Journal

Category: Creation

Own Who You Are

By Ann Bodling, Coracle Spiritual Director Some time ago, a spiritual director spoke the words to my husband…”Own who you are!”  But what to do when we don’t remember very clearly, when forces beyond our control cause us to forget? The little...
Met by God at Corhaven

Met by God at Corhaven

By: Laren Butler Corhaven Summer Intern – 2018 At the end of spending last summer as the intern at Corhaven, I sat down to write some reflections on my time. Some of them follow. At the beginning of the summer, I wrote out a list of different things that I...
The Day After Thanksgiving

The Day After Thanksgiving

“O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!”  Ps. 30.12 Of course we all go through challenging seasons, and seasons when we might feel a little depressed, or things aren’t turning out quite the way we thought or not at all the way we hoped or wanted. It’s too...
Corhaven Farm Updates

Corhaven Farm Updates

Well friends, the warm weather has finally come and, with it, abundant new life to Corhaven! The spring garden has been in the ground for nearly a month and we have been enjoying asparagus and rhubarb, while the leeks, onions, garlic, and shallots have sent up green...
The Warm Hope of a Cold Spring

The Warm Hope of a Cold Spring

“A cold spring: the violet was flawed on the lawn. For two weeks or more the trees hesitated; the little leaves waited, carefully indicating their characteristics. Finally a grave green dust settled over your big and aimless hills… The infant oak-leaves swung through...

Abigail’s Creation Care Resource Guide

Looking for books on creation care? Want a new app for the summer? I’d like to highlight a few creation care resources that have been recommended to me or that I’ve found to be useful. 1. Making Peace with the Land. I read this book with Tara last summer...

A Song of Spring

The coming of spring inspires line after line of verse, note after note of melody, and with very good reason. This year, winter seems reluctant to release its icy grip on the Washington Area and the Shenandoah Valley (which the Montgomery County Police have coped with...

God Sightings at Corhaven

 It wasn’t too long after Bill and Tara Haley moved to Corhaven in the Shenandoah Valley and began hosting spiritual retreats that they realized that when you create the space for God to show up, he shows up!  It makes sense.  When one of his beloved sons or daughters...

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