Not By Chance

Today’s Reminder of God’s Sovereignty: Today I went to Catania to pick up my new visa document. Or at least that was my plan in going to Catania. This document has been ready for several weeks and after two other failed attempts to go to Catania earlier this week, today was going to be the…

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…

It Wasn’t My Idea

Is this really happening?? Am I really moving to Sicily in less than two months?? How did I come to be in this place where I am preparing to leave my friends, family, culture and comfort zone behind and for an indefinite period of time? Will I be gone for 2 years? Or will it be…

FOG

I wrote the following last summer after about 6 weeks of living in a fog that had been growing more and more dense with each passing day. I squirmed. A lot. I really wanted to know what was next. I needed to know what was next, or so I thought. The voice of truth, reason…

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…

Northbound

July 4, 2013 (Happy Fourth of July!) Greetings tutti! I hope this finds you well and enjoying a wonderful summer. This update is breaking from my traditional “A.B.C.” mold so please bear with me! For those who only have time for a brief summary: I had to leave Italy this last week (because my “tourist…

March/April Update

Sent May 2, 2012  Ciao Tutti! “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” 2 Peter 1:2 As my dad often says, “here is all the news fit to print:” My trip to Israel at the end of March was wonderful!!!! Our group of 37, mostly from my home…