Tag Archives: Middle East

Cyprus Through My Eyes – Hannah Ralston

I love exploring bible lands. My research of the Acts of the Apostles rekindled my memories of our visit to  Cyprus. Next week I’ll tell you about what I saw but this week I thought it would be fun for … Continue reading

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Alien Abroad ~ Saying Goodbye to Dubai

On January 11, 2012, I boarded Emirates flight 211 – Dubai to Houston, probably for the last time. The inevitable relocation notice came in October that my husband and I were moving on to another assignment in Papua New Guinea. … Continue reading

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Visit to a Distant Planet

Imagine. It is the ultimate expat assignment. The boss asks you to leave your home and move to a distant land with an alien culture. You are given a specific message to communicate and a critical task complete. To do … Continue reading

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The Road More Traveled

Expat Women: Confessions – 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad Reflections from the Road I have returned to Dubai after a long summer filled with remodeling, traveling, catching up with family and friends, and sending the littlest … Continue reading

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Plaid Bags and Providence

This essay is dedicated to my husband in appreciation of his game face. Plaid Bags and Providence  For the Christian, there are, strictly speaking, no chances. A secret Master of the Ceremonies has been at work. C.S. Lewis Providence – … Continue reading

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Texpat Travel and a Ralston Ritual

As we prepared to move to Dubai in the summer of 2010, one of the things that filled me with anticipation was the travel possibilities promised by my expatriate friends.  It’s true, one of the greatest benefits of expatriate life … Continue reading

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Courage

       Hannah(right) and Morgan – MESAC Softball Championship Courage  Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love. I Corinthians 16:13-14(NIV) The whole of Paul’s instruction to the Corinthian church in … Continue reading

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Texpatriated to Dubai

Hello Friends, Welcome to my blog!  I’m so excited to finally be communicating from our new home in Dubai.  I encourage you to read the About Texpatfaith tab on the right hand column of your screen. It will give you … Continue reading

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