Category Archives: preparation

Weather …

Some stormy wet weather has arrived this evening … the remnants of hurricane Leslie. It’s already raining heavily here … and with luck will pass over tonight, though more realistically it will carry on into tomorrow. If that’s the case … Continue reading

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Ready, steady ….

As I’ve been bustling around today I’ve been getting increasingly nervous! Can I actually do this? What’s more, numerous ‘what ifs’ are dancing before my eyes too! So much so, it’s making me dizzy! But a friend said of me … Continue reading

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Food for the Way.

. The Soul of a Pilgrim (Christine Valters Painter) Tonight I’m prayerfully stepping into the life of a Pilgrim. I’m thankful for these guideposts which are helping me navigate the transition but also thankful for the realisation that this process … Continue reading

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T minus 2 : travelling south

The part of the camino I’m least looking forward to is the getting to St Jean Pied de Port. I’ve planned it … I think I know what I’m doing … but I’m getting apprehensive and feel there are too … Continue reading

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Recalibration

I’m sitting here – watching the sky change before the sun sets – and experiencing (not only observing) what a blessing this week’s holiday before I start my Camino really is! It’s as if I’m being recalibrated … moving away … Continue reading

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Meeting God in others …

One of my hopes for the Camino is to meet God in the pilgrims (and other people) I meet, and in the stories I hear and in the things I observe. Starting my sabbatical here in Ähtäri, and on holiday … Continue reading

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Following the Shell …

Pictures and symbols are important to me. In many ways the adage ‘a picture paints a thousand words’ holds very true to me. That said … … I do identify more with writing and reading (the gathering and re-telling stories) … Continue reading

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