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April 13: Discern – Pilgrimage of Resurrection
(A Creative Journey through the Easter Season)

Pilgrimage of Ressurection

Word for Today: Discern

April 13 - DiscernPilgrimage demands preparation. There is much letting go that needs to happen. Packing bags means we need to discern what to carry with us and what to leave behind. This is one of the great gifts of pilgrimage; an invitation to discern what is essential.

—Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within

Reflective Question: What keeps you from the great adventure life is calling you to? What kinds of attitudes, beliefs, expectations and stories you tell about yourself need to be released to travel more lightly?


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7 Responses

  1. I need to believe in my heart (not just in my head) that there is life beyond mothering and care-giving…which ended almost a decade ago now. I need to believe there is indeed a new person with a new purpose underneath all that was my past life.