Journal

Author: Coracle

The Recipe for True Retreat

The Recipe for True Retreat

In May 2021, we were thrilled to help Kayla Allen and MaryJo Peak host “The Retreat at Swift Run Farm,” which started with a desire to create a beautiful experience around the table that would nourish women through storytelling and delicious food.  After...
COVID & The Church in Nepal: The Second Wave

COVID & The Church in Nepal: The Second Wave

The leader of the Anglican Church in Nepal recently sent out this letter to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (for which Rev. Bill Haley is Chairman of the Board).  You’ll see below both that the situation is very dire, and that God is at work in powerful...
The Spiritual Art of Baking

The Spiritual Art of Baking

We are very grateful to feature this piece by our good friend Laura Mastroianni.  Laura is a 2017 Coracle Fellowship Alumna, a regular at Coracle Community Gatherings, and a part of the launch team for the Coracle Fellowship in Baltimore, where she shares her...
“Love Poured Out” with Rev. Skip Ryan

“Love Poured Out” with Rev. Skip Ryan

In this “Space for God” devotional, Rev. Skip Ryan guides us through a prayerful encounter with the first five verses of Romans 5. He helps us connect with this passage at a heart-deep level, as we understand the ongoing, day-by-day experience of...
Learning Abandonment to God

Learning Abandonment to God

Below is a reflection written by Robert Mackay, a graduate of the 2017 Coracle Fellowship Program.  We hope you will be blessed by his story and faithfulness, as we certainly have been! Read Robert’s Reflection LEARN MORE ABOUT ABANDONMENT TO GOD Explore The...
Encountering Beauty (and God) in Nature

Encountering Beauty (and God) in Nature

86. From Aurora LeighBy Elizabeth Barrett Browning TRUTH, so far, in my book;—the truth which drawsThrough all things upwards,—that a twofold worldMust go to a perfect cosmos. Natural thingsAnd spiritual,—who separates those twoIn art, in morals, or the social...
“Art Break” with Jan Haugen

“Art Break” with Jan Haugen

In this “Space for God: Beauty” long-time docent at the National Gallery of Art, Jan Haugen, guides us through a practice of gratitude using the story and colorful artwork of African-American artist, Alma Thomas, for inspiration.Click Here for more on Alma...
Luke 4:16-22 with Rev. Kendrick Curry

Luke 4:16-22 with Rev. Kendrick Curry

In this “Space for God: BIBLE,” Rev. Kendrick Curry (Coracle Co-Chair) helps us read Luke 4:16-22 “from the bottom up.”  He encourages us to seek solidarity with the perspective of the marginalized and disinherited, and he explains a few ways that altered-perspective...
Coracle in the Valley: Spring – Fall 2021

Coracle in the Valley: Spring – Fall 2021

We are thrilled to be able to offer a number of really wonderful opportunities for formation, creation, and service in and from the Shenandoah Valley over the coming months!  Some of these offerings will be in-person at Corhaven, and others will be offered online and...
What is “Essential Christianity”?

What is “Essential Christianity”?

At the end of 2020, our Executive Director, Bill Haley, had hit a wall.  He was trying to get on paper just what is the “Essence” of Coracle, but clarity was eluding him.  Then, in a spark of inspiration, he stepped back and took-in a broader perspective. ...
“A Good Lent” with Rev. Skip Ryan

“A Good Lent” with Rev. Skip Ryan

In this “Space for God” devotional, Rev. Skip Ryan guides us into a fresh encounter with the Beatitudes as a way of cultivating the right headspace and heart space for Lent.  We hope you’ll find somewhere comfy, grab a Bible, open it up to Matthew 5,...
Encounters with Beauty

Encounters with Beauty

In this Collection, we will be assembling reflections, devotionals, and other resources intended 1) to help us grow in our ability to behold the beauty always around us, and 2) to offer opportunities for direct encounters with beauty– whether through art, creation, or...