Journal

Author: Karla Petty

The Bridge Between Reason and Desire

The Bridge Between Reason and Desire

It was a dark room with about 16 other people in it.  Unseasonably hot outside, the air conditioning was going full blast, and I shivered under a duct as I awaited Rose Cousins, Canadian singer/songwriter, at a small venue in suburbia.  Her 2017 release Natural...
Remembering Virginia Watson

Remembering Virginia Watson

In February of 2018, we held a retreat at Corhaven in which Virginia Watson, a then-94 year old woman sat with us for a day and shared some of her wisdom, gained through a lifetime of walking closely with Jesus.  On May 24, 2019, she joined Jesus in Heaven. For the...

Tell Me the Story Again, Please

Bedtime stories. Epic ballads. Campfire tales. They are the stories that never grow old, that fade in one form only to emerge again arrayed with different adjectives, a different detail or two, but recognizable to anyone.  When we were very young, my older brother and...
Why Walk? (El Camino 2019!)

Why Walk? (El Camino 2019!)

It is true that nowadays there are many faster ways to travel 100 kilometers or 62 miles than walking.  And yet, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela is more popular than ever.  While the major motion picture helped, there is a growing trend towards spiritual...

The Feast of All Saints

“… to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” 1 Corinthians 1:2 Today, November 1, is the Feast of All Saints. Recognition, veneration, and prayer...