Cairns In The Desert

Spiritual Direction by Elizabeth Lyman



I once served at a church located high in the Sandia Mountains.


Back in the 19th and early 20th century, the people of the village

there had to make an arduous eight-mile trek down the

mountain side to the larger town far below in the valley.


There were cairns set near the trail; each stone monument was

used to mark one's path and offer the traveler a place to sit, rest

and contemplate the journey.


In the desert of our own experience, spiritual direction

is much like those cairns in the desert.

Places to pause and reflect as we each seek

to discover where God is leading us...


I welcome you and pray for blessing

 for your own journey.


What are Cairns in the Desert?
Elizabeth Lyman - 2018