Camino Countdown: 138 days

In the midst of all of this social isolation, I have been trying to keep optimistic about our Camino.  This week I spied in on some Camino webcams and downloaded an app in which you can walk and see how far you make it on the Camino, pretending that you are already there and making…

It’s yet another day at home….

Yesterday I really really felt it.  I felt it in my bones…I am tired of this.  We made it through Easter Sunday and still we are in quarantine. I could look forward to a special day with food and online worship. I felt as though I was moving toward something with Easter Sunday. Once Easter…

The season of Easter begins….

Happy Easter, dear reader!  Yesterday was the day in which we open up our Alleluias and it was different than any other Easter we have every experienced.  Yesterday, instead of a new Easter dress I donned my rainbow Jesus shirt and put in my headphones so I could spend time watching online worship.  Instead of…

Holy Saturday

There is always a moment in between…in between what has just happened and what is about to be.  In the church world, we call this day during holy week, Holy Saturday.  Jesus takes his last breath but it will be another day before new life emerges or becomes apparent.  In that in between day, he…

Holy Wednesday

Yesterday felt as though it was just one loooonnnnngggggg day…the longest day.  I wandered around our apartment as if I had nothing in the world to do.  Just the day before Ana and I had talked about how people could possibly be bored.  How can you be bored in our world? I have plenty to…

Holy Tuesday

Every morning I walk our dogs.  I am usually up and out of the door by 7:30 even on the weekends. I can’t get myself to sleep or linger much longer in our bed plus I know the husky is antsy to get the day up and moving. I can hear him pacing and just…

Camino Countdown: 147 Days (a little less than 5 months)!

In this weeks Camino Countdown, we have talked a lot about our Camino journey while we sit and wait.  I have also been actively trying to talk other friends into joining us…not because I need that but because we love the Camino so much and it meant so much to us.  We just hope and…

Palm Sunday: at home edition

Today we enter into Holy Week in the Christian tradition. Our original plan for this week was to get on a plane today to head to Belgrade Serbia for a week. My amazing partner grew up in Belgrade and up until a few weeks ago, her sister was scheduled to get married in less than…

Dear High School Self,

Yesterday someone I went to high school with posted a bunch of photos from old yearbooks and high school memories that she found.  One of these photos is one of me during my Junior year of high school… Pretty stellar.  Someone I was pastor to in Corvallis posted below it that I look exactly like…

Bubbles on a Friday

Ok, dear ones we made it to Friday in another week of isolation and physical distancing.  In our household we decided that this means celebration and we opened bubbles and as we cheersed each other we sang out “Bubbles on a Friiiidaaayy!” Now, yesterday when I bought these bubbles after braving the grocery store for…