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Day 9 Bom Caminho

Day 9 Bom Caminho
​The Camino crosses many boundaries and thus interacts with many languages. In its heart and center it is still what it is—a spiritual odyssey. So to get the linguistics correct the terms are used as following—"buen camino" in Spain, or "bon chemin" in France, or "bom caminho" in Portugal. I am in Portugal so hence my shift.What makes a Bom Caminho...
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Day 8: Angels

Day 8: Angels
Have you ever seen an angel? Today I met one. I was in a difficult part of the journey. Neither GPS or the signs on the road were making much sense and I really did not know where to go. I looked up and saw a woman making a signal to me. I went towards her and she waited on me. I could not speak a word of Portuguese and she's could not speak a...
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Day Seven: Gratitude

Day Seven: Gratitude
​On Friday when Jose and I were speaking, he said to me there was so much to be grateful to God for. God had treated him which sub generosity when he had been such a sinner.This is a disposition of someone who has encountered Christ. They move beyond them self to God and recognize what they have received as compared to what they have given. There i...
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Day 6: Two Tails of a City

Day 6: Two Tails of a City
Today God passed my way and I was too dimwitted and afraid to recognize Him. Have you ever realized how fear shuts down our capacities? This morning leaving Coimbra, it was as dark as ever. The city, the third largest in Portugal, sprawls a while before rural space emerged. CITIES are amazing. I will speak of the glory of the city an t...
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Day 5: Phillip or Emmaus?

Day 5: Phillip or Emmaus?
This morning I awoke as normal 5:25am. I began as usual in absolute darkness. My phone as light and map to guide. My inner Pilgrim was smiling and singing and filled with Joy. Last night I spoke to the husband owner of the Alburgue I stayed in. He explained the stages of the camino Portuguese. From now till Porto there are very few Alburgues. After...
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