That’s who I am, and what I want to be when I grow up.  I want a mind that can wrap itself around more than just the imaginable.  I dream of having a heart that receives people of all kinds, in any condition, the way a balloon fills up with water.  You know what I’m talking about.  It starts off small and empty, but the more you pour into it, the more it expands.  I want a heart like that, always ready, always willing, always able to receive others into it.  If my heart is elastic, I can extend myself beyond my present circumstances and my comfort to become all things in all places.

The best thing about being elastic?  Nothing stretches if it doesn’t have a place to stretch from.  I am elastic because I am the beloved daughter of an “omni-elastic” God.  He is solidly planted EVERYWHERE, so wherever I am, He holds one end of me securely while I go out and touch, teach, love, work, create, heal, bring peace, laugh, build, plant, water, and gather until His heart is content to bring me back home to Him.

To be flexible, supple, and changeable; to have capacity that evolves with need and a reach that extends according to my desire and compassion, that’s the life I want.  And that’s the life I hope you see in this blog.



  1. Teresa Vice said,

    January 11, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Amazing Michelle! As always you have challenged me, caused me to think, touched my heart and nudged me to my knees. Keep writing. -t

  2. Ann said,

    November 26, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Being stretched is much more appealing when I think of Who I am anchored in.
    Thanks Michelle

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