Have you ever written a blog post that starts out apologizing for not blogging in a while? I haven’t, but the thought had crossed my mind! Until I read a post about Blogging without Obligation. The author basically brought out the fact that no one should have to apoligize for how often they post. An intriguing thought. Continue reading “Blog With Purpose, Not Obligation”
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”
Have you ever felt like your life doesn’t count for much? You go through the same day-to-day routine. But it feels like you’re just spinning your wheels? Yet, you’d like your life to count for something and bring about positive change. Continue reading “One Person Can Bring Change”
Darkness and despair emanated from her eyes, sounding the cry for help her lips could not utter. But when I’d invited her, “Come for coffee. It’s not good to stay alone,” I had no idea I was inviting HER. And even less did I realize she was taboo. Not to associate with. No, I didn’t know. I’d never actually met HER before, that woman at the well. Continue reading “The Samaritan Woman on Your Doorstep”
Most school students here can only say a few simple phrases in English. School language programs don’t work well. But fortunately, Mario’s private students do better!
Continue reading “Hello: We Care About You!”
Our village nestles among gently rolling hills, between Abruzzo’s Adriatic coast and the Apennine mountains. Covered with vineyards and olive groves, with snow-capped mountains in the background! It’s beautiful, and we feel blessed to live here! Continue reading “Beautiful but Forgotten Abruzzo”
People around the world love and cherish their traditions, don’t they? Our work among the African refugees here made me reflect on this. Particularly on Thanksgiving traditions around the world. Many nations, like Italy, don’t celebrate it, while others do, or at least have harvest celebrations. Continue reading “A New Kind of Thanksgiving”