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September 20, 2007

Let me begin by saying that this will be an article of a personal nature.  I felt I needed to explain the current inactivity on the Hand of Help website, and seeing some of the e-mails that have been forwarded to me the past couple months, I realize many of you have noticed said inactivity.  

I could go on a laborious, and interminably winding journey explaining the many reasons I needed to take some time, I could point out that for the past ten years I have been so focused on ministry that I realized I have neglected other aspects of my life, but as one who prefers the short version of a story, I will extend the same courtesy to the readers of this website, and make this article as short as possible.  

I have always tried to live my life in the light of the gospel, following the narrow path of faith, and in doing so I have not racked up many regrets thus far.  There is one thing I regret however, and that is not spending more time with my mother while she was alive, and I purposed in my heart that I would not make the same mistake with those loved ones that are still living.  The simple and condensed truth is that I realized I needed to take some time and be nothing more than a husband to my wife, and a son to my father.  Those of you who are married will understand the gist of what I am trying to say, and those who have lost loved ones, will know the regret of which I speak.  

Striking a balance in one's existence, especially when the call that has been placed on said life is constant and all consuming, can be extremely difficult if not close to impossible, but one must actively seek that balance nonetheless.  

Knowing what is about to come upon the earth, and the timeframe thereof, I saw this small window of relative inactivity in the world, as the perfect time to just be, to reacquaint myself with my family, to spend some time in fellowship with them, and in solitude with God.  

To the joy of the few, and the chagrin of the many, I have returned to the US, and will once again begin posting articles, thoughts, and studies on a regular basis.  

Thank you for your patience, understanding, prayers, and support.  May wisdom guide you, may knowledge be your constant guide, and may Christ be the focus, the center, and the purpose of all you endeavor to do.  

With love in Christ,

Michael Boldea Jr.

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