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Camino journal: On the knife edge of faith

  “I’m not ashamed of being Christian.” When the nice man who runs​ the albergue and mission in the middle of Via de la Plata nowhere (Villar de Farfon) said this, I admit to the tiniest prick of shame. I am sometimes embarrassed about being Christian. Christians come in all the colors of the rainbow, […]

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Wisdom from the Maya

  By 9am I was waiting for the bus back to Mérida. “En cinco minutos.” Time enough to run to the corner store for a Nescafé. Among the small group of locals waiting for the bus was a man with two bulging plastic bags. He was of indeterminate age and unremarkable appearance. He struck up […]

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Ivan drills a well

  The well was dry. Literally. I had just returned from my Canadian trip, and my trailer was parked in the driveway of the little cabin I was moving into. But it had been vacant for years, and the well had run dry. Literally. “Guess we’d better call Ivan,” said my brother-in-law. A week later […]

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Abundance

Why you don’t need to be afraid

As for you do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink. Do not worry anymore. Luke 12: 29 It’s not unheard-of to walk away from normal life, sell your stuff, and travel. People do it. More people do it than you may think. But only two people whom I […]

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Peace Pilgrim–extraordinary wanderer

For almost 30 years, Peace Pilgrim traveled on foot with everything she owned in her pockets–a toothbrush, comb, a pencil. No backpack, no food, no shelter, no fancy performance wear.

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