Author Archives: Michelle

Relying on God

From Michelle.  1 February, 2012. Dear friends and family, January has been kind to us, a soft opening to a new year.  Outside my window, a blue sky and faintly rustling palm trees echo the sweetness of the season, climatically … Continue reading

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Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling…

From Michelle.  6 January, 2012. Dear friends and family, It’s a new year.  While the marking of a fresh beginning may be somewhat artificial, it helps to stop for a moment in time and reassess.  On a beach, in a … Continue reading

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to see the hidden glory.

From Michelle.  23 December, 2011. Dear friends and family, A friend of mine, a midwife, delivered a baby in a humble home last week.  I have been thinking a lot about that birth.  It was not miraculous, nor was it … Continue reading

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Advent remembering.

From Michelle.  December 12, 2011 Dear friends and family, As we approach the end of 2011, I am vividly reminded of where we have been and the ground that we have covered.  Perhaps because last Christmas was so very unique, … Continue reading

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The art of no.

From Michelle.  4 November, 2011. Dear friends and family, Thirty days have passed since my last update, and the dust continues to settle.  We are more than patient these days, having made peace with the few remaining boxes and piles … Continue reading

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Be patient.

From Michelle.  October 5, 2011. Dear friends and family, We have now been in the Philippines for two months.  The tide of details that inundated us has now receded.  Directly following my last update a virus took me in its … Continue reading

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When the miracle slows…

September 1, 2011 Dear friends and family, We are back in a life at once familiar and strange.  We were greeted at the airport by a bevy of beaming faces, which have since multiplied into an astounding river of warmth … Continue reading

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Running the race.

From Michelle.  28 July, 2011. Dear friends and family, I have been trying to weave together a coherent whole out of the many disparate parts of the last six weeks with little success.  Truthfully, we have bounced around both outwardly … Continue reading

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Love never ends.

From Michelle.  25 June, 2011. Dear friends and family, Breathe.  I look back over that last entry and am reminded again and again of the need to stand fast amidst the chaos and simply take in air and push it … Continue reading

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Breathe

From Michelle.  1 June, 2011. Dear friends and family, Steve and I forget that we cannot do things as we did before.  This month, we got recklessly hungry for life, and we crammed our mouths full with it.  The crowded … Continue reading

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