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…

I Need A Date!

No, I am not looking for someone among you, my friends and family, to play matchmaker, what I need is a departure date for when I go back to Sicily! I need to know this date soon because it needs to not only be on my visa application but also on letters that need to…

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…

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…

The ABC’s and a February/March Update

Greetings friends and family! This will be my last update from the States! Two weeks from today I will be in Catania, Sicily! Here’s my new A-B-C format for updates: A is for Answered Prayers: One prayer request I’ve been asking for is that I will leave well. Leaving has been a process that started at…

Engage 2012

January/February Update

Sent February 18, 2012: Engage Conference: Portland, OR. January 2012 Ciao tutti! First I must thank all of you who prayed for me while I was at Engage, Christian Associates’ (CA) candidate’s conference held at the end of January in Portland, OR. I had a wonderful time, met some really great people and learned a…