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Ruth Martin
Working out my own salvation with fear and trembling. (see Philippians 2: 12)
Working out my own salvation with fear and trembling. (see Philippians 2: 12)

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Let the Biking Adventure Begin!
So, my feet dictated that I take several days off, so I hopped on a bus from Belorado to Burgos, and then spent 3 nights in Burgos. While there, I decided to rent a bicycle for the next stages of my Camino.  I have the Bike for 10 days, and have already don...

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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real, Camino edition.
So, I'm not using nearly all of my pictures from my days as I write here, so I thought that I would join Like Mother, Like Daughter  today in order to give you a few more pictures of my Camino. If you are also my Facebook friend, you have probably seen some...

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Pilgrim vs. Tourist
A fellow pilgrim said something to me that has me thinking this night as I am wide awake. He said, "You are the first American I have been willing to spend any time talking to. You are a pilgrim. All the other Americans I've met are just tourists." Looking ...

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10 Reasons Why I Will Not Be Losing Weight
Gluten Free Bread: there have been several places now that carry GF bread, and it is way better than the commercial GF bread in the States. It looks and tastes like a baguette, and it travels well. This has been one of my go-to trail foods. Low Kilometers: ...

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A Town too far...
I've been walking with, first a group, and recently another fellow Texan for the last few days. While it has been really good to have company, there are some things that are unavoidable when traveling with others. For me, that has been walking more km than ...

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Eating Humble Pie
Today I came to realization that my thinking that I could carry my own bag each day was stupid and unrealistic. Walking from Roncesvalles to Zubiri, the only reason why I was able to make it was because I didn't have a full pack on my back. My chiropractor ...

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Gratitude, and letting God provide
So, I'm currently wide awake at almost 3 in the morning because I made a rookie jet lag mistake: I took a nap after finishing my walking for the day, and I didn't give myself ample time to acclimate to Spain time yet. But, that means I get to have time to w...

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As I wait for my clothes to dry this morning, the sky is spitting a little bit of precipitation....not really misting, not really sprinkling, but still getting wet from time to time. Last night was my first night "on" the Camino, although traditionally, one...

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The rip off, or everything is more expensive at the airport.
All of us know that airports take advantage of people because they are captive audiences. And, to an extent, we plan for it and/or avoid having to buy things there. I didn't think this would carry over to money exchange, though, and I should have. In essenc...

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I think this has to be my all time favorite poem...
The Road Goes Ever On By JRR Tolkein Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And und...
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