Journal

Category: Contemplative Life

“Beauty in the Ordinary”

“Beauty in the Ordinary”

In this “Space for God: Beauty,” Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister to the Shenandoah Valley) guides us into a reflection on the beauty that exists all around us if we have eyes to see it.  He frames his session around the story of the Prodigal Son,...
“Secure Attachment with God”

“Secure Attachment with God”

In this “Space for God,” Scott Buresh (Coracle’s Community Minister to Baltimore) guides us through the practice of Immanuel Journaling, a process developed by Life Model Works, a team working to draw together the best of neuroscience and Christian spirituality....
“Be Still and Know”

“Be Still and Know”

In this “Space for God: BIBLE” reflection, Rev. Chris Lugo (Coracle Community Minister for NoVA/DC) unpacks several dimensions of the memorable phrase from Psalm 46:10, “Be Still and Know that I Am God.”  What does it actually mean to be still?...
“Praying for Your New Year”

“Praying for Your New Year”

In this “Space for God,” Bill Haley guides us through a reflection drawn from the account of Jesus walking on the water in Matthew 14. He focuses on Jesus’ words to his disciples, offering them as powerful prompts for us all as we step and pray our way into a new...
“For the Journey” Podcast

“For the Journey” Podcast

We are thrilled to introduce you to “For the Journey,” our new weekly podcast offering formation and inspiration to followers of Jesus longing for more of God, in their own lives and in the world around them. Every week, you’ll be hearing from pastors, spiritual...
Love With Skin On

Love With Skin On

Tis the season for Advent and Christmas Carols, and as much as the tunes themselves, even more so I’m deeply inspired by the words of them.  At the core of the songs are poems.  In her recent New York Times column, Anglican priest Tish Warren Harrison explores...
“Lazarus & Longing for Resurrection”

“Lazarus & Longing for Resurrection”

In this “Space for God,” Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) guides us through John 11 and the story of Lazarus. Along the way, he weaves in a reflection he wrote from the perspective of Lazarus, and ultimately he offers us space to recognize and offer to God...
SOUNDINGS: “What Ever Happened to Lazarus?”

SOUNDINGS: “What Ever Happened to Lazarus?”

In the Orthodox tradition, Lazarus, whose story is chronicled in John 11, has a title:  “Lazarus, The Four-Days Dead.”  Sometimes we call him ‘the man who died twice.’  In that he did die twice, have you ever thought about where his (second) tomb might be?  I hadn’t...
“Imagining the Annunciation”

“Imagining the Annunciation”

In this “Space for God,” Amy Boucher Pye (Author and Coracle Spiritual Director) guides us through an Imaginative Gospel Reading of the Annunciation to Mary from Luke 1. She helps us enter into this powerful story with all of our senses engaged, drawing us closer to...
“We are God’s Poetry”

“We are God’s Poetry”

In this “Space for God: BIBLE,” Kristy Wallace (Dir of Repentance Project) guides us through Ephesians 2:4-10, where the Apostle Paul refers to us as God’s workmanship/masterpiece/poiema. Kristy highlights this image and helps us create simple poems...

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