Posts Tagged ‘morning prayer’


What’s your favorite time of day on the Camino de Santiago? For me, there is no contest; it’s early morning.

I feel great having my boots laced, my pack on my back, and my body moving forward just as the sun is starting to rise behind me in the east. My heart is starting to pump and my blood is beginning to flow. Most importantly, I know that I am doing exactly what I am meant to be doing: walking. (more…)

Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Smile, discover God's world

Acts as simple as enjoying the beauty of the world or offering a smile can lift ourselves and others.

‘Tis a gift to be simple, says the old Shaker hymn. Sometimes we preachers do a pretty good job of complicating  simple things. Recently I read a verse* that reminded me that simple acts of faith make a huge impact in our lives and the lives of others. Simple acts of kindness, discovery and wonder make us healthier and happier, and they have a positive impact on the lives of others, too.

Read slowly or as a morning prayer, the following list has the potential of guiding us throughout our days. I’m going to keep a copy of it in my wallet. You might want to keep a copy, too, or share it with a friend. Click here to see the list or add to it! (more…)