Visiting Belpasso

The following post was written by a dear family-friend who came with her husband and son to visit me a couple of months ago. Visiting Hillary in Belpasso: It’s always a challenge to see a person head off on an adventure, whether it’s your child or one you’ve come to love. You pray for them,…

Signs of Peace and Joy

My good friend Melanie, after working at an International School in Thailand for a number of years, is now working with young adults in Southern California. She recently wrote the following e-mail and readily gave her consent for me to share this ripe banana story with you here (Thanks Mel!). Dear Friends and Family, I…

A Generous Father

The place where I have been living the last few years is an enormous bunch of ripe bananas in and of itself. God provided a great place with an awesome roommate, unbeatable price and wonderful landlords to boot! Each of these elements were none I could have pieced together on my own. Several months before…

Amy & Me

Amy

My first encounter with Italy was on a semester abroad program in the Spring of 2003. While many of the students signed up with friends, the only people I knew were a few of my fellow classmates from my Italian class the semester before. In the frenzy of getting ready to live overseas for four…