CHOOSE A PATH

I’ve been walking a lot around my town. Sometimes I walk to the library, sometimes to the grocery, sometimes through the metro park, ok and sometimes to the ice cream shop 🍦🍨🍦🍨😋 I know these roads like the back of my hand. I know how long it will take to reach my destination. I likeContinue reading “CHOOSE A PATH”

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”

HOW MUCH STUFF DO I NEED?

I think I have pared my back pack down considerably. The last time I weighed it it was 14.96 pounds. Today it is 13.7 pounds. I took out some clothing and some small items that I discovered we had duplicated in our packs. I even took out my Bluetooth keyboard that I bought especially forContinue reading “HOW MUCH STUFF DO I NEED?”

IF THE ROCKS WON’T SPEAK UP…

Yesterday we took a 17.4 mile walk and it was the longest walk I’ve ever done with my pack which weighed 14.86 pounds. Since the rocks didn’t speak to me, my back and legs decided to “weigh” in on this subject. And their decision is… TAKE THE SMALL ONE!

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”

WHAT WILL THE TEMPERATURE BE???

There is a heat wave right now in Europe. It’s been described as hellish, sizzling, and scorching 😩 I took each of my girls to France when they were teenagers and I always remember Paris as being sweltering in July. We stayed with my cousin and her apartment had no air conditioning. This was notContinue reading “WHAT WILL THE TEMPERATURE BE???”

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”

DOING THE PASO DOBLE

My husband got a package in the mail. He actually gets a lot of packages…very small quick drying towels, tiny cork screws, chewable tablets of toothpaste, you know…stuff to take on the Camino. So I didn’t think anything about this one. It’s probably one more thing that I had no idea existed. Well I knowContinue reading “DOING THE PASO DOBLE”

FRAILTY THY NAME IS WOMAN

That’s the line that Shakespeare’s Hamlet says in response to his mother’s quick remarriage after his father’s death. Hamlet, and I suppose Shakespeare are talking about an emotional frailty not her physical stamina. But that line has been dogging (no pun intended and you’ll soon see why I say that) for the last week. LastContinue reading “FRAILTY THY NAME IS WOMAN”

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”