El Camino Real

The Real Highway – the “strip away all the garbage and get to the nitty-gritty” real and deep issues of life.  If you’re wondering about the name – here in California “El Camino Real” is the “The Kings Highway” (“real” in Spanish means royal) meaning the road that connected the early California Spanish missions together.  Here I am using the English word “real” as in “true”, “actual”, “genuine”.  What could be more real than life’s struggles and hard-won victories; God and faith? If you can think of something let me know.



Most Popular El Camino Real Posts

  • Pamela DiazStaying Faithful for a Better FutureOctober 31, 2012, 8:17 pm

    “It is not about being successful, it is about just showing up and doing the best you can,” stated Father Boyle. Staying faithful is more important than focusing on the outcomes in life. In Father Boyle’s book “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” he writes that success is God’s business.   Giving [...]

  • AlexSpecial Needs Child – A & B Side of the StorySeptember 20, 2012, 10:24 pm

    The “A” Side of the Story: As Hispanics our love of and commitment to family is unsurpassed. This is the story of my family’s experience with my very special brother, Alejandro, or Alex as we called him. Alex passed away in early 2009 at the age of 52. His life forced my family to deal [...]

  • Beautiful & BrokenAugust 29, 2012, 9:58 pm

    Life is a joy, but it’s hard. It’s beautiful and broken at the same time.  We experience both warm, embracing sun and bitter, biting cold; periods when we soar high like eagles and times that we crawl and get nowhere; moments when we’re so proud of what we’ve done and moments when we can’t believe [...]

  • Looking Back – Our Ability to Overcome and AchieveAugust 22, 2012, 11:23 pm

    Only someone who immigrates to this country can understand the hurdles that are present on a daily basis. And overcoming them can take years.  My friend, Dr. Jaime Mendoza, himself an immigrant, offers the following insight on ways to overcoming and achieving. Last Friday four of us (three women and one man) were sitting down [...]

  • Look familiar?Fear, Anxiety and Worry…So What Else Is New?August 22, 2012, 10:45 pm

    Laying awake at night and being unable to sleep is something that we have all experienced.  The problem may be a crumbling marriage, sickness, rebellious children, financial need, job related issues, or other conflicts. And when these occur we can become weighed down with fear, anxiety or worry.During these difficult times my faith has been [...]

  • “No Pain, No Gain” – Man Do I Hate ThatAugust 20, 2012, 11:02 pm

    Is there something wrong with me?  Am I the only person that has gotten the overwhelming urge to punch the person who’s saying this?  Sometimes it’s almost like they are happy to be able to tell you that your suffering is for your own good.  That without it there would be no growth; that you [...]


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