Journal the Journey

Hello Friend,

I’m very excited to share that the first book in my new Journal Series – Journal the Journey of HOPE is about to hit the press. I spent the summer working on this creative journal~coloring book.

I chose the theme HOPE as the first book in this series because I believe we can all use a little HOPE these days.

Throughout this 160 page journal, you’ll find a few stories about how I’ve maintained a HOPE-filled attitude. I will also share some of my journal writing techniques. Quotes and favorite Scriptures that have pointed me to HOPE are found throughout the journal pages. For relaxation and fun, I’ve added a few coloring pages too.

This journal will leave the hands of Dochas Publications and hit Amazon at the end of November.

BUT I have good news for you. If you pre-order from me, you can get the journal for $10.00 vs the $14.95 price at Amazon. (Tax and $5.00 shipping and handling will be added.)

Hopejournal Front Cover

I’m excited for this whole series of journals. In January we will release Journal the Journey of LOVE and in March Journal the Journey of FAITH.

Hopejournal Back Cover

Also, if you order from Amazon, we would appreciate it if you would use the Amazon Smile account that gives a donation to Gabriel’s Foundation of HOPE.

This journal will make a great Christmas or Birthday gift for the journaler in your life. It will also be a great tool for learning to keep a journal.

Come back to my website for more details as we get closer to the release date.

Bless you in your journey.



I love to watch the videos and read the books published by Simple Truths.

I give them as gifts to friends who really enjoy the encouraging messages.

As Steve and I work to make the next twenty-five years of our marriage the best years, teamwork is important.

It separates the winners from the losers.

If we aren’t on the same team, we won’t get to the destination God has planned for us.

Getting your team to work together toward a common vision is the fuel that allows your team to reach their goals and envision new goals that well exceed common expectations.

Whether you consider your family your team or you work with a team of co-workers or classmates, I think you will enjoy this short movie to inspire you today!

Although the video shares the teamwork of the Blue Angels, I’m applying some of the tools to my marriage.

  1. Center point – Focus on shared values for our future.
  2. Align with our common purpose.
  3. Sacrifice individual gain for my mate’s greater good.
  4. Tap into the strengths of my mate.
  5. Rest, Reflect, Recharge – complete a detailed maintenance program – maintain peak performance. This How We Love group we are attending is definitely a recharge-maintenance program. (
  6. Communicate openly and honestly. Take time to clarify procedures. – We are learning better ways to communicate.
  7. Walk the Talk – Do what we say we believe.
  8. Attitude = altitude. – Looking at our marriage with a positive attitude will help us gain the altitude we desire.

I’m ready to gain new altitudes for Team Murfitt.

How about you?

God Bless Your Heart


Feedback on Caregivers’ Devotions to Go Book

Friday January 22 2010 1:09 pm | Comments (1) Tags: ,

Now that my first book is in print, I’d love your feedback.  Please use this blog post to share your thoughts on the book.  I am excited to hear from you. 

If you have not purchased a copy of the book yet I hope you will order one from my publisher at where they are currently being sold for $6.95 each.  If you live locally I also have a stock of them.  Perhaps we could meet for tea and discuss the book!

Please submit your comments below.  I will monitor and respond as often as possible.  Thanks!