Be prepared for your life to be an open book... Moving to or even visiting Italian villages is a unique and sometimes perplexing experience. Expect people to stare (and I mean really stare) as you walk down the street, without letting it give you a complex. No, you are not funny looking or strange. They just don't … Continue reading Life and Missions in Small Town Italy
Just why do we hold on to stuff? Imagine returning home from a shopping trip to find your house leveled! That's just what happened to a couple in Michigan. A demolition crew was given the wrong address, and all that remained of a grandmother's old home was a cement slab. But the amazing thing was … Continue reading But What About the Memories?
The reminder of this Spanish proverb to travel light is just in time for the summer holidays! Travel light, because "on a long journey even a straw weighs heavy." Which anyone who has dragged too much luggage around can attest to! We are all on the long (yet brief) journey of life. So it's is … Continue reading Travel Light!
8 ways slow living can help you slow down, be still, and focus... When I explain how our years here in Italy have taught us to slow down, enjoy life, and have even more time for all that we love, I find many who want to escape the stress and frazzled nerves (or the sometimes … Continue reading The Benefits of Italian Slow Living
When we moved to our current area and into a house half the size of what we'd had up north, I started seeing the necessity of decluttering. Our house was bulging with stuff! Life here in our peaceful valley is slower too. Which really helps us focus on the value of slowing down to concentrate … Continue reading Spring Cleaning? Time to Declutter!
Communication has existed from before the beginning of time. And it began with God. When he created everything, through speech. He simply spoke and it all came into being. God used communication to construct, and he wants us to do likewise. Through it he created a safe place, provided for his creature's needs, and set … Continue reading 4 Principles for Taming the Tongue
My husband's hometown and our summer home are right in the middle of a national park, is one of Italy's most interesting places. Interesting because it's rarely ever visited. Interesting because it's a striking area of lonely, rugged mountains, extending into the Tyrrhenian Sea, and forming the southern end of the Gulf of Salerno. And also because … Continue reading Our Home in Italy’s Cilento National Park