Author Archives: Michelle

The book is here!

December 5, 2016 Dear friends and family of the quadriplegic, I am excited to share that a book about our story is finally available!  Forty: The Year My Husband Became a Quadriplegic tells the story of Steve’s catastrophic motorcycle accident … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2015

Advent 2015 Dear friends and family, Every year, a different part of the Christmas story resonates.  This year, the wise men make their journey through my mind.  Along with their three gifts for Jesus, they bring a question, gentle but … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2014

  The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light… for to us a child is born, to us a son is given… Isaiah 9:1,6 Christmas 2014 Dear friends and family, This is the first year in a very … Continue reading

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Waiting.

21 November 2014 Dear friends and family, I am quite certain that I have already written about waiting.  It has been a steady theme over the last decade for me.  For someone so eager for constant change and exploration, I … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on healing.

August 16, 2014 Dear friends and family, We are back from a long home leave.  Eight weeks to luxuriate in family and friends, and help our children connect with a culture and people that are not a part of their … Continue reading

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Good Friday Note & An Update On Jude

April 18, 2014 Dear friends and family, It has been a very, very long stretch since my last blog post.  I have come to the empty page again and again and found myself unable or unready to put words to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Ruetschle’s!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as the only Son from theFather, full of grace and truth… And from his fullness we have all received,grace upon grace. John 1: 14, … Continue reading

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Already, not yet.

From Michelle.  November 13, 2013. Dear friends and family, I confess that I am somewhat at a loss for words as I come to the blank page.  I am writing from the ease of an arm chair, in a dry … Continue reading

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Presence

From Michelle.  September 18, 2013. Dear friends and family, It is September again, and my Facebook stream has been full of first day of school pictures, and wistful reflections on the fleetingness of those long and languid hours of summer.  … Continue reading

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Goodness.

From Michelle.  August 2nd, 2013. Dear friends and family, After two months on the road, we are settling back into our lives in Manila.  Although we had an amazing time with dearly missed friends and family, I confess that it … Continue reading

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