Journal

Your Work is God’s Work

Your Work is God’s Work

On June 29th, in Washington, D.C., Coracle will host In the World: Vocation and Work for the third-straight year. Why would we offer the same retreat year after year? Because our work continues to be one of the primary ways God works through us to accomplish His good...
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...
Breathed On and Sent

Breathed On and Sent

Near the end of John’s Gospel, on the evening of the very first Easter, Jesus said to His disciples, “As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And He breathed on them and said “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:21-22)...
A Day in the Life of Jesus

A Day in the Life of Jesus

“It’s just one of those days.” How often do you hear that? How often do we say that ourselves. Let’s consider a day in the life of Jesus using Matthew 14. His day would begin the evening before, with sundown. Bedtime would typically be early. So, it’s not surprising...

A Different Kind of Independence Day

An invitation to THE CORHAVEN GRAVEYARD JUNETEENTH WORK-DAY & PICNIC by Sarah Kohrs On June 19, 1865, emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans finally occurred in the US. Since then, celebrations commemorating this Juneteenth holiday, when...

Honoring the Maker

By: Susan Den Herder In the words of my favorite farmer-poet-essayist,  “…to make a product that is not both useful and beautiful, is to dishonor God, nature, the thing that is made, and whomever it is made for.”  Common Good Things, an initiative of Coracle, is...

The God Who Sees

By: Karen McNary Participant on our recent Slavery in Virginia Pilgrimage, April 13-14, 2019 I came into Coracle’s Slavery in Virginia Pilgrimage on Palm Sunday weekend feeling hurt but hopeful, exacerbated yet expectant. The weekend marked the end of the sixth...

Hope Comes from the Cave

I returned from the Holy Land just 10 days ago from Coracle’s most recent pilgrimage with the Telos Group.  What struck me this time particularly was how central caves are in the story of Christ and the hope of the world.  In Israel where stone is the dominant feature...
The First of the Seven Last Words

The First of the Seven Last Words

(I offered these reflections today at The Falls Church Anglican) This Good Friday, we remember the seven last words of Jesus from the cross.  Seven last gasps.  The Apostle John said of Jesus that if a person tried to write down all the things he did and said, the...
All Creation Looking and Longing for God

All Creation Looking and Longing for God

“Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights!  Praise Him, all His angels, praise Him all His hosts! Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you shining stars!  Praise Him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let...