Journal

A Story of Separation and Redemption

A Story of Separation and Redemption

Dear Friends, This year I have been impacted by the power of story.  We’ve all heard them from our friends, family, TV shows and social media feeds.  Some stories are good, they encourage, inspire, and mold us into who we are!  I have shared some of those stories...
You’re Invited to “Light Shines”

You’re Invited to “Light Shines”

You’re invited to join us for an evening of community, food, and stories of growth, as we celebrate God’s work in and through Coracle, at our first-ever fundraising event on June 6! Please RSVP by May 28 to Jessica Clark.
Psalm 119 and (My) Spiritual Formation

Psalm 119 and (My) Spiritual Formation

Psalm 119, I know, – the largest Psalm, 176 verses, 22 stanzas of 8 verses each, an acrostic, arranged by the Hebrew alphabet, and, and, and – daunting in many ways. At least, that is how I often came to Psalm 119.  More recently though, Psalm 119 has become the...
“Remembering the Communion of Saints”

“Remembering the Communion of Saints”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Margot Eyring (Coracle Spiritual Direction Coordinator) guides us through a reflection on the power of remembering the legacies of the saints who went before us and shaped our own lives of faith.  Sharing scriptures and moving...
Companions for the Journey

Companions for the Journey

At Coracle we talk a lot about formation (it is part of our mission, after all!) and the truth that everything is forming us, in one way or another. If you’ve been around us for a while, you’re probably quite familiar with the questions: How is God loving me in this?...
A big (actually amazing) announcement from Coracle

A big (actually amazing) announcement from Coracle

Dear Friends, It gives me great joy to let you know that God has been and is doing “more than we could ask or imagine” (Eph. 3.20) in the ministry of Coracle!  Read on about that, but first let me say thank you again for your faithful support of this ministry.  You...
“Cultivating Beauty with Jesus”

“Cultivating Beauty with Jesus”

In this “Space for God: Beauty” Dr. Scott Buresh (Coracle Community Minister) guides us into an expansive and enticing vision of God’s kingdom of beauty, justice, and shalom—starting with our particular place and God-ordained tasks.  He guides us...
The Love of God in Your Direction

The Love of God in Your Direction

This past weekend I was privileged to be the speaker for the annual men’s retreat of Redeemer Anglican Church in Richmond, well pastored by the Rev. Dan Marotta.  It was sweet, my deepest memories are of the one on one conversations I got to enjoy.  The topics were...
“Spring Beauty”

“Spring Beauty”

In this “Space for God: Beauty” devotional, Rev. Bill Haley (Coracle Executive Director) guides us into an uplifting meditation on the beauty of the spring season.  He weaves together music, footage of creation, and scripture to help us behold and magnify...
Life as Adventure…or Nothing

Life as Adventure…or Nothing

  Friends, Coracle’s youth ministry program, SLAQ (Servant Leader Quest, based out of the Shenandoah Valley), has two exciting upcoming opportunities we’d like to share with you. First, Join us online or in-person for a major milestone in the SLAQ...
Hearing and Seeing the Story of God

Hearing and Seeing the Story of God

For the last couple of months I’ve talked about stories (read more here & here!)  The power of stories and how they move people to not only hear but understand people who are very different from ourselves.  When we listen to stories we hear different parts or...
“Being Beloved and to Be the Beloved”

“Being Beloved and to Be the Beloved”

In this “Space for God: Beauty” devotional, Rev. Chris Lugo (Coracle Community Minister) guides us through a number of artistic reflections on what it means to be beloved and to see ourselves that way.  He draws upon 1 John 4’s depiction of God as love and...
“The Way We View God”

“The Way We View God”

In this “Space for God: BIBLE” devotional, Rev. Chris Lugo (Coracle Community Minister) guides us into the Lord’s Prayer, with a particular focus on the transformative and deeply encouraging vision of God the Father carried in these words of Jesus. ...