• Learning Who You Are

    Just as I am

    If I were to tell you right now in this moment that God accepts you and loves you just as you are, how would that make you feel? Do you think I am being wacky? Or do you know the truth when you hear it? I think we struggle with God accepting us just as we are because there is really nothing like it here on earth.  Thanks to advertising we feel we will not be accepted for our gray hairs, our wrinkles, our 10 year old cars, our curvy bodies, and our houses that don’t resemble high end decorator status. We can’t be accepted until we fix all the…

  • Learning Who You Are

    How healthy is your mind?

    What does your mind look like? Have you ever thought about that? We experience the side effects of how healthy or unhealthy our mind is. If our minds are a chaotic mess of unorganized thoughts, ideas and dreams our lives will reveal this. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 We live in a culture that applauds and favors a busy lifestyle.  The more you are doing must mean the more successful you are. What if we refused to…

  • Do You Know I Love You?

    You’re Invited

    You are worth it. Your life matters. You are here on purpose. Maybe you need to hear that today. Maybe you need to be reminded of that. Maybe you need to hear it for the first time. We were created to not just survive here on earth, but to thrive. To live our best lives. The foundation to thriving is knowing you are loved. Knowing you are loved and living like it! Do you want to know you are loved? Do you want to do more than just survive this next year? I am going to be hosting an online book club and I would love for you to join…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    ‘Tis the Season

    ‘Tis the season. This season can bring so many triggers of so many kinds. The stress of finances. The dysfunction of family relationships. The pressure to do. The chaos of schedules. This season can cause us to be overwhelmed mentally, physically and emotionally. Without a purposeful pause to find a moment to breath and be calm we can become burdened and spiral in such a way that hope, joy and peace seem not available. ‘Tis the season. May you choose to pause.  Sit.  Be. Find a moment in which hope, joy and peace are what surround you. Seek them.  Find them. Maybe it’s with a cup of tea in the…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    Gift Guide 2018

    Hello Friends! Welcome to the blog. I thought today I would give you some fun Christmas Gift Ideas. If you are giving gifts this year here are a few ideas that might be fun and helpful: Want to give the give of food?  Harry and David will not disappoint with their super yummy fruit!       2.  What would a Gift Guide List be without some book ideas?     3. One of my most favorite things to do is play games, share laughs and make memories.  What about a fun new board game? 4.  Giving a gift in the honor of, or on behalf of someone is also…

  • Do You Know I Love You?

    Being vs Doing

    We live in a world that gives applause for ‘doing’ something. Success in worldly terms means you have accomplished some big achievement. You have done something. There are few red carpet events if any that are held for ‘being’. Right? Usually the medals, the plaques, the trophies are all for those who are be rewarded for ‘doing’. We are torn between the desire of the limelight and the peace of knowing we are where we are supposed to be. Friends even though it’s the byline to my book, A life of being not doing, I struggle. Excerpt from Do You Know I Love You?: Chapter: Being vs. Doing In my…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    Blessing in the Struggle

    Jacob is traveling back to his homeland. He’s about to meet up with his brother Esau who he stole the birthright from. Family conflict can add stress to us mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Jacob no doubt is feeling a ton of stress as he gets closer to coming face to face with his brother. In his stress Jacob prays back the promises God had made him. “I will make you prosper.” Genesis 32:9 In the midst of all the chaos Jacob might not be ‘feeling’ so prosperous but he boldly declares this promise in his prayer. Jacob sends gifts up ahead with messengers for his brother Esau in hopes…

  • Learning Who You Are

    Walk

    I ate my pre-run breakfast, hot tea, toast with peanut butter, one banana, and a small yogurt. It’s the morning of my first ever 5K Turkey Trot. I put on my running shorts, shirt and socks. Pulled on a long sleeve just in case it was going to be chilly. I laced up my running shoes. I had my arm pocket that would hold my phone, I made sure I had my earbuds so I could listen to a podcast. I grabbed gloves and my headband, the race was out at the lake, it could be windy. I announce; I’m off to trot. The boys of course give me weird…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    Salute

    On this Veterans Day I am thinking about you and your service. I don’t know your story. But I am aware of your strength. I may not see all your scars. But I know that you are selfless. You have suffered with secrets and selected silence. May you know you are thanked, appreciated and loved sincerely.

  • On Purpose Everyday

    Keep It Simple

    Hello! Welcome to the blog. A place to motivate, encourage and live out our lives together. I don’t know about you but this time of year is one of my favorites. We are coming into the holidays. Each month from now until the end of January there will be food, celebrations, family, friends, and football (the Super Bowl it’s really just a reason to put out a bunch of amazing snacky foods and where your sweatpants and enjoy the day; Team Hamblin calls is Snack Sunday). All the things. Now maybe all those things are not in your next few months. But I would probably guess a few of them…