No tree has to stand in the orchard shouting, “Look at my fruit!” It doesn’t have to, because fruit speaks for itself.
Filled with a certain greatness, Psalm 1 calls us upward to live in such a way that we will be like that solid tree, drawing sustenance from the stream — and succeeding in all we do. Continue reading “God’s Key to Success”
Most school students here can only say a few simple phrases in English. School language programs don’t work well. But fortunately, Mario’s private students do better! Continue reading “Hello: We Care About You!”
One of our granddaughters once drew a selfie which included us. “I gave us glasses,” she explained to me, “but not Nonno (grandfather) because he can never find his anyway!” She knows her Nonno well. The absent-minded professor in person, constantly misplacing his keys, glasses, and other things! Continue reading “Why I Find Yearly Bible Reading So Important”
The Old Testament set the stage for the New by revealing God’s holiness and righteousness, and gave the promise of a messiah or redeemer who would come to redeem humanity. Continue reading “Understanding the New Testament”
A man I know spent a week in a train station among the homeless street people, hoping to discover what life was like for them. The main thing he learned was what it was like to be nameless, faceless, and overlooked. They were forgotten people. Continue reading “The Lame Beggar Healed”
The heavens and stars have long fascinated humanity with their beauty and mystery. For they speak of something higher and greater than ourselves. The wise men who worshiped Christ were just such star gazers. Searching the heavens for a sign of the coming king, the greatest ever. Continue reading “Only Man Walks Upright”
We have a saying here in Italy: Appetite comes with eating. (L’appetito vien mangiando.) After long illnesses or prolonged fasts people lose their appetite and have to learn to like food again. Their stomach shrinks and they have little desire to eat. Continue reading “Quenching Our Thirsty Soul”