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?”

BE SURE TO PACK A CONDOM…OR TWO 😉

Ok get your minds out of the gutter. This post goes under the subject of weird stuff to bring on the Camino. As you know at the beginning of this trek I wanted shoes/boots with good ankle support and that are waterproof. Over time while the boots I had were comfortable, they were just tooContinue reading “BE SURE TO PACK A CONDOM…OR TWO 😉”

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???”

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”

PILGRIMS, THEY’RE ALL OVER THE PLACE’

Each year about 250,000 people walk the Camino de Santiago. The majority of those are European, more than 90%. About 5% are Americans, that’s about 12,500. The population of the United States is 325 million. https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/ That means that about .0008% of the US population walk the Camino each year. .0008%!!! You might think thatContinue reading “PILGRIMS, THEY’RE ALL OVER THE PLACE’”

CARRY NO PURSE, NO BAG, NO SANDALS

Luke 10:1-23 tells the story of Jesus sending out the 70. They are to make disciples ( the harvest is plenty, but the workers are few). They are to take nothing, enter a town, bless a household, eat what is given them, heal the sick, and share the message that the Kingdom of God isContinue reading “CARRY NO PURSE, NO BAG, NO SANDALS”