Journal

Category: Contemplative Life

Another Most Powerful Prayer

Another Most Powerful Prayer

Friends, it can be really fruitful to slow down and really pay attention to what the famous prayers–those that are at least many decades old and well known–are actually praying, and pray them for ourselves.  This most powerful prayer of Charles de Foucauld is but one...
“Immersion Prayer”

“Immersion Prayer”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister) guides us imaginatively into the story of Jesus’ Baptism.  He invites us to consider all the things we do on a daily basis in the context of who God created us to be, and to rest in the...
“The Good Shepherd”

“The Good Shepherd”

In this “Space for God: Beauty” devotional, Scott Buresh (Coracle Community Minister) guides us in a visio divina exercise on Psalm 23 using “The Good Shepherd,” a painting by Henry Ossawa Tanner. He also offers us a short introduction to...
SOUNDINGS: “To Become Luminous”

SOUNDINGS: “To Become Luminous”

Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being, so utterly, that our lives may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through us, and be so in us, that every soul we come in...
“To Become Luminous”

“To Become Luminous”

In this “Space for God: Beauty,” Rev. Bill Haley guides us into one of the deep realities of the Christian life—being filled with the light of Christ and radiating that light out into the world.  Jesus really desires to live in us, to give us his presence...
“Thin Spaces”

“Thin Spaces”

In this “Space for God,” author and Coracle Spiritual Director Amy Boucher Pye offers us an introduction to and reflection on the concept of “thin spaces.”  She invites us to consider the liminal spaces in our lives and asks how we might...
“Liminal Space”

“Liminal Space”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Gabriel Dodd (Coracle Spiritual Director) introduces us to Saint Brigid of Kildare, whose life offers us a picture of the overlap or liminal space between heaven and earth that comprises the Kingdom of God.  We hope Gabriel’s...
“Delight in Waiting”

“Delight in Waiting”

In this “Space for God: BIBLE” devotional, Rev. Chris Lugo (Coracle Community Minister) guides us into the book of Lamentations as a way to witness how central the discipline of waiting was for the people of God throughout history.  In our modern, on-demand world, we...
Celebrating 3 Years of Space for God

Celebrating 3 Years of Space for God

Friends, three years ago this month Coracle launched Space for God – an intentional virtual prayer time that happens every Tuesday morning (and now every other Thursday, too!). This gathering has become an important weekly rhythm for many of us and we are so grateful...
“The Story of the Generous Father”

“The Story of the Generous Father”

In this “Space for God” reflection, Ken Wettig guides us into a rich encounter with Jesus’ classic parable typically titled, “The Prodigal Son.” Taking his lead from Rembrandt and Henri Nouwen, Ken draws our attention to the role of the...
“Who is My Family?”

“Who is My Family?”

In this “Space for God: BIBLE” devotional, Kristy Wallace Grant (Repentance Project Director) invites us to reflect on Jesus’ challenging question in Matthew 12: “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?”  She helps us consider...
“Jesus in the Face of Another”

“Jesus in the Face of Another”

In this first-ever “Space for God: Thursday,” Rev. Bill Haley revisits one of his favorite topics—the profound way in which we can encounter Jesus through encountering and attending to those who bear his image.  He draws on poetry, scripture, and a...
“When Jesus Found Me”

“When Jesus Found Me”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Rev. Bill Haley shares his encounters with Ignatius of Loyola while on Sabbatical in Rome.  Ultimately, Bill’s pursuit of Ignatius ended up being Jesus’ pursuit of Bill, and Bill encourages us to live with...
Vocation and the Art of Being Church

Vocation and the Art of Being Church

“That is the best thing I have ever seen come out of Christianity.” Those words were the gut response of a young adult artist, typically uninspired by Christianity, who upon entering a home witnessed a group of people rehearsing Gregorian chants for a church service....

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