Journal

Would you like a time to pray for Peace & Wholeness?

Would you like a time to pray for Peace & Wholeness?

If you are feeling the weight of the recent weeks and would like a contemplative space to be with God, please join some of our Coracle Spiritual Directors for a time to Pray for Peace and Wholeness on Thursday, January 21, between 9:30 and 10:30 AM or between 7 and 8...
“This is Not the Way”

“This is Not the Way”

“Peter,” he said, “this is not the way.” Maybe like me, you’re still trying to wrap your mind around what happened this past Wednesday at our Capitol Building in Washington, DC.  Images keep replaying in my mind.  My emotions change from moment to moment, and I’ve...
On Jan 6th (and Epiphany)

On Jan 6th (and Epiphany)

It will come as no surprise that we are all shocked and grieved by what transpired at our Nation’s capital on Wednesday.  The lawlessness and violence on display in a space of such symbolic significance for our country is difficult to process.  Just as (if not...
The Gift of Mourning

The Gift of Mourning

by Bill Simmons, President & CEO of American Leprosy Missions What is that nagging feeling I have?  Why do I feel a heaviness in my heart?  Something is clawing at my mind, clouding my eyes, preventing me from seeing the road ahead.  As this year draws to a close,...
Coracle at the End of 2020

Coracle at the End of 2020

Dear Friends of Coracle, Right around this time every year, I write a letter to you listing some of the great things that have happened through Coracle in the year almost passed and offering a little look ahead into the next year, and usually that letter ends up being...
4 Films for Advent

4 Films for Advent

The Advent Season presents us with the invitation to slow down, to shear away the clutter and noise of our lives enough to dwell on some of the richest themes in human existence.  We can observe how these themes play out in the grand drama of Scripture, as well as in...
Christmas Gift for Central American Mission Partners

Christmas Gift for Central American Mission Partners

At Coracle, we are committed to the idea that the work we put into cultivating a vibrant inner-relationship with God is never just for our own benefit; that relationship is always meant to flow outwards into the brokenness of the world around us as acts of generosity,...
Simple Soundings Devotionals

Simple Soundings Devotionals

In these Simple Soundings devotionals, Coracle staff and Spiritual Directors offer bite-sized reflections to be enjoyed at any time, to help keep your spirit nourished on the Journey with God.  “Simple Soundings” Devotional...
Cultivating Gratitude

Cultivating Gratitude

This week our nation will take a day or two away from its normal rhythms to focus on thankfulness.  Many of you have been able to join us for our Tuesday morning devotionals “Space for God,” and this week I took a page from Ann Voskamp’s wonderful book, “One Thousand...
Waiting Well: 2020 Advent Offerings

Waiting Well: 2020 Advent Offerings

The challenge is to wait well.  Over the past nine months, we have grown familiar with (and probably quite tired of) longing, hoping, and anticipating a promised restoration of life, peace, and community that remains on the unreachable horizon.  As we relinquish...