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February 23, 2018

Journey Prayer

God bless to me this day,

God bless to me this night,

Bless, O Bless, Thou God of Grace

Each day and hour of my life;

Bless, O bless thou God of grace

Each day and hour of my life.

God, bless the pathway on which I go,

God bles...

February 21, 2018

To embark on pilgrimage meant "making a commitment to live in the space of threshold, the liminal space, the place of not knowing how things will turn out, the place of possibility...." 

~Christine Paintner Valters

This Lenten series st...

February 19, 2018

If your journey is indeed a pilgrimage, a soulful journey, it will be rigorous.

~Phil Cousineau

When it comes to spiritual practice, I want lots of affirmation so I know I am on the right track. If I'm going to put in the time and effor...

February 18, 2018

The Celtic understanding of journeying is peregrination, seeking, quest, adventure, wandering, exile.

~Esther deWaal

The weekend arrives and I want to play. People tell me I don't play enough. But during Lent a deeper desire claims my h...

February 15, 2018

The spiritual life involves risk. There's no way around it.

~Belden Lane

Second day of Lent, and I'm already tempted to give up my quest.  I won't share the specifics of my Lenten fast because it is too personal and sacred to talk about...

February 13, 2018

The object of pilgrimage is not rest and recreation-to get away from it all. To set out on pilgrimage is to throw down a challenge to everyday life. Nothing matters now but this adventure.

~Huston Smith~

Ash Wednesday,  the beginning of...

September 19, 2017

 There is more hope in honest brokenness than in the pretense of false wholeness.

~Jamie Arpin Ricci~*

This website, Beyond These Shores, is a rebranding of the work Don and I have lived all our adult lives.  It emerges from our fractur...

September 17, 2017

4 Poems That Changed My Life - fourth installment

I first watched the 1952 movie, The Miracle of the Lady of Fatima, years after its release. Although not Catholic, my little third grade self resonated with the experiences of the child...

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