Archives for November 2011

Grace upon Grace #3

Another excerpt from the journal of the 2008 pilgrimage: Across the river, the town of Harper’s Ferry nestles against closely huddled mountains. The town is invitingly connected to the canal trail by an old railroad bridge reserved for walkers.  I cross from the canal side to the south side of the river, climb through the […]

Advent clay

I once sat on the floor at the feet of two clay masters–a mother and son who are from the Pueblo nation.  They had placed into my hand some of their precious clay which they had dug from the face of a cliff on their reservation.  I fumbled and pressed the lump, pushed and pinched, […]

Chapter 9: War and Peace of a Beast (continued)

April, 2008: From my journal of the walk from D.C. to Pittsburgh, learning the gospel of John by heart.  This chapter is continued from previous post. As I sit here writing at the end of this day’s battle, I must remember my dog’s gallant effort of the evening before.  Yesterday, he was so different!  He […]

Chapter 9: War and Peace of a Beast

 It is April 22, 2008 near the Monocacy Aqueduct.   I am on my sabbatical pilgrimage walking with my dog from D.C. to Pittsburgh while learning the gospel of John by heart.  The story continues…    My husband Rick and I both knew that we had some work to do to get Chester ready for the etiquette […]

Chapter 8: Regarding Feet

Saturday, April 19, 2008, after the first week of walking on my way from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh while learning the gospel of John by heart. When I read books about hikers or someone on a pilgrimage, inevitably there is a section about feet.  I guess I am no different in that regard, because I […]