We no longer travel a lot by train, as we once did. But it always takes me back to our early car-less years here in Italy. When my husband rode an old moped 12 miles (20 km) to work, rain, snow, or sunshine. Italy's public transport enables car-free living in some areas. But no buses … Continue reading The Much of Little [Video]
Years ago, after our first two years in Italy, we went stateside for our first one-month furlough. Which, because we also had unpaid debts to settle, stretched into a year and a half. Mario got a job with a tree-trimming service, and things didn't quite go according to plan... because of his life-threatening encounter with … Continue reading Peace That Passes All Understanding
Quite possibly you're sitting there wondering "What in the world IS Affluenza?" So did I the first time I heard it! Influenza I knew all too well! In fact, I'm recovering right now from yet another bout of it - mamma mia! But I only recently heard of Affluenza, a term mainly used by critics … Continue reading Do You Have Affluenza?
Anniversaries are those special events in our lives that often take us back in time. Remembering what was, and hoping for what is yet to come. Well, today is our 42nd wedding anniversary! And as we look back, we find that what stands out most is God faithfulness. We left our homeland with no promised support … Continue reading Only By God’s Faithfulness
Our First World obsessions. How did we get them? Picture-perfect homes. With fine decor, and all artistically arranged. I can't help but wonder: How did we get this way? I recently read a post about hiding external cords of wall lights. You know, the kind added after construction. Because that cord. Well, it's ugly, messy, and … Continue reading Our 1st World Obsessions
I wanted that pigeon dead; it's sad but true. Now don't get me wrong, I love birds. I'd like a house full of them, and barnyard too. (Not that I have a barn!) But I did not like that pigeon! "Kill that pigeon, I said!" The outside walls of our old house, like the one … Continue reading Kill That Pigeon