hanging out.   nicholehamblin_writer     Second, guess what season it is?!?! Yep pumpkin, glorious pumpkin season. Here in New Zealand pumpkins are in the stores year round, for reals! Autumn is in beautiful display here on the island, and the…

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