That morning as I walked to the historic fishing lodge for my last breakfast, I was mesmerized by the stillness of the lake. The winds from the evening before had calmed and I was overcome with regret that I had not gotten up an hour earlier to take out the kayak on the beautiful waters.
Unfortunately, I had missed some fabulous morning meditation. Instead of getting up early, I had awaken with enough time to eat breakfast and meet the 7:45 a.m. pontoon boat ride back to civilization.
The night before we had stayed up late around the campfire roasting marshmallows and telling stories, and so I had set my alarm a little later than usual this morning. Alas, I missed my last paddle on that velvety mirror.
Psalm 143:5 … I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. (NIV)
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These thoughts were written while I was at a remote float-in/fly-in fishing lodge in Quebec. Although #QuebecOriginal and Pourvoirie Seigneurie du Triton were my hosts, all my opinions are my own.
Don’t miss this opportunity to view the film “Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago” on Wed Sept 2, 2015 7-9pm. Meet documentary “star” and co-producer Annie O’Neil. This is one of my fave Camino films. Learn about her next film project and share Camino stories over wine after the show… wish I could be there!
The American Pilgrims on the Camino (APOC) recently published an excerpt from “Spiritual and Walking Guide: Leon to Santiago on El Camino” in their summer newsletter. American Pilgrims on the Camino, a non-profit organization whose objective is to facilitate communication within the community of North American pilgrims, has over 22 local chapter and reaches 1000s of readers.
“The excerpt is from Day 14 of the daily devotional that helps pilgrims follow the pathways of their hearts while trekking the ancient pilgrimage route,” explained author Stacey Wittig about the Camino guide. “I am truly blessed by the editors of La Concha who included this meditation entitled ‘Walking in the Good Way’ which is based on Jeremiah 6:16-19.”
The daily Camino devotional complete with questions for reflection may be viewed at: Spiritual-Guide-Stacey-Wittig-APOC-newsletter_1407. El Camino de Santiago in Spain is a popular trekking route for North Americans since the movie The Way, starring Martin Sheen and produced by his son Emilio Estevez.