Monday, December 1, 2014

Pilgrimage across the nation, and Pilgrimage at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church


The pilgrimage of racing across the nation from Tue., Nov. 25, leaving Chapel Hill for Asheville, then Asheville to Jefferson City, TN, then off to Blue Springs, MO, to Rawlins, WY to Portland, OR...Phew!  Stories and pics coming!

Now a pilgrimage has begun at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR.  Stories coming soon!

Step by step, day by day, and we're off!

Buen camino!

B

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Moving!



All right, pilgrims!  I'm moving.  It is time to move to Portland, Oregon!  I'm the new interim head of staff at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR!  Come and visit.

Dean will stay here and tend to the home we own.  Adrianne and her husband, Scott, are moving to Weaverville, and Parker is finishing up at UNC-W.

The pilgrimage continues anon!

Buen camino!

Brett

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Practicing Pilgrimage Prayers


That's me in the foreground.

I'm working VERY hard on my next book, Practicing Pilgrimage.

I'll post some of the chapters on this site!

Expect to be amazed!

Buen Camino!

Brett

Friday, June 6, 2014

Walking is falling forward.



In the series, "To Walk the World" in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Dec. 2013), Paul Salopek gives us a there is a wonderful definition or description of walking:

Walking is falling forward.

Each step we take is an arrested plunge, a collapse averted, a disaster braked.  in this way, to walk becomes an act of faith.  We perform it daily: a two-beat miracle--an iambic teetering, a holding on and letting go

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How cool is this!

Buen Camino!

B

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Need to Walk

I have a need to walk.

Maybe becasue it's the end of the semester.

I think it has to do with the rhythm of life.

I need to walk.

Because we had to scrap the walk along St. Cuthbert's Way, there is still a need to walk.  I'm mostly going to walk part of the Camino to visit a friend and visit with pilgrims who come along the way.

I need to walk.

Buen camino!

B

Monday, May 12, 2014

Update on Spring Pilgrimage: Spain!

Because of the low numbers the pilgrimage along St. Cuthbert's Way was cancelled.

However, I'm going to walk parts of the Camino, going to a small Albergue outside of Leon, Spain to spend time with a co-hort of pilgrims.

Buen Camino!

B

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Still Room for Pilgrims on St. Cuthbert's Way Pilgrimage!



Still room for more!

St. Cuthbert's Way Pilgrimage: May 24-31, 2014!

65 miles/5 days/6 nights.

$990.

Melrose Abbey, Scotland to Lindisfarne, England.

Trail Trekkers will be transporting equipment, preparing food and shelter.

Come for this time of communion with the saints above and right here on earth!

Buen Camino!

B