Parenting The Next Disciplemakers.

After a day of driving and making deliveries, Doug asked Lilly, “Where would you like to eat?” He had taken her to work with him that day. There were plenty of options in the big city of Dallas. Lilly chose Italian. Just any old pizza place wouldn’t do. Doug wanted to turn this into a…

Giving Her The Nations.

Passing from kitchen to living room this evening, I noticed Story was watching the movie The Walk¬†again. She doesn’t watch many adult films but this one grabbed her attention. Last night, I showed it to the children for the first time. I thought they would be intrigued by the story of this young Frenchman who…

How The Average Joe Can Learn Another Language.

The Beep Beep Boop of my Skype call ring was happening and I began to sweat. I was about to have a video call with a new Italian friend who didn’t know enough English to help me understand. And, all the questions I’d practiced in her language that day vanished. Throat dry. I sat forward feeling…

There’s No Such Thing As A Typical Italian.

I’ve been trying to sound like I know what I’m talking about in terms of the Italian way of life. Honestly, I know very little. But, I’m intrigued. And, I have a short pile of books I’m working through. I’m doing this research so I can be like my Polish roommate in college. I remember…

Buon Anno (Happy New Year)!

It is hard to believe that 2015 is closing and 2016 is beginning! As I am sitting here writing this blog entry, our future home (which is 7 hours ahead of us) is already celebrating and ushering in a brand new year! Many emotions have been flooding my heart this holiday season.¬† Most of all…