I have returned from my brief sojourn into the ancient landscapes of Turkey and Greece, and what an incredible journey it has been! Life changing is an understatement. I will be mining the riches of this trip for a long time to come. As I continue my slow re-integration into home life, I am reminded … Continue reading Lessons in Letting Go & Giving Up
For those who have been wondering, my journey has continued to Hydra, or Idra (pronounced ee-dra in Greek). I am attending a week long writer's retreat. This island defies description and, so, I am taking the time to add some photos for you. Enjoy!
This entire journey has been like following in the footsteps of Paul backwards. I began in Ephesus. Scholars say Paul wrote his last known letter to Timothy while he was imprisoned awaiting his death. Timothy was stationed at Ephesus when Paul wrote to him. At the end of his life, Paul poured out his heart … Continue reading On Traveling Backwards
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.I will say to the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Psalms 91:1-2 (NIV) The word of the day while traveling from Pamukkale, … Continue reading Refuge
The threshold, "evokes the spirit of resistance we must pass through on our risky journey from all we've known to all that's unknown. It's the first step toward renewal" (Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage). When venturing out into the world, we must first cross the threshold. Of course, there is the seemingly innocuous front … Continue reading Crossing the Threshold