St. Nicholas Episcopal Church of Kapolei Hawaii has held "Covenant Group" meetings for about 10 years. These groups meet weekly for fellowship, prayer and reflection on the readings and the sermon from the previous week. This blog is an attempt to offer the prayer and reflection as an on-going basis. The challenges of schedules and more prevent many members from participating in our groups, perhaps this will allow for additional participation. I will post readings and questions - please answer the questions and contribute as you're comfortable in the comment sections. Blessings

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Look - talkin' bout God

“Always be prepared” implies having a certain amount of equipment with you.  Sometimes our knowledge or ability to adapt help us to compensate for items we may not have.

  1. If you were going tent camping on the beach, what would be the one thing you would make sure you brought?  Thinking on that one thing, why do you think you MUST have that? 
  2. How much stuff do you carry around in general (daily)?
  3. When did you travel the lightest in a trip?


  1. Traveled the lightest: 2-3 day business trip, took only 1 pr of shoes (that i wore on the plane), 1 skirt, couple blouses-was able to be super minimalist that trip...bumped into some colleagues checking in at lobby and they were AMAZED at how small my suitcase was. And I HATE purses so try to keep mine small and uncluttered for day to day use, but purses are like the bag in Mary Poppins - fill up with ALL kinds of stuff - ugh!

  2. I think it is safe to say that I have "always" forgotten something when I go camping. One time dad and I literally forgot the tent. Yet, it didn't ruin the trip, we simply slept in the back of the car. Objects can bring comfort or make things easier, but it's almost always possible to forgo.

    Day-to-day I often have my messenger bag with me, but I try to keep that light. I'm always changing up what's in it, but it's a place to keep the essentials (wallet, keys etc). I also make sure that some days I'm able to go without it, especially on the motorcycle. It's very freeing to go with just a light wallet and my phone.

    I've gotten progressively lighter on my packing for trips. I've gone for a week in a small packback just to see if I could. Technology seems to help me on this too.