The Day Italy Stole our Hearts

We love this nation, although of course like any place, Italy has its share of negatives and downfalls. But somehow, when we look back over the years, all we see are the people we’ve grown to love. The beauty of the land and culture. And the thread of God’s unwavering faithfulness woven through from beginning […]

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Italy

Italian Worm Cheese and Culture Shock

We have a saying in Italian. Non c’รจ niente di nuovo sotto il sole. (There is nothing new under the sun.) And yes, I know it’s from the Bible. But I also know that King Solomon, who wrote that, didn’t live in a foreign land. Otherwise, I wonder if he might not have changed it to: “There is […]

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Intentional Living

Dog Payments, Snowballs and Debt-Free Living!

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! 

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Faith Intentional Living

When Thieves Strike: And the Value of Stuff

We’ve had thieves strike. Twice. The first time real thieves, but the second were sort of fake thieves. As many of you know, we have a summer home. And in our absence thieves got in, taking our bedroom mirror and a small step ladder. 

See My Towns

Italy, land of seeking hearts I’m so blessed to live in this multi-faceted country, blending tradition with modernity and antique monuments with modern Ferraris. A beautiful land of silver shores, gleaming seas, towering snow-capped mountains, ancient but timeless cities, and quaint old villages. A nation of many churches rich in religious symbolism, but plagued by […]