• 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.

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    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…

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    Can we be at peace?

    I’m sitting here before my laptop on this beautiful fall morning and I can see the yellows, reds, burgundy’s of all the changing leaves outside my window. Fall displayed in all its glory. I am sipping a chai tea, the laundry is going and I am waiting for the beep that alerts me to come get the warm dry clothes out and put the next load in. Life is good. Perfect no. Peaceful yes. There is an intent in my soul to focus on that which keeps me in a balanced and peaceful state of mind. Why? And really how is this possible? Am I aware of the world, the…

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    When Your Yes Looks Different

    Emotions can be triggered so easily. We can be sitting in a room full of people listening to a presentation. A call to action. Asked to join the movement. Invited to be a part of making a difference in our world. All of it being purposeful, right and good. But there needs to be a pause. A time to discern. Is this for me? Is this the thing that I am to be a part of? Is this what I am to allocate my time to? Does this fit into the will, plan, and purpose for my life? Pause, take the time to ask the questions, to reflect, to listen.…

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    You get to choose!

    I’m thinking about these two words today: Fear and Faith.   And how really we choose between the two each and every day. One will keep us in captivity. While the other will set our hearts, mind and souls to soar and go after living the best life. The life our Creator intended us to live. Fear paralyzes us. It makes us shortsighted. Fear causes us to focus on self. (Ouch!) When we are captive by fear we are focused on the past not the future. Fear keeps us from launching out. Fear says: “Don’t make a scene!” “What will other people think of you?” “God is not interested in…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Back to School

    Wowzers a lot has been happening over this past week for to getting us ready for school and wrapping up summer. School registrations that include standing in line for 1 hour and 15 minutes to get a picture for the ASB card, an hour in the local mobile phone store (sorry but that is not really where this girl likes to give her time), orthodontic appointments, end of summer bbq’s, big huge shopping trip to make sure all the school supplies are bought, and the pantry and food is stocked for the boys who consume it like crazy, the rodeo, painting the sunroom. I am one tired girl. But I…

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    Humbled

    In the crowded hall she reached for me. She pulled me in close. She hugged me. In that hug there was a transfer of years of wisdom, faithfulness, pure love, and grace. The words that left her lips that were only meant for my ears in the moment, have stuck with me; “You will be humbled.” Me and that word have never really got along. For me, humbled, means a giving up of my will. My feet have been back on US soil now for fifty days. My mind and heart are not fully here. There is a daily struggle to find the joy, the happy, the peace, the want…