A Team Effort

My recent trip to the States was a team effort to say the least. Two of the star players were my older sister and my very dear family-friend, Michelle Ule who wrote the blog post below. Between rides to the airports, taking me to see my grandparents, hosting an open house, orchestrating gatherings with friends…

Secrets & Surprises

I’ve been keeping a secret. I have known for over 5 months now that I would be coming to California this November. Back in the spring of this year, Jesus had been gently but persistently suggesting to a friend of mine that they pay for a plane ticket to California for me. While I know…

A House-sized Banana

Below is a story written by my dear friend, Jen, about the large bunch of ripe bananas she and her husband, Chris, received last year. You can read more about Jen and Chris and how they met and married in the ripe banana story from April 2013: (Why) Fridays Are the Best Day of the Week…

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,…

Home

“In this life, you’re the one place I call home, In this life, you’re the feeling I belong…” -From “Head Over Heels (In This Life)” by Switchfoot   “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” –Robert Frost   “Home is having somewhere to go when…

Back in Cali

Greetings from Sonoma County!     I hope the new year is off to a good start for you!     It is hard to believe I arrived home 3 weeks ago today! So far the transition has been surprisingly smooth. After staying a week with family, I am now living nearby with close friends.…

Buone Feste!

    I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas season and wish you and yours a very happy new year!     Tanti Auguri!  (Best wishes!)          For those who haven’t heard, I will be heading back to California in just over a week. The hope is to be home for…

Rebuilding in the aftermath

Immeasurably More

A Second-hand Story of Ripe Bananas: The following is a very fun story of how God provided a large bunch of ripe bananas for my friend Brooke and her family.       Back in 2009 when Thomas and I had two small girls and were living strictly from paycheck to paycheck we had the…