Journal

Category: Contemplative Life

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...

A Report on a Retreat

So what goes on at a retreat at Corhaven? Christine Lee Buchholz tells us in a great article for The Washington Institute. Better than that though, she invites us to experience the richness of silence, which is not the absence of noise, but rather space for God.  You...
Thanksgiving: Another Way of Living

Thanksgiving: Another Way of Living

By Gabriel Dodd Thanksgiving is probably one of my favorite holidays because it is not over-saturated with commercialism (like most other holidays) and it seems like a day set aside for pure family time. I use this holiday to count my blessings, and reflect on the way...

Let Your Heart Speak

By: Chrissy Koach I’ve been watching a lot of tv lately.  My favorite chore is laundry because I can justify watching another episode.  🙂 Last week, I finished Herman Wouk’s Winds of War.  While the acting was really bad, the storytelling was fantastic. ...

Web Resources for Spiritual Formation

Can the web help us grow spiritually? Yes!  It is true, of course, that in any number of ways websites and blogs can quickly and easily de-form us spiritually, but there are some wonderful sites and web resources that can help “form Christ in us”, the essence of...