Lacy Clark Ellman

Pilgrim Principles: Journeying with Intention in Everyday Life (an excerpt)

Pilgrim Principles: Journeying with Intention in Everyday Life (an excerpt) by Lacy Clark Ellman
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Publication Date2014
About the Book

We are all on journeys. We set off on journeys far away from home, and journey in our everyday lives–through obstacles and accomplishments, ups and downs, stages of life and everything in between. And when we infuse our journeys with meaning and intention, they become Sacred.

Pilgrimage is a Sacred journey–a movement that brings us toward the Divine. It speaks to our longing for something more, and our search for answers to life’s deepest questions: Who am I? Who is God? What makes me come alive?

Though ancient in its roots, the practice of pilgrimage is alive and well today, beckoning a new generation of seekers to journey beyond the edge of daily life into terrains of mystery, wonder, revelation, delight, acceptance, and transformation. But you don’t have to leave home to begin living like a pilgrim.

To live as a pilgrim at home, all you need to do is see your life as a journey, and your role as a seeker of the Sacred.

In this excerpt from Pilgrim Principles: Journeying with Intention in Everyday Life, author Lacy Clark Ellman invites you on a journey to embrace the practice of pilgrimage right at home. This excerpt explores the first Pilgrim Principle: "A pilgrim looks for the Sacred in the quotidian," emphasizing the presence of God in the ordinary aspects of daily life.

Daily readings include practices and reflections to make the principle personal, guiding readers on a holistic search for meaning and Sacred Encounter in everyday life.

This is only an excerpt—the beginning of the journey.

The full version of Pilgrim Principles will help you to:

• Find the Sacred in the ordinary

• Experience God in new ways

• Use your resources for good

• Immerse yourself in culture

• Become rooted and centered

• Ask questions and name longings

• Reveal your true self and connect with the Divine

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About the Author

Lacy Clark Ellman has an M.A. in Theology and Culture and a Certificate of Spiritual Direction and is the author of Pilgrim Principles: Journeying with Intention in Everyday Life. She writes about spirituality and intention in travels and daily life at and is a lover of food, books, spirituality, growing and making things, far off places, and lovely spaces.

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