About This Blog:

Hello, friends! This blog used to primarily be a compilation of reflective posts, inspired by what God taught me through various aspects and stages of life. Now, the blog has evolved into more of a “monthly update” format; recounting the adventures of not one but THREE Lucchis. While posts will often still be written by me, they are now related to the mission and calling of my family–so, they will recount our collective adventures, include prayer requests, and provide updates, allowing you to share in our story.

About Our Mission:

We (Addison and Maggie) want to share the love of Jesus in all that we do–currently, in the Czech Republic through providing hospitality and building long term relationships. Maggie also does administrative work for All Nations, a Christian missions organization based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Addison serves as an Associate Professor / Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University, where he also teaches English Composition and has the opportunity to lead service-learning trips to the Czech Republic in the summers. We have one daughter, Elinor–meaning, “God is my light”.

About Me:

My name is Addison Lucchi. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, and I desire simply to love and serve Him in the capacities He calls me to–currently, as a teacher, librarian, husband, father, and missionary. I desire to use my life to spread light, and love, and Truth–to spread the Gospel through all aspects of my life. I believe that wherever He calls me to is my mission field, and I believe that whatever work He has me do is my calling and my mission–my specific “way” to spread the Gospel. Thus, I view every area of my life–my work, relationships, studies, hobbies, travel, etc. as being direct expressions of worship and opportunities for me to love Him and others betters. God has called me to ministry wherever He has me, and this truth impacts all that I do.

I am currently pursuing a PhD through UMKC, focusing on application of story and narrative for identity development and personal/professional growth. I have a bachelor’s in English Literature, a Master’s in Library & Information Science, and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Some things that bring me joy: one-on-one conversations with friends, time with family, connecting with students, worshiping through song and my upright bass, engaging in Story, learning through games, appreciating theatre and dance, experiencing the beauty of Creation, and going on adventures. Most importantly, I love Jesus and desire to know Him better every day.

C.S. Lewis is my hero, and I love all of his writings.  Till We Have Faces is my ultimate favorite work of fiction, followed by George MacDonald’s Lilith. My favorite film is the recent A Hidden Life (2019).

About “Addison’s Walk”:

My first visit to Addison’s Walk (Magdalen College, Oxford) was in 2013, during my time studying abroad in the UK. For those who don’t know, Addison’s Walk is the trail that C.S. Lewis used to walk with J.R.R. Tolkien and Hugo Dyson, discussing myths, stories, God, and the Biblical narrative–leading up to Lewis’s conversion to Christianity (Read more here). I wrote about that experience a few years ago, in this post. Since then, my ongoing periodic experiences at Addison’s Walk have been much beloved memories of mine–and, “What The Bird Said Early in the Year”, the poem by C.S. Lewis that hangs on a plaque within the walk, has become one of my favorite poems (though it is quite short and simple). I believe that though God is at work everywhere, He does sometimes give people specific places that are meaningful for them in their walks with Him – Addison’s Walk is definitely one of those places for me. I also wrote about my “return to Addison’s Walk” in 2018 here and here. Here is the C.S. Lewis poem, in case you are interested:

What The Bird Said Early in the Year – by C. S. Lewis

“I heard in Addison’s Walk a bird sing clear:
This year the summer will come true. This year. This year.

Winds will not strip the blossom from the apple trees
This year, nor want of rain destroy the peas.

This year time’s nature will no more defeat you,
Nor all the promised moments in their passing cheat you.

This time they will not lead you round and back
To Autumn, one year older, by the well-worn track.

This year, this year, as all these flowers foretell,
We shall escape the circle and undo the spell.

Often deceived, yet open once again your heart,
Quick, quick, quick, quick! – the gates are drawn apart.” 

One thought on “About

  1. Hi Addison, my grandson mentioned you on Facebook and I enjoyed meeting you through your sharings. C.S. Lewis is also one of my favorite authors. Be blessed.

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