Perseverance In The Fire

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith–more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire–may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:6-7

Hurricanes, fires, COVID-19, job loss, riots, protests, family tensions high. We are in a season of testing. Testing of our faith.

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Caught Up In the Shouting and Protests

What a happy day it was. Little did we suspect that we would get caught up in a protest that day. With my daughter. With my Mama and Daddy. With my husband, an attorney in the Air Force (JAG).

Mama and Daddy came to visit us in Italy, where Keith served for three glorious years at Aviano Air Base, just north of Venice. We lived in a centuries-old small town, named Dardago, from 1984 to 1987.

Marveling at the beauty of Duomo di Milano, one of the largest cathedrals in Italy and Europe, we walked to the nearby shopping mall, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

“Did you know that this shopping area is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world?”

“Let’s stop for some pasta and sit outside the restaurant and enjoy the people.”

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