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A Personal Word As Fall Comes Into View

Dear fellow-pilgrims, as is often with these letters, I like to finish by offering a deep treat at the end, so read all the way to the and find out what it is this time.   And as you know, from time to time I like to offer a more personal letter to let you know of...

On the Holy Trinity

Sunday, May 31 was Trinity Sunday, and it was a great reminder of how God is present in our lives.  Below are two links to check out if you missed out on Trinity Sunday, or if you are more interested in it. The first one is the sermon Bill gave at The Falls Church...
Is Peace Possible in Israel/ Palestine?

Is Peace Possible in Israel/ Palestine?

These two articles provide stories of peace, and a context in which we find many views on the conflicts in Israel and Palestine.  Check the out below: Is Peace Possible? The conflict in the Holy Land has been painted as an unsolvable religious dispute.  Isn’t...
Coracle in Northern Virginia

Coracle in Northern Virginia

A common sentiment among those who retreat at Corhaven is how powerful it is simply to step back from the noise, and be still, and create space for God to enter in and speak, and even more than that, to encounter God’s love again. Simply stepping away from daily...

“Transformed By Love: A Eulogy for Bill Scherer”

A year ago today we lost Bill Scherer, a dear man to so many, and a founding board member of Coracle.   Bill Haley preached at his funeral in the Valley and those words are here. Then  in Indianapolis a couple of weeks later Tara offered this eulogy for her dad.  They...

“Catholics and Evangelicals Together” Resources

We are very excited for the first of our Soundings Seminars this Wednesday night in Falls Church.  Here are some resources we suggest regarding your exploration on Wednesday’s discussions: Is the Reformation Over?  An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary...

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,...

“God’s Vision For You, And Everybody Else”

For a long time I’ve been taken with a comment from Dallas Willard along that lines that Jesus invites us into “eternal life starting now”.  In other words, we are saved to enjoy eternal life not only after we die, but every day of our life until we die and then it...

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 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...

When it’s not just over there, but right here

Recently I participated in discussions on how one in nine in the world lack clean water —the global unrest this creates and what the faith community is doing to respond.  “For me,” said an Arizona senator, “these issues are no longer over there but right...

Why Consider Spiritual Direction?

There are many good reasons for seeking out a spiritual director. For each person the reasons will be slightly different and as individual as they are. Often it is a series of events that finally converge to cause a believer to seek out the companionship of a trained...

“Running for Home”

School is coming, people are returning from summer trips, and that means everyone is running for home.  With the addition to the Woodshop coming to a close as well, we are getting ready for people making Corhaven their temporary home: making peace and bonding with...

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