advent, brave, broken, grief, jan richardson, Walking, wilderness

Remember and Repair

On a youth retreat several years ago I used various passages from Psalms to help the group recognize the importance of remembering. While the Hebrew people were wandering in the wilderness, when they were displaced from their homeland, they remembered. They remembered that God never failed them. They recounted the stories — the places and… Continue reading Remember and Repair

camino de santiago, gratitude, pilgrim, Walking

The Summer of Pilgrimage

This is a blog I wrote, along with my colleagues, about our three pilgrimages this summer. In all of our Lake Institute on Faith & Giving courses, we refer to The Paradox of Generosity and in particular this quote from Christian Smith: “Generosity is the virtue of giving good things to others freely and abundantly.… Continue reading The Summer of Pilgrimage