My gift

I’m sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written. I have had so many ideas going round in my mind, but that’s as far as they’ve gotten. There is one idea that I can’t shake, though. I’m sure the reason … (read more)

What do a bathtub baptism, olive harvest, and Elijah have in common?

This is just a bit longer than usual.  Please be patient. Many prayers have been answered with the baptism of our sweet friend Raffaele. He had expressed his interest and his thoughts on baptism, his baptism, to Eric and me … (read more)

East Kilbride and unexpected opportunities

This weekend I had the honor and extreme blessing to be able to study God’s word and His love with a group of people in East Kilbride, Scotland that had previously been physical strangers to me. I had already been … (read more)

Let me tell you about My God.

Yesterday was a rough day. This is mostly due to the fact that I have somehow begun the process of turning into some type of insomniac. I’m hoping the advent of the new semester cures this. Last night I actually … (read more)

Don’t Spank Me!

Every other Thursday here in Scandicci the city cleans the streets. The street cleaner comes without fail, rain or shine. It’s a big piece of machinery with a lone driver. The driver directs the machine left, right, or forward. I’ve … (read more)

December and Reflection

December December started with a two-week trip to Vicenza. I could write a few posts about Vicenza, and I’m sure I will in the future, but I will limit my words here. It was decided that I should visit for … (read more)

Details part due

October October was a life-changing month for me in practical terms. First, Bethany came to visit us for three weeks. She wanted to see Avanti in living color. She had spent the previous four weeks in the Czech Republic with … (read more)

Details…the 1st 6 months part 1

There is power in the details…OR…the first 6 months in review. 209 days. As of today, February 8, 2015, this is how long I have been living in Italy. I didn’t know, actually. I hadn’t been keeping track. I had … (read more)

The Old Testament

Some of our students have been coming to the Bible School for some time now, and their English is really very good. Since my Italian was non-existent when I arrived my student list consisted of these students. When I first … (read more)

Kingdom of God

One of the things I miss most about being in the States is the ability to understand a sermon, or what’s being said during a Bible study. If you know me then you know I usually have something to say … (read more)