1. Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
    — C. S. Lewis
     

  2. People of Bergamo, part 2.

     

  3. People of Bergamo.

     


  4. I was in darkness all of my life
    I never knew the day from the night
    But Spirit, you made me see

    I swore I knew the way on my own
    Head full of rocks, a heart made of stone
    But Spirit, you moved in me

    At your touch my sleeping spirit was awakened
    On my darkened heart the light of Christ has shone
    Called into a kingdom that cannot be shaken
    Heaven’s citizen by grace and grace alone

    So I’ll stand in faith by grace and grace alone
    I will run the race by grace and grace alone
    I will slay my sin by grace and grace alone
    I will reach the end by grace and grace alone

    — Dustin Kensrue
     

  5. I just can’t get over how beautiful my hometown is.

     

  6. Time for some more #latergrams. #bergamo #vscofilm

     


  7. You know, my whole life I have been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted, until I discovered that my interruptions were my work.
    — Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out.
     

  8. A lot of my friends have met my dad over the years, but most of you are probably used to seeing him in pictures I post on Facebook, which inevitably portray my family eating and drinking. While that’s definitely a true portrait of him (and us), there is a lot more than that, too. 

    My dad is truly excellent at what he does. He is also a very humble and unassuming, letting the things he builds speak for him. I am so thankful for everything he has taught me. Grazie, papà! 

     

  9. It’s no secret that I am a foodie. You’ll understand my excitement, then, when my brother gave me permission to go to his new restaurant and do a photoshoot during my recent trip to Italy (yes, I tasted everything, too).

    If there’s one thing that Mattia can do well, it is cooking. I was inspired by Mattia’s extreme attention to detail and his valuing quality over everything else. I was challenged to put the same passion and effort in the things I do, too.

    Besides being an awesome cook, Mattia is also an awesome brother. In fact, the best brother one could wish for. While three weeks were not nearly enough time to spend together, I was super thankful for the chance to see him. Till next time!

     


  10. What God looks on as obstinate weakness, we call strength.
    — Oswald Chambers