Life & Missions in Small-Town Italy

Moving to or even visiting Italian villages is a unique and sometimes perplexing experience. Expect people to stare (and I mean really stare) as you walk down the street, without letting it give you a complex. No, you are not funny looking or strange. They just don’t see many outsiders, and curiosity is one thing Italians do not lack!  Continue reading “Life & Missions in Small-Town Italy”

Alpha, Omega, and the Divine Romance

Christ stated that he is the Alpha and the Omega. But what an odd phrase! If Christ were to come today and declare, “I am the A and the Z,” that would seem a bit strange to me. It just wouldn’t really make sense.

But as many of us know, Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, the common language of the time. So Christ was saying that he is the beginning and the end. That it all started with him and will end with him.  Continue reading “Alpha, Omega, and the Divine Romance”

The Truth Shall Set You Free, Even From Yourself

Do you ever feel bombarded by lies? I have lately. After reacting wrongly in a situation that I actually cared about a great deal, the enemy jumped right on it. “You’re a terrible Christian,” he sneered. “And you think you can do some good as a Christian blogger?! Ha, what a farce!”  Continue reading “The Truth Shall Set You Free, Even From Yourself”

What is the Pentateuch?

The Pentateuch refers to the first 5 books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, also known as the books of The Law. But they contain much more than the laws God established for his people. They recount the story of the creation, God’s choosing Abraham as the father of his chosen people, and numerous epic stories about God’s people.

Continue reading “What is the Pentateuch?”

Practicing the Presence of God {And his Sense of Humor}

I think God has a sense of humor, no irreverence intended. Not only have I seen it displayed in my own life many a time, but I believe Scripture shows this too. First because we have one and we are created in his image!  Continue reading “Practicing the Presence of God {And his Sense of Humor}”

Longing for Home {Do we Miss it Enough?}

After a month long absence Hubby and I are at long last home! (HOME. Isn’t that a beautiful word?)

To say that we missed it would be a gross understatement. We spent all of September in the States, traveling a total of 13,202 miles, hitting Rome, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Michigan, the Bronx, and Rome again. And while greatly appreciative of all hospitality offered, as miles and days passed our longing for home steadily increased. Though blessed to see family and friends after many years, our hearts longed for home.  Continue reading “Longing for Home {Do we Miss it Enough?}”