Test: Are you a ‘loving’ person?

On July 16, 2012, in Growth, by Michal

What is love? We think romantic comedies, candle-lit dinners and giddy feelings. But love is so much more! Feelings come and go, but love based on a commitment to love people that may not love us or to serve and help those that can never do anything back… that’s real love. It’s unconditional, self-sacrificing and [...]


Missionista: it’s not about you!

On May 24, 2012, in About, by Michal

I was discouraged. In the first week of starting an FB page for Missionista, I had more and more ‘likes’ each day…it was exciting and mind-blowing! But then after the second week was over it went much slower… now it has been stagnant at 92 ‘likes’ for a while. Then I realized: I’m being absolutely [...]


Don’t give up on yourself or your mission

On May 19, 2012, in Growth, by Michal

I have but one prayer for my life, and that is that I may grow in integrity, authenticity, purity and love. God knows I need growth in all those areas! “We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by our holiness of spirit, and by our sincere love.” 2 Cor. 6:6 We [...]


How do you fight discouragement?

On May 11, 2012, in Growth, by Michal

Ever felt discouraged and defeated? Perhaps after a failure, a mistake, a disappointment or just downright un-luck? It stinks! Discouragement is a sucky feeling that really brings down your mood, your energy and productivity. The interesting thing is that discouragement is a feeling and feelings are not really all that reliable. What do I mean? [...]


How do you deal with difficult people?

On May 8, 2012, in People, by Michal

≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.  If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.  If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.  If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and [...]


Missionista is on Facebook!

On May 6, 2012, in About, Connect, by Michal

Missionista has now gotten a Facebook Account!! Go on over and hit ‘like’ and you’ll get all the latest updates on posts, tweets, videos and other fun stuff, plus you can share posts with friends that you want to inspire to also become Missionistas! Spread the word: http://www.facebook.com/Missionista.


Quick Hair UpDo’s

On May 6, 2012, in Style, by Michal

I love this video with 5 different ways of putting your hair up when you have little time in the morning. Check it out:  


::INSPIRATION:: Audrey Hepburn

On May 4, 2012, in Inspirational People, What is a Missionista?, by Michal

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed & redeemed; never throw out anyone -Audrey Hepburn More beautiful than her appearance and her style, was Audrey’s heart for children in need. What I like about the pictures below is that you see that she spends a lot of time actually talking [...]


Don’t feel God?

On April 26, 2012, in Mission, by Michal

We don’t always see or feel the sun and so we say things like ‘the sun comes up’ and ‘the sun goes down’. It’s not true though. That’s just our personal perspective. The sun is always there; it never moves or leaves. Similarly, we don’t always experience God’s presence so we say things like ‘God [...]


Being there for someone

On March 29, 2012, in People, by Michal

The difficult things people go through are like rivers- there is a lot going on underneath the surface that we cannot see. We can shout from the sidelines “Hey, just swim over here…” but don’t you think someone would have already tried that? No one swims in misery because they like to. Instead, the only [...]