I CHANGED MY MIND

I am convinced that every woman who has ever been pregnant with her first child has said sometime in her 8th month, “I changed my mind. I’m not going to do this.” But of course by then it’s too late. That baby is on her way and there’s no getting out of getting her out.Continue reading “I CHANGED MY MIND”

PSALM 139

14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I think of that verse every day when I get up. Before my coffee and a little makeup it’s on the fearful side, but after those I can at least move toward something akin to wonderful. This post falls under the category of “whatContinue reading “PSALM 139”

ROCKIN’ ON THE CAMINO

Today we are rock hunting in Zanesville. There’s a farm there that sits on a huge deposit of flint. We thought that for our rocks to take on the Camino it would be good to bring something special from Ohio. There is a tradition that pilgrims bring a rock with them on the Camino. OriginallyContinue reading “ROCKIN’ ON THE CAMINO”

BEADS! THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR JEWELRY

The desert fathers and mothers often used beads to help them focus in their prayer times. This is true across religions. Islam, Catholicism, Buddhism, Greek Orthodox, and more all use prayer beads. I bought myself a rosary (and I’m not catholic) made of olive wood 15 years ago while visiting Norte Dame de Paris withContinue reading “BEADS! THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR JEWELRY”

AN ALTAR UPDATE

On May 20th I wrote a post about finding an altar of rocks along the path I was walking. Since then a devastating tornado ripped through Dayton leaving my home untouched and the walls of other homes torn apart so you can see into the rooms like a child’s dollhouse. Last Sunday we were takingContinue reading “AN ALTAR UPDATE”

DEAR GOD

Dear God, This week several tornadoes came through Dayton, Ohio. I slept through them and when I looked out my window I didn’t see any sign of damage. My trash and recycling cans are right where I left them. And yet around the corner tree limbs littered the street and less than two miles awayContinue reading “DEAR GOD”

AN ALTAR HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

Yesterday on our walk through the Metro Park and dam I was looking at all the rocks along the side of the dam (you might say they are “dam” rocks ;-)). I was also thinking about the Cruz de Ferro (Iron Cross) on the Camino. The Cruz de Ferro is an iron cross along theContinue reading “AN ALTAR HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT”