America and the Church at a Crossroads

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No, this is not one of those article bashing your candidate or promoting mine. This isn’t even one of those calling for a “return to our values” or lamenting the moral state of America. I’m not advocating for a particular position or going to instruct you on how to vote biblically, I’m just sad and…

Taste and See

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Have you ever had a ripe(1) persimmon on a crisp day in October? I’m sad to say, despite priding myself on a broad palate and a love of eating locally and seasonally, it’s something I’ve only recently discovered. This is my seventh autumn in Italy and every year right around this time I see the…

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig!

Just wanted to write a brief update to let you know that after an unimaginable summer we are safely back home in Bologna. In classic Italian fashion our internet wasn’t working when we returned and our service provider was happy to fix it sometime within a month or so. The result is a little frustration…

Manna in the Wilderness

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This summer we returned to the States on a 9 week “Home Assignment,” an opportunity to speak to churches, reconnect with supporters and tell people the ways God is moving in Italy. To say the summer didn’t go like we planned would be an understatement. To say that life spun entirely out of control would…

Who IS this Jesus?

I got home from taking Ruby Love to school this morning and gratefully sat down at the dining room table with my cup of coffee in hand ready for bible study. I opened my SheReadsTruth daily Lent study and read the 3 passages of scripture focusing on Simon the Cyrenian carrying the cross of Jesus as…

Please Pray with Us (Bologna Prayer Chain)

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Here we go again. And I can’t wait! There are over 100,000 students at the University of Bologna. They bear a striking resemblance to the ones you see scattered around the cities in which most of you live. Laughter and loud conversations echo loudly in piazzas around town. They carry backpacks heavily laden with books,…

Going back and moving forward

David said to me just today, “3 more days and it’ll be February”. “WHAT?” I responded, “How is that possible? Weren’t we just in the States last week?” No is the answer to that question, that was over 3 weeks ago! We had the sweet privilege of returning to the States for Christmas this year.…

The Constant

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It’s quiet in the house this morning except for the lull of “a jazzy Christmas” seeping through my computer speakers. I’m kind of addicted to Christmas music this year. If you were to walk into my house at any time during the day you would most likely be greeted by the smell of a combination…

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