Do you love espresso? I sure do. What would you expect? I’ve lived in Italy over 30 years! But how would you like an espresso faith? Not in the sense that it would be fast and easy, because a life of real faith is never a life with no problems.Continue reading “A Faith Strong Like Espresso”
Sometimes God uses unusual methods to remind us of his great love and care…
“She brought it out just so we could see it!” my little grandson cried, before promptly burst into tears. And at first I thought, “Oh how cute!” But I think he was right!
Continue reading “God’s Love In a Kitten”
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.1 Peter 5:7 WEB
Discover how and why to raise readers in our technological era, with seven timeless tips to help make it happen…
From the time our children were babies we read to them a lot, identifying pictures in books. Building their vocabularies, along with a love of books, one word at a time. And it paid off! Our daughter could already say many words at 9 months, and by age one spoke in complete phrases! Our son, also an early starter, was just a bit behind his sister.Continue reading “How and Why to Raise Readers in our Technological Era”
The greatest, if perhaps the most unbelievable, April Fools’ hoax of all time! Spaghetti growing on trees?
April Fools’ Day in Italy is called Pesce d’Aprile, or April Fool Fish. It literally translates as April’s Fish, and stems from a school children’s custom of sticking a paper fish on the back of a school mate. As he or she is the only one who doesn’t know about the fish, that person then becomes the April Fish, or fool.Continue reading “The April Fools’ Spaghetti Hoax [Video]”
Getting healthy has never before been so enjoyable!
Hubby and I have pretty much always followed the Mediterranean diet since moving to Italy. Because it’s so healthy, but also delicious! And you might want to give it a try too. Especially right now, because with this COVID-19 pandemic going on, most of us aren’t getting enough movement!Continue reading “The Healthy Mediterranean Diet”
And find the silver lining in even the darkest of storm clouds…
Storms and difficulties of all kinds and sizes come our way. From simple gray spells or times of discouragement, to life’s big storms and even pandemics. And they can really start to get us down. A lot of life’s problems are extremely serious, like this COVID-19 that is currently afflicting the world. And it can be really difficult to not worry.Continue reading “Ten Ways to Beat the Shut-In Blues”
Becoming debt-free may seem like Mission Impossible. But if two financial idiots like us could do it, so can you!
I’m fond of saying that Hubby and I should have received a financial stupidity award in our early marriage. Armed with credit cards and few brains, we shopped foolishly and extravagantly. Even buying a dog on credit!Continue reading “Dog Payments, Snowballs and Debt-Free Living!”