Journal

Author: Bill Haley

A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

For a long time I’ve liked to think of Lent as a coming home, a turning around from whatever takes me from God and a coming back home into the arms of the loving forgiveness of God.  It’s a time to reflect on the subtleties of sin and sins in our own lives, for...
“Introduction to Breath Prayer”

“Introduction to Breath Prayer”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Rev. Bill Haley (Coracle Exec. Dir.) guides us into the ancient practice of breath prayer.  Through this simple but profound practice, we can experience God’s indwelling, loving presence at any time in any place.  We pray you...
Shine Where You (And We) Are

Shine Where You (And We) Are

Did you know that in the church year, Epiphany can be celebrated on a day, or for a whole season?  This year I’m appreciating remembering that Jesus is the light of the world, the epiphany of God, who still shines, and wants to through us.  That’s the invitation and...
Fear Not! A Look Ahead to 2024

Fear Not! A Look Ahead to 2024

Friends, 2024 is upon us, what will be an interesting year to be sure, full of graces and challenges.  Throughout the Advent and Christmas readings we all just heard, you probably noticed the angel messengers always led with “Fear not”, a timeless word that happens to...
Pilgrimage to the Everest Base Camp – 2024

Pilgrimage to the Everest Base Camp – 2024

Brothers and sisters! I’d like to invite you to seriously consider and hopefully join me on a trek to Everest Base Camp on approximately May 12-26, 2024 in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. A little background…Since I first visited Nepal and trekked in the...
A Personal Letter from Me… 2024

A Personal Letter from Me… 2024

Dear friends and fellow pilgrims, I’ll keep this letter brief as most of what I want to say is in Coracle’s vision for 2024, “The Light Shines in the Darkness”, and I want to tell you about that.  But let me start by saying “Thank you!”  Thank you.  Your participation...
Another Most Powerful Prayer

Another Most Powerful Prayer

Friends, it can be really fruitful to slow down and really pay attention to what the famous prayers–those that are at least many decades old and well known–are actually praying, and pray them for ourselves.  This most powerful prayer of Charles de Foucauld is but one...
SOUNDINGS: “To Become Luminous”

SOUNDINGS: “To Become Luminous”

Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being, so utterly, that our lives may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through us, and be so in us, that every soul we come in...
“To Become Luminous”

“To Become Luminous”

In this “Space for God: Beauty,” Rev. Bill Haley guides us into one of the deep realities of the Christian life—being filled with the light of Christ and radiating that light out into the world.  Jesus really desires to live in us, to give us his presence...
Celebrating 3 Years of Space for God

Celebrating 3 Years of Space for God

Friends, three years ago this month Coracle launched Space for God – an intentional virtual prayer time that happens every Tuesday morning (and now every other Thursday, too!). This gathering has become an important weekly rhythm for many of us and we are so grateful...
“Jesus in the Face of Another”

“Jesus in the Face of Another”

In this first-ever “Space for God: Thursday,” Rev. Bill Haley revisits one of his favorite topics—the profound way in which we can encounter Jesus through encountering and attending to those who bear his image.  He draws on poetry, scripture, and a...

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