Journal

Category: Creation

Rest from Restlessness

I’ve been feeling restless recently. I chalked it up to the fact that it was my last semester of grad school and that I was juggling a demanding part-time job with school work and decisions about the future. That it was just this season and my circumstances –...

“Creation Care as Spiritual Formation”

While I was interning with Coracle at Corhaven, Bill asked me to write about the connection between spiritual formation and creation care. And after a bit of thinking, and writing, I’ve come to this conclusion: that creation care is spiritual formation. End stop. When...

“Creation Care as Kingdom Action…How?”

Too often we might think of “creation care” as something that we can opt to do – something for people with a natural “green thumb,” a desire to garden or an environmentalist impulse. We can easily forget that creation care is both a mandate from God and a form of...
Resources on Creation Care

Resources on Creation Care

Below is a list of articles (in quotations) and books (italicized) for those who are interested in learning more about creation care. -Abigail Hull On the theology behind Creation Care “Wendell Berry, the Christian Soul and Creation...
The Light in the Coop

The Light in the Coop

Tara and I cleaned out the chicken coop this week – and by “cleaned out,” I mean deep-cleaned, the kind of cleaning you do once a year with brushes that scour and lots of bleach.  In this case, we didn’t use bleach because a batch of fifteen new baby chicks is on its...
“Clearing Sacred Space”

“Clearing Sacred Space”

As we gathered up the tools, rain splattered the tarp, stretched tightly across the tools on the Haley’s farm truck.  Rain doused the orange flames, which sizzled and popped among the remaining embers of the burn pile.  Rain drenched like a cleansing shower as I took...
Gifts In The Garden

Gifts In The Garden

“With or without your hard work God is always moving in your life. Wait on the Holy, wait and receive the gifts that come.” Gunilla Norris from A Mystic Garden Spring and I have become much better friends since moving to Corhaven nearly 6 years ago. The chilled air,...

Carrot Soup with Parmesan Crisps

Tara served an outstanding soup at the Advent Retreat this year.  After several requests for the recipe, we are excited to share it with more people.  It sounds good, and tastes delicious.  Thank you Tara! Carrot Soup with Parmesan Crisps Serves 6 1 ounce...

Some Recent God-Sightings at Corhaven!

In the past few weeks, we’ve had a steady stream of folks at Corhaven coming for retreats, or more specifically, coming to meet with God.  And God met them!   The tag-line describing Corhaven has been from the very beginning “A place to meet God–A place to be met by...

Thanks to all y’all!

The “Field to Fork” celebration was certainly that!   And it was so meaningful to us to thank people for an amazing five years at Corhaven.  Of course, not everyone we wanted to say thank you to personally were able to be there, but I still want you to...
The Field to Fork Menu for 2014!

The Field to Fork Menu for 2014!

We want to thank God and you for five years at Corhaven!  Even if you cannot come to the celebration this Saturday, we still want you to know how important your support has been to us. Tara is really out-doing herself this year, and has put together an oversized menu...
A “Field to Fork” Celebration! RSVP

A “Field to Fork” Celebration! RSVP

We’ve done these before, they’ve always been amazing.  We’re doing it again on Saturday, September 20, and it’s going to be amazing!   On that day we’ll offer our third “Field to Fork” experience, and this year we’re...

Tara’s Kitchen: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb is coming, and it’s coming fast this year in the Corhaven Garden.  Last weekend, during our Creation Care Retreat, retreatants made this recipe and a complete meal with fresh produce.  In case you were not there, here is the recipe we used for this...
Camping Retreats at Corhaven

Camping Retreats at Corhaven

It’s safe to say that for me personally, a critical part of my spiritual formation earlier in life came through spending time alone with God, in nothing but nature, sleeping in a tent, with no other company except God and the wonders of creation and a constant...
Who knew a farm would be so interesting?

Who knew a farm would be so interesting?

Who knew a farm could be so interesting?  Coracle gathered a group of us for a tour of Polyface Farm in August, where they are taking a lead from God’s design of nature to produce delicious food, excellent in every respect. Polyface, nestled in a beautiful area of...
“Field to Fork” – A Great Day!

“Field to Fork” – A Great Day!

Once again, the recent spring Field to Fork meal was remarkable, a feast for all the senses. Every time people come to Corhaven for an event, I feel a sense of relief.  Finally I can meet the people I have been contacting for some time, and everyone has such an easy...

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