The Sound of Silence

It’s the Sound of Silence

It sighs on the wind 
The voice of calm serenity
Whispers in the treetops 
Calling, peace be still

Whispering, sighing, breathing 
Never still, nor fully silent

Harken to its melody 
Singing in the stillness

For only then 
Do we truly hear

Only then do we learn 
That the Lord, He is God 

Be still and know
Listen to the silence
It speaks

Image by Darkmoon Art.

We Each Have a Part to Play

Crossway recently published an excellent article on CS Lewis, on the anniversary of his death which occurred on November 22, 1963. Many deeply mourned him, but he was ready to go. During his final days he made the following memorable declaration: “I have done all I wanted to do, and I’m ready to go.” What a blessed state to live in, and to die in!

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Tell Me More: On Sharing Your Faith

Italy’s state medicine system is a big blessing to us! Without it we would have at times had to go without medical care. We appreciate having good care and treatment at no or low out-of-pocket costs. But it’s always been our family dottori (doctors) that we most value. 

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Giving Thanks for Providence

Have you thanked God for his providence? For doing what only he can do, providing what only he can provide?

Autumn here in Italy is a special time of year, one of my favorites! In the small towns, like ours, the scent of wood smoke floats in the crisp, clean air. The grapes fermnt into fine wines, and olives, pressed into green gold, glisten in their bottles. 

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A Faith Strong Like Espresso

A life of real faith is never a life without problems. But it can be strong like espresso!

I love espresso. But that’s to be expected. I’ve lived in Italy over 30 years! But what I really want is an espresso faith! Not in the sense of being fast and easy, because a life of real faith is never a life with no problems.

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