Journal

Category: Contemplative Life

The Gift of Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is a centuries-old gift that Coracle embraces and fosters.  One of the gifts of ministering with Coracle is the freedom I have to partner with others in pursuing God in the company of others.  In 2019 I experienced the richness of the Virginia Slavery...
“My Path Illumine” with Ryan Scarberry

“My Path Illumine” with Ryan Scarberry

In this “Space for God: Beauty,” worship pastor Ryan Scarberry guides us through the classic hymn “Come Down O Love Divine.”  The hymn’s poetic lyrics and stirring melody invite us to consider the comforting, refining, beautiful presence...
Hope, In God’s Story

Hope, In God’s Story

In this “Space for God,” Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister) guides us through a reflection on the interplay between our hope and the story God is telling throughout the whole cosmos. Weaving together Scripture, Prayer, Tolkien, and music, Ken offers a...
The Habit of Hospitality

The Habit of Hospitality

At any time and in any culture, offering hospitality and inviting the stranger in is a powerful testimony to the love and welcome of God.  And, it’s a beautiful invitation for us as Christians. Searching Google for the definition of “hospitality” gives this, “the...
“Praying with Our Tears”

“Praying with Our Tears”

In this “Space for God” reflection, Rev. Abigail Whitehouse guides us through a prayerful exercise to help us embrace our places of tenderness in order to more deeply encounter our God who wept. Those who sow in tears will reap in joy, and we hope this...
For When You’re Feeling Weak

For When You’re Feeling Weak

In this “Space for God,” Rev. Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) guides us through a reflection on the secret power of our weakness when turned over to God. The bulk of the time is spent in prayerful reflection and listening to “Come...
“Discernment Amidst Distraction”

“Discernment Amidst Distraction”

In this “Space for God,” Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister) guides us through a reflection inviting us to think wisely and redemptively about the various ways in which we interact with technology on a daily basis. He helps us cultivate a reflective...
Henri Nouwen’s Deeper Spirituality

Henri Nouwen’s Deeper Spirituality

This reflection is part of our “Discernment: Hearing God in a Noisy World” Series.  Discerning God’s unique voice is one of the most important skills for a Christian and is absolutely crucial for our intimacy with God and our ability to follow him. ...
14 Days of Encountering Jesus

14 Days of Encountering Jesus

As we have stewarded our two series this year, “Doubt, Deconstruction & Redemption” and “Discernment: Hearing God’s Voice in a Noisy World,” we have waded into some complicated and contentious topics.  It can get heavy.  That is why we resolved from the start to...
Beauty in Our Constraints

Beauty in Our Constraints

In this “Space for God: Beauty,” Drew Masterson (Coracle Dir. of Comms & Development) guides us through three reflections on works of artistry that can help us learn to see New Creation potential in the midst of our constraints. We hope his...

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