Journal

God whispers, “Be Still”

God whispers, “Be Still”

It’s only been a couple of weeks since I felt led to offer a “how to stay grounded and peaceful in God” reflection.  And then these past few days, phew!  And that’s just the United States, not to mention Ukraine and Gaza and places of war and other places and people...
“Do not be afraid, only believe”

“Do not be afraid, only believe”

I seem to not be able to escape them, Jairus and the woman with the issue of blood. Their stories are told Mark 5.21-43 and Luke 8.40-56.  She was in the gospel reading for our Wednesday Noon Eucharist last week, she is in the gospel reading for our healing Eucharist...
The Joy of Corhaven Retreat Center

The Joy of Corhaven Retreat Center

Truly we are excited about the various ways that God has been at work in and through Corhaven here in the valley in the last months. From hosting immigrants and refugee middle school youth for SLAQ’s Newcomer Adventure Day Camp, to seeing individuals and...
Fathers & First Things:  A Corhaven Retreat

Fathers & First Things: A Corhaven Retreat

Join us August 2nd-3rd for 24 hours as a gathering of men seeking Jesus explore together what it might mean to be a faithful man today through our Fathers & First Things open retreat at Corhaven. Q: Do I need to be a father to participate? A: You do not need to be...
“In God’s Story: Faith Amidst Fear”

“In God’s Story: Faith Amidst Fear”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Ken Wettig (Coracle Community Minister) guides us through a reflection on fear, in the Biblical story and in our lives.  Focusing on the story of Abraham, Ken unpacks how God consistently calls his people to live lives...
“A Communal Ethos: Hebrews 10”

“A Communal Ethos: Hebrews 10”

In this “Space for God: BIBLE,” Rev. Chris Lugo (Coracle Community Minister) guides us into a reflection on Hebrews 10.  This powerful passage offers us a way of being together that we desperately need in a time of political polarization and social...
A Pastoral Word in These Crazy Days

A Pastoral Word in These Crazy Days

  Friends, it’s been a dizzying few weeks with current events and the news cycle. I wonder if you too catch yourself feeling emotionally and intellectually seasick?  It’s a lot to keep track of, it’s a lot to feel, it’s a lot to hold. Here’s just a short and...
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...