37 episodes

Michèle Phoenix, international speaker and writer on issues related to Third Culture Kids, highlights her most popular and helpful articles in a format you can consume on the go.

PONDERING PURPLE Michele Phoenix

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Michèle Phoenix, international speaker and writer on issues related to Third Culture Kids, highlights her most popular and helpful articles in a format you can consume on the go.

    How Churches & Missions Can Love MKs Better

    How Churches & Missions Can Love MKs Better

    Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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    This episode is based on an article by the same name: How Churches & Missions Can Love MKs Better.

    ...

    More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

    1. My most-read articles listed on my⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠website⁠⁠⁠. 

    2. My ⁠⁠⁠playlist⁠⁠⁠ of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

    3. My novel about a missionary family, ⁠⁠⁠Of Stillness and Storm⁠⁠⁠.

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    Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

    1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

    2. Friend and follow me on ⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

    3. Join ⁠⁠⁠The MK Hub⁠⁠⁠, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

    4. Receive email notifications by writing “subscribe to podcast” in the subject line of a message you send to ⁠⁠⁠shellphoenix@gmail.com⁠⁠⁠. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

    ···

    Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

    ···

    The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

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    Helpful definitions:

    · MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

    · TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

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    Music: Bethany J. Dueck.


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    • 22 min
    MKs, Christ, and Core Identity

    MKs, Christ, and Core Identity

    Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

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    This episode is based on an article by the same name: MKs, Christ, and Core Identity.

    ...

    The video of Stephen LeBlanc's compilation of who we are in Christ is here.

    The shorter, printable version I used is here.

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    More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

    1. My most-read articles listed on my⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠website⁠⁠. 

    2. My ⁠⁠playlist⁠⁠ of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

    3. My novel about a missionary family, ⁠⁠Of Stillness and Storm⁠⁠.

    ···

    Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

    1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

    2. Friend and follow me on ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

    3. Join ⁠⁠The MK Hub⁠⁠, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

    4. Receive email notifications by writing “subscribe to podcast” in the subject line of a message you send to ⁠⁠shellphoenix@gmail.com⁠⁠. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

    ···

    Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

    ···

    The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

    ···

    Helpful definitions:

    · MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

    · TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

    ···

    Music: Bethany J. Dueck.


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/michele-phoenix/message

    • 13 min
    Exploring "Home" and Six Forms of Belonging

    Exploring "Home" and Six Forms of Belonging

    Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

    ···

    This episode is based on an article by the same name: Exploring "Home" and Six Forms of Belonging.

    ...

    More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

    1. My most-read articles listed on my⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠website⁠⁠⁠⁠. 

    2. My ⁠⁠⁠⁠playlist⁠⁠⁠⁠ of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

    3. My novel about a missionary family, ⁠⁠⁠⁠Of Stillness and Storm⁠⁠⁠⁠.

    ···

    Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

    1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

    2. Friend and follow me on ⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠⁠--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

    3. Join ⁠⁠⁠⁠The MK Hub⁠⁠⁠⁠, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

    4. Receive email notifications by writing “subscribe to podcast” in the subject line of a message you send to ⁠⁠⁠⁠shellphoenix@gmail.com⁠⁠⁠⁠. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

    ···

    Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

    ···

    The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

    ···

    Helpful definitions:

    · MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

    · TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

    ···

    Music: Bethany J. Dueck.


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/michele-phoenix/message

    • 17 min
    FIMO - Fear of Insufficient Ministry Outcomes

    FIMO - Fear of Insufficient Ministry Outcomes

    Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

    ···

    This episode is based on an article by the same name: ⁠⁠FIMO - Fear of Insufficient Ministry Output⁠.

    ...

    More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

    1. My most-read articles listed on my⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠website⁠⁠⁠. 

    2. My ⁠⁠⁠playlist⁠⁠⁠ of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

    3. My novel about a missionary family, ⁠⁠⁠Of Stillness and Storm⁠⁠⁠.

    ···

    Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

    1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

    2. Friend and follow me on ⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

    3. Join ⁠⁠⁠The MK Hub⁠⁠⁠, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

    4. Receive email notifications by writing “subscribe to podcast” in the subject line of a message you send to ⁠⁠⁠shellphoenix@gmail.com⁠⁠⁠. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

    ···

    Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

    ···

    The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

    ···

    Helpful definitions:

    · MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

    · TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

    ···

    Music: Bethany J. Dueck.


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/michele-phoenix/message

    • 7 min
    Leaving the Field for the Sake of a Child

    Leaving the Field for the Sake of a Child

    Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

    ···

    This episode is based on an article by the same name: ⁠Leaving the Field for the Sake of a Child.

    ...

    More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

    1. My most-read articles listed on my⁠ ⁠⁠website⁠. 

    2. My ⁠playlist⁠ of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

    3. My novel about a missionary family, ⁠Of Stillness and Storm⁠.

    ···

    Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

    1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

    2. Friend and follow me on ⁠Facebook⁠--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

    3. Join ⁠The MK Hub⁠, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

    4. Receive email notifications by writing “subscribe to podcast” in the subject line of a message you send to ⁠shellphoenix@gmail.com⁠. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

    ···

    Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

    ···

    The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

    ···

    Helpful definitions:

    · MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

    · TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

    ···

    Music: Bethany J. Dueck.


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/michele-phoenix/message

    • 20 min
    The Immeasurable Gifts of Growing Up MK

    The Immeasurable Gifts of Growing Up MK

    Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

    ···

    This episode is based on an article by the same name: ⁠The Immeasurable Gifts of Growing up MK

    Read more about and order about Michèle's new book, Flecks of Gold

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    Other resources:

    Phoenix Survey of Adult MKs

    Belonging

    The Tyranny of Shoulds

    Trauma

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    More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:

    1. My most-read articles listed on my⁠ ⁠⁠website⁠.

    2. My ⁠playlist⁠ of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

    3. My novel about a missionary family, ⁠Of Stillness and Storm⁠.

    ···

    Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:

    1. Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

    2. Friend and follow me on ⁠Facebook⁠--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

    3. Join ⁠The MK Hub⁠, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

    4. Receive email notifications by writing “subscribe to podcast” in the subject line of a message you send to ⁠shellphoenix@gmail.com⁠. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)

    ···

    Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also left a comment on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

    ···

    The title of the podcast is a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.

    ···

    Helpful definitions:

    · MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

    · TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.

    ···

    Music: Bethany J. Dueck.


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/michele-phoenix/message

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Mattalbman ,

Great podcast!!

Michele has lived the life of a TCK so when she speaks about it sho really knows what she is talking about. It is so nice to listen to a podcast that not only understands me, but also wants to help me live out my TCK-ness in the best possible way. I cannot recommend this podcast enough!

(I am a TCK as well, and have raised my 3 kids as TCKs in Eastern Europe.)

Ryan "Big Pop" Hansen ,

Gets me!

The insight into the background I have always had a hard time explaining is spot on. Thank you Michéle for helping me put things into words that I haven’t been able to up until now. Keep up the good work!

Fiona Custer ,

A must listen

First off, Michele’s voice is comforting, empathic, encouraging and just so beautiful to listen to. The content that is about to be shared in future episodes are so vital to so many in our lives today. I’m stoked for the next episode! Here for it, Michele! Love you!

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