Elizabeth Finishes Pilgrimage

We are very proud of Elizabeth, our 12 year old daughter. She has just walked across Spain – a 5 week prayer walk on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail. Much thanks to Cindy Blick her guardian and fellow pilgrim. Cindy walked it last year.

They are in Santiago but will meet up with my wife and Cindy’s sister Julie in Bilbao

Elizandcindy

This is the last time I saw Elizabeth – at the airport in Aberdeen.

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

11 Comments

  • I don’t really know anything about pilgrimages. What is their purpose? Why do people do them? What is the “spiritual” benefit to a pigrimage. I am curious…they seem interesting, but as I said, I am clueless.
    jeff

  • You know, Andrew, this is great. I respect you as a Dad, and I mean that. It’s clear you are a family man and it’s really splendid that your daughter Elizabeth did this. It’s not easy bringing up kids in a large or extended family, for any of us. How we need to encourage our kids to grow (emerge) as confident and capable people in their own right. Sincere salutations. My little boy has just climbed a “climbing wall”, as I gasped below. I hope you are likewise well proud of Elizabeth’s achievement.
    Cheers! (clink of wine glasses!).

  • With this emerging church stuff are you not putting belonging before beccoming because surely to accept to be part of God’s family you have to accept what God has on offer. I will not call someone who does not profess to be a Christian one who belongs, sure that person belongs in church to hear the Gospel but they don’t belong in God’s family till they become part of God’s family. I do believe that that is one of the major tenants of this emerging church movement is it not?

  • With this emerging church stuff are you not putting belonging before beccoming because surely to accept to be part of God’s family you have to accept what God has on offer. I will not call someone who does not profess to be a Christian one who belongs, sure that person belongs in church to hear the Gospel but they don’t belong in God’s family till they become part of God’s family. I do believe that that is one of the major tenants of this emerging church movement is it not? To accept others despite their differences despite their desire to not acknowledge their sinfulness and they want to rule their own lives and then call them equal is surely reducing the understanding of the family of God to a mere triviality. This would therefore make the death of Christ seem irrelevant. That is just some of the readings I have read on this emergent church “fad.”
    Surely you should also be called the emerged church because are emergent any longer?

  • thanks paul
    i have heard people say that (belong before bielieve) but i have also heard other possibilities
    you are sure that person belongs in a church to hear the gospel – is that the kind of belonging (to a comnunity) that leads to believing? this is the same thing.

  • thanks paul
    i have heard people say that (belong before bielieve) but i have also heard other possibilities
    you are sure that person belongs in a church to hear the gospel – is that the kind of belonging (to a comnunity) that leads to believing? this is the same thing.
    as for being called emerged or something different – thats fine with me – why dont you make up a name that better suits the emerging church and get back to me with it – we could sure use another name.

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