Trees by streams…

Psalm 1:3 They are like trees planted by streams – 
they bear their fruit in season, 
their leaves never wither, 
everything they do succeeds.” Who are “they”? If we look at the context – the verses before this one, it is talking about “those who meditate” on God’s word. So what does it means toContinue reading “Trees by streams…”

Paul and Romans 16

While stateside (wading through the endless visa process), I’ve been attending a BSF bible study. (Click the link for info) Every week, I gather with several hundred women to worship, then into smaller groups for digging deeper into the Word. What a gift this has been! I really love digging deeper into Scripture; trying toContinue reading “Paul and Romans 16”

Turning Piedmontese

I love travel memoirs. Love.Them. Stories and earned wisdom from people who have gone to far-flung places testing the boundaries of comfort and cultural idiosyncrasies fascinate me. Let’s be honest; I like hearing how people have fumbled through cultural faux-paux. Funny, charming, and commiserating over crazy bureaucracy gets me turning pages. “Turning Tuscan” by SamContinue reading “Turning Piedmontese”

“Expectations and Burnout”

Having stepped directly into a patch of stinging nettles in bare feet yesterday, today is a sit-around-with-feet-up day. A day to read and be grateful for Benadryl. Abba, having his unique timing, sent me a new book just yesterday – “Expectations and Burnout” by Sue Eenigenburg and Robynn Bliss. Let me tell you, these ladiesContinue reading ““Expectations and Burnout””

God is kicking me a little…

I have a confession. Sometimes, God kicks me. Villa Sollievo began when the Holy Spirit punched me in the face with Matthew 4:11.   God has, a few times in my life, smacked me upside the head. (yes, that’s the technical term.) I don’t mean to be obstinate. But sometimes I get distracted and HeContinue reading “God is kicking me a little…”