Journal

Category: Contemplative Life

“Brokenness as a Mirror”

“Brokenness as a Mirror”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister to the Shenandoah Valley) shares the story of renowned theologian and peacemaker Alexander Papaderos. Ken invites us to let Papaderos’ story inspire us to recognize those...
Practicing Your Belovedness

Practicing Your Belovedness

One of the best books I read last year was Dane Ortlund’s Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners & Sufferers.  It was a thoughtful gift from a friend during a season of personal mourning, and as I was winding slowly through the story of God’s love...
John 15 with Marissa Salgado

John 15 with Marissa Salgado

In this “Space for God: BIBLE” devotional, Marissa Salgado (Programs Director at Casa Chirilagua) opens up John 15 to us.  She explores the deep truths contained in the image of Jesus as the vine and us as the branches, and guides us through a moving...
7 Days of Spiritual Practices

7 Days of Spiritual Practices

Every Tuesday morning from 8:30-9 AM (ET), we offer “Space for God”– a time to meet with and be met by God through a guided time of reflection and prayer.  Over the weeks, the archive of recordings from this rich time together has grown into a terrific...
7 Days of Praying with the Artists

7 Days of Praying with the Artists

Every Tuesday morning from 8:30-9 AM (ET), we offer “Space for God”– a time to meet with and be met by God through a guided time of reflection and prayer.  Over the weeks, the archive of recordings from this rich time together has grown into a terrific...
Listening for God

Listening for God

In this “Space for God” devotional, Rev. Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) guides us through a time of experiencing God’s presence in a collection of sound recordings gathered from across the globe. From the beaches of Costa Rica, to the...
SOUNDINGS: “The Sweetness of Weakness”

SOUNDINGS: “The Sweetness of Weakness”

“Emptying precedes filling.”  Eugene Peterson   My favorite living novelist is the Canadian Roman Catholic, Michael D. O’Brien.  I’ve read most of his thirteen novels, and his Father Elijah remains one of the most formative works of fiction in my life.  For all...
Praying with St. Brendan

Praying with St. Brendan

In this “Space for God” devotional, Dr. Scott Buresh (Coracle’s Baltimore Community Minister) guides us through a short visio divina exercise using a painting of the Celtic Saint Brendan the Navigator.  He also weaves in the biblical story of Jesus...
Listening Intercession with Anne Grizzle

Listening Intercession with Anne Grizzle

In this “Space for God” devotional, Anne Grizzle (faculty, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation) guides us through a time of listening intercession.  Too often, we jump right into praying for what we think we should pray for without asking the Lord to...
Proverbs 8 & The Wisdom of Play

Proverbs 8 & The Wisdom of Play

In this “Space for God” devotional, Danny Nasry (Coracle Community Minister) guides us through Proverbs 8, the iconic depiction of “Lady Wisdom” and helps us step into God’s invitation to “unselfconscious delight,” or play. If...
“Beauty in Brokenness”

“Beauty in Brokenness”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Sarah Kohrs (Dir. of Corhaven Graveyard) guides us through a meditation on finding beauty in brokenness.  She draws upon the cross-cultural tradition of artfully binding broken pottery to draw us into God’s...
Enjoy God’s Gifts with us at Corhaven!

Enjoy God’s Gifts with us at Corhaven!

Along with Common Good Things and the whole Coracle team, Tara and I are excited to invite you to a gorgeous time at Corhaven on Saturday, July 31st we’re calling “Enjoying God’s Gifts: A Taste of Sabbath.” We didn’t really plan it for this reason, but now it comes to...

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