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How do you describe the indescribable?

How do you describe the indescribable?

Reflections along El Camino de Santiago Why did I walk El Camino de Santiago? Simply, I wanted God’s direction in my life. I was ready to close a nearly 30 year military career and didn’t know what was next. Unlike the famous Frost poem, there was no “road less traveled” ahead. The road ended and I saw no exits, just a wall ahead. Or so I thought. For 1,000  years Christian pilgrims and others hav...

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The Problem of Pain

The Problem of Pain

Reflections Along the Camino de Santiago First let me state that I am indebted to C.S. Lewis for coming up with such a captivating phrase, “The Problem of Pain.” I haven’t read his classic book for many years and could never add anything of substance to what a great mind has already written. I was in pain and I didn’t like it. My feet looked like stuffed summer sausages. As an avid trail runner, I...

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Damon and Zeb playing music on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

The Power of Music

Reflections along El Camino de Santiago I was surprised by many things along the Way, but one thing I should have not been surprised about was the power of music to attract people. I’ve loved music ever since I was a toddler and remember spinning 45’s on a battery powered record player. I’m old enough to remember Woodstock which was billed as “3 days of love, peace and music.” I’ve seen the movie ...

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Group of Kingdom Journey's men on the Camino de Santiago.

Mobile Community

Reflections along the Camino de Santiago Nothing gets you closer to a stranger than walking with them for miles and sharing your lives. I learned this first hand along the way, I didn’t know Daniel, Dusty, Hugh, Justin, Sunnoh, or Zeb, but within a few days I did. How? We walked and talked for hours. I imagine this is how Jesus got to know his disciples so well—they spent hours on the road, talkin...

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Reflections along the Camino de Santiago

Reflections along the Camino de Santiago

Walking in the Fog I finally got to Terradillos de los Templarios on my first day along the Camino de Santiago. I left Burgos after touring the beautiful Gothic Cathedral (where the legendary warrior El Cid is buried) by hailing a taxi and finding out the cost of going over 100 km to get to the guys, $130 Euro. Ouch. After an hour of driving through the green hills, we finally stopped at the albur...

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Camino de Santiago – Opposition to Getting to the Way

The Prelude – by Glace I’ve travelled incessantly since the late 1990s, both nationally and internationally. I belong to lots of frequent flyer clubs, signed up for TSA’s Global Entry program which whisks travelers through amazingly short lines after a background investigation has been done on you. I know how to get through an airport like a good running back knows how to run through a defen...

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