Journal

Category: Contemplative Life

“Mary of Nazareth – The First Disciple”

by Mona Lindeman Mona is a dear friend of Coracle and active at The Falls Church Anglican.   She gave this reflection recently to a women’s Bible Study. Consider Mary of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph the carpenter, the mother of Jesus our Savior.  What do we think when...

Dad’s Christmas ilemma

This blog was originally posted by a Coracle board member, Soren Johnson. “What’s your favorite time of the year?” I asked my 7-year-old son the other day. Without a pause, he nearly shouted, “Christmas Eve.” Fellow dads, listen up. We can read our kids’ excitement in...

Three cures for the ‘selfie age’

This blog was originally posted by a Coracle board member, Soren Johnson.  Here is a bit of non-news: Americans today are decidedly overwhelmed, self-absorbed and hyper-social. We download apps to monitor our breathing, sleeping and our every move. We are...

Thanksgiving in the Midst

“For the beauty of the skies … for the joy of human love …” The lines of this favorite hymn fill my heart this Thanksgiving and guide me into reflection–What am I thankful for? I am thankful for God’s blessings around me, and I know joy in being in Christ. I am...
“Shine in the Darkness” (with audio)

“Shine in the Darkness” (with audio)

The following address was offered at the Opening Eucharist of the 2014 Synod of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic of the Anglican Church of North America, held in Woodbridge, VA on November 15, 2014. Coracle · Shine In The Darkness In Philippians 2.15, Paul speaks of “a...

Trinity House Cafe in Leesburg, VA

In case you did not catch this on the EWTN News Nightly, The Trinity House Cafe was featured for a couple of minutes, and we want to share it with you.  Soren Johnson, a Coracle board member and friend is connected very closely and his wife, Ever, runs the ministry....

“Love Notes in Falling Leaves”

It is the season of autumn, my favorite by far and we’ve had some stunning, breathtaking days of beauty, haven’t we?   I cannot help but be reminded of the poem  God’s World by Edna St. Vincent Millay:  O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!  Thy winds, thy...

Ministry is Relational Living

When I first got married, it did not take long for me to figure out that I was a “fixer.”  I always needed to fix everything.  If there was a conflict, or a disagreement, or even a bad day, I always felt like it was my job to solve the problem.  One day,...

A Most Powerful Prayer

Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916) from France was a small and simple man whose unusual life of great faith and sacrifice would come to inspire many Christians and non-Christians alike. Serving in the French army in north Africa, the religious devotion of the Muslims he...
Lament, Dream, and Invision

Lament, Dream, and Invision

Remembering 9/11, a part of God’s story comes to mind when God’s people were under harsh times, and were trying to recover from an attack.  Years had gone by, and food was scarce, and people hungered for help from the Lord.  When Joel lifts these things up...

“How did you meet God at Corhaven?”

After most group retreats at Corhaven and often personal retreats, we ask a few questions about people’s experiences and ideas.   And we always ask “How did you meet God?”.  The following replies are just a few taken from recent retreatants.  Praise God that he meets...

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