What is a Pilgrimage?

A pilgrimage is a ritual journey with a hallowed purpose. Every step along the way has meaning. The pilgrim knows that life giving challenges will emerge. A pilgrimage is not a vacation; it is a transformational journey during which significant change takes place. New insights are given. Deeper understanding is attained. New and old placesContinue reading “What is a Pilgrimage?”

Living Legacy Pilgramage

Learn more about the spiritual journey happening down here in Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery, Alabama by visiting Living Legacy Pilgramage.  Madison and I are leaving the hotel early to go visit the 16th St. Bapist Church that was bombed during the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham.  Then, we will be leaving for Selma, which isContinue reading “Living Legacy Pilgramage”

Quote to connect the past to the present:

From Pat Mitchell, civil rights activist from the 1960s:  Found your blog.  Your trek gives me the shivers.  I think of how fortunate I was, to participate in such an important movement, to see changes in our society, but never paid the price of jail or beatings.  It also is such pain to see theContinue reading “Quote to connect the past to the present:”

Bloody Sunday

Saturday, March 7th is the 50th anniversary of what’s known as Bloody Sunday. People were denied the right to vote based on the color of their skin. They decided to peacefully protest for their rights. Unfortunately, the police and some other townspeople did not like this, and attacked the peaceful protesters. A lot of peopleContinue reading “Bloody Sunday”