Lesson from an AMAZING Camino Flower


In 2007 Wick, our son Hunter, and I walked the Camino Francés beginning in St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France. It was autumn and we often saw these small lavender flowers which are unique in their ability to produce a flower directly from the ground, with no visible stems and leaves. I've never seen anything like it! It blooms out of hard, dry soil, on well traveled paths, and flowers without any visible support. The Creator designed it to flourish in this environment and it's just doing what it was made to do. Its support is invisible, but it receives the nourishment it needs. (If you know its name, please comment. I have searched.)

I believe God has created each one of us with a purpose, and supplies what we need to live into that purpose. Today I pray for myself and for each reader to desire God and his love more than anyone or anything else, and to bloom where we are despite all odds. 


Wick and Helen Van Wagenen first walked the Camino in 2007, and God has used every part of their experience to shape their lives since then. They have continued to make many more trips to research routes, test gear, and volunteer along The Way. In 2016 they founded Camino Provisions, which includes a website full of Camino resources and blogs, and are more active than ever before on FaceBook and Instagram encouraging others to discover and live the pilgrim lifestyle. You can contact them at Info@CaminoProvisions.com.