In each place I’ve called home, I have set up an altar of items that have special meaning for me. Some items have been given to me, others I have collected over the years.

Once before, I wrote about my collection of the Virgen de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe or the Virgin Mary) and of the Black Madonna. These are represented in various forms on my altar.

There are items of olive wood I brought back from the Middle East, several icons of St. Francis of Assisi, relics from grandfathers who were ministers, and other odd items that have some kind of spiritual quality about them. I even have my original baby plate with pictures of the Campbell children on it propped up against the wall!

A colleague in ministry gave me a stone from the Isle of Iona in Scotland. Several bits of Native American crafts, a silk scarf from the Dalai Lama, and more grace this alter.

Everyone has items like this that maybe have a significant meaning, but you don’t know what to do with them. Find a place to display these all together and enjoy them as something special in your life.

A hui hou!

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