About Me

Ciao, I’m Signora Sheila.
Writer and author of this blog, serving with my husband as a missionary in Italy. Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner web corner and taking the time to get to know me!

I am passionate about

  • MY FAITH – and I share what I’m learning while walking with Jesus.
  • MY ADOPTED HOMELAND – so I share on life overseas and all about Italy.
  • WRITING – so you’ll find my take on life, along with a bit of fiction and poetry.
  • FINDING JOY – even during the trials and maddening mundane of everyday life.

God loves us, and wants us to know him. In him, we can put our past behind and reach for all the good he has in planned for our lives. He looks beyond our defects and failures to see all that we can become in him. So together let’s discover all the joy he in store for us – even in the midst of the trials and the maddening mundane of everyday life!

Our Story

Upon coming to know Christ, we felt burdened to bring God’s Good News to my husband’s people. So with our two children we returned to his Italian homeland in May of 1989. By God’s grace we’ve been serving here ever since.

We embarked with little. Eight suitcases bulging with clothing, school books, and 8 teddy bears. No support base, income, or property, and little money. But we knew that we have a great and awesome God!

We’ve moved over 50 times, mostly in Italy, going wherever we could serve. We’ve “enjoyed” some pretty strange dwellings. A tent, a tarantula-infested camper (shudder), and a remodeled chicken coop that was so cozy the chickens kept returning!

We’ve gone without many things, been abundantly blessed, and learned countless lessons on our journey. Especially that God is gracious and faithful every step of the way!

Years of missionary life have taught us that life’s most valuable lessons often come through life’s hardest challenges and most difficult trials. Those times in life when joy and peace vanish, and all hope fades away.

But it’s in those moments that we see God’s strength and faithfulness in a deeper way. We discover that he’s a tender Father who longs to turn our mourning into dancing. And transform our shattered dreams into abundant blessings – even in the midst of deep pain and sorrow.

Thank you for visiting! We’re privileged to share with you, and we are honored by your presence here.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6 CSB