• On Purpose Everyday

    Everyone to the table

    This weekend I got to retreat in the hills. The scenery was beautiful. Meals weren’t all about the food, but rather the people that sat around the tables. The being together and talking about life. I came away having something sorted in my heart and mind. Let me start with the story. Jesus is walking with his disciples. It’s about time to have the Passover Meal, a time in which the Jews celebrate their liberation from Egypt. His disciples ask Him, “Where would you like to eat the Passover Meal?” Jesus prepared for this question answers pretty specifically, “go into the city, find the man carrying a jug of water…

  • Life in SoCal

    #4

    Yesterday at 5:02pm I heard The Engineers car pull up into the driveway. Announcing his arrival home from his day doing his engineering stuff. I opened the front door walked out to greet him, as I come around the corner of the house, I see him standing there. He is holding his arms up in the motion of a big X. And is quickly shaking his head no. I look down at the ground and there it is. The world’s worst most horrific thing. The thing that should have NEVER EVER been created. A snake. At this point I run back in the house. Slam the door shut. Which alerts…

  • Learning Who You Are

    You are VERY GOOD

    Sometimes we are so into our current life. You know the part where we are smack dab in the middle of it and we don’t remember our beginnings and we can’t see the end. Maybe pausing to remind ourselves where we come from might help us embrace where we are and get us to where we are going. The first book of the Bible is titled Genesis; which means the beginning. In the beginning God created… The Creator spoke the heavens and the earth into being. God spoke separation between light and darkness. The sky, land, seas, vegetation, sun, moon, stars, birds and creatures of the seas were also commanded…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    Menuha

    Hello Friends, Welcome!  I am so glad you stopped into this little neck of the woods on the big world wide web. Team Hamblin just got through a long and lovely Labor Day Weekend.  Food, friends and fun was had by all.  No school or work on Monday was bliss as it added an extra day for more food, friends and fun! Last week I listened to a podcast by Rob Bell, titled Menuha. Rob informs his listeners that the Menuha is the Hebrew word for rest. I was really fascinated how Rob goes through the creation story to emphasize the important balance between work and/or creating with that of…