In case you have not already heard – retirement can be a real shock to your system. There is a lot that goes into that reality. Probably most important among the factors is that we, as a society, tend to identify ourselves with our work. When introduced to somebody new the most common first question is, “So, what do you do for a living…?” Our work becomes Continue reading
Most people who are facing as strong of a headwind as the man of this statue would turn around, quit, go inside and wait, or do just about anything but keep walking into the wind. Not having to face the wind is a luxury of Continue reading
Posted in Christian Living, National Problems
Tagged Blessings, Camino, Camino de Santiago, Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Children, Endurance, Faith, Hope, Perseverance, Resliency, Struggle, suffering, Tribulation
Pimps and pushers, priests and preachers, saints and sinners – all closer than you Continue reading
I want a better prayer life. The first response to such a statement (at least among people of faith) is frequently, “Don’t we all.” This desire for better prayer lives is Continue reading
Will you break bread with somebody different than you?
Eating is a major part of life. This is not about the food itself. It does not matter if it is a simple meal from a fast food place or dining in fine restaurants. It does not matter if one has made sandwiches or had a massive cookout. The question is Continue reading
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Tagged Blessings, Bread, Break Bread, Camino, Camino de Santiago, Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Eucharist, Evangelism, Pilgrim, Pilgrimage, Strangers, Wine
This post was originally a Facebook post a few weeks. Upon encouragement from a reader, I have decided to move it here for a wider readership.
I have recently been reviewing a few cases of “Christian” failures Continue reading
I recently had an opportunity to travel the Camino de Santiago de Compostela (or at least a portion of it) in Spain. It was a truly wonderful experience physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I learned about myself, my faith, and other people along the way. Pilgrims, myself included, shared stories and made friends in a unique environment that Continue reading
For years and years, I have heard the story of the Wedding Feast at Cana. It is the story of Jesus’ first miracle – turning water into wine. The story is great and you can find the full story here. The debates over the story are even better. Those in the teetotal crowd claim Jesus made the water into fresh squeezed grape juice while those who do imbibe claim that such an idea is rubbish. Continue reading
Have you heard the story about when Jesus fed the 5,000? It is a truly amazing story. Jesus is being followed by the crowds. Some want to be healed, some want their family members and friends to be healed, and some simply want to see the amazing works Jesus is performing. Bottom-line is that they are all hungering after something. Continue reading
Feet are strange. You would think that they are all about the same but that is not true. Everyone has seen ugly feet and everyone has seen good-looking feet. There are flat feet and highly arched feet. There are feet covered in callouses and feet that are soft as can be. Feet are frequently in shoes but if you are blessed by warm weather, your feet may be in sandals or even plain bare feet. Continue reading