Journal

Spiritual Formation During a Pandemic

Spiritual Formation During a Pandemic

Are you looking for ways to grow in your relationship with God during this pandemic season (or any season for that matter)?  You are in the right place!  We have “bundled” some of Coracle’s resources and offerings that deal with that question for you...
Responding to Life’s Blows

Responding to Life’s Blows

Originally written circa 1988 Job 3:24-26 For my sighing comes as bread, and my groanings are poured out like water. For the thing I fear comes upon me, And what I dread befalls me. I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, but trouble comes. “The thing I fear...
Psalm 130: God Uses and Redeems All

Psalm 130: God Uses and Redeems All

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! 2     O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive     to the voice of my pleas for mercy! These verses could have been penned by Jonah from the belly of the whale, who took Jonah literally to great depths!  But who has not...
Looking for Quarantine Loopholes?

Looking for Quarantine Loopholes?

It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life.  Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom.  Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows.  For...
Self-Care for Leaders During COVID-19

Self-Care for Leaders During COVID-19

On April 16th, 2020, I had the opportunity to share 4 pillars of self-care for Christian leaders in a crisis with members of the Accord Network, an organization dedicated to unifying God’s people to serve the world’s poor with excellence. Please feel free...
A Visible Presence

A Visible Presence

How might we, as Christians, be a visible presence to the communities where we live?  Aside from checking on our neighbors, family, and friends, what might we do to share the love of Jesus with others?  As followers of Jesus, we are people of HOPE!  We have good news...
During COVID-19, Go Deeper and Bless

During COVID-19, Go Deeper and Bless

Peace be with you, friends. One of my dear mentors, Gordon Cosby, would say, “In times of crisis, go deeper…” We are in a crisis, and I’m ready to go deeper and help you go deeper too.  Last week I wrote to our staff and board, “I’m feeling energized by the...