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Author Archives: Michelle Hamel

Michelle Hamel is a cradle Catholic who tries to keep up with the chaos of raising eight kids with her high school sweetheart. She spends her days trying to make sure everyone feels loved and squeezing in adoration visits. She blogs about faith and family at Normal Chaos.
Going Deeper

Going Deeper

Even though the rich young man went away sorrowful, he had a choice of what to do with that encounter with God. About MichelleRead more »

Every Dash Matters

Every Dash Matters

I knew that every day we had with Therese was a miracle. There were SO many grace filled moments during those 16 days. So much love andRead more »

LikeSmallChildrenRuntoJesus

Like Small Children, Run to Jesus

One Sunday at Mass when he was around seven years old, Peter slid out of the pew and, before Jay even realized what was happening, he ranRead more »

The Art of Letting Go

The Art of Letting Go

I find myself frequently bringing my feelings of fear and sadness to God over this process of letting go. I know that He will give meRead more »

WhenOurLadyReachesDowntoUs

When Our Lady Reaches Down to Us

Yet, throughout all of the discouragement and suffering, God carried us. He helped us to survive such traumatic experiences and, over time,Read more »