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Making Impact…

Making Impact…

Impact- A forceful contact or influence. I think it is safe to say that the new addition to the woodshop at Corhaven has made an impact on the space.  Dirt has been dug, concrete has been poured, and walls have been put up.  The shape of the rectangular retreat...
Ground Has Been Broken!

Ground Has Been Broken!

And so it’s begun!  The addition to the Woodshop has been in progress for about a week now, and below we have a snap-shot from early in the progress. Please pray about this project and those involved to make it happen including donors and workers!  Prayers also...
More Heartbreak in Bethlehem

More Heartbreak in Bethlehem

Exactly one year ago today I was in Israel and Palestine with The Telos Group.  My full blogs about that can be found here.  It could have been that exactly one year ago I visited the Tent of Nations, a stunning example of Christian faith, life, and what it means to...
“The Bathroom and More” Project!

“The Bathroom and More” Project!

  Friends and fellow-pilgrims, we’ve heard your cries!  And so, it seems, has God.  He’s been providing wonderfully already, and now we need your help. If you’ve been out to Corhaven, you know the need.  It’s the most consistent feedback we’ve received from...

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...

“How did you meet God at Corhaven?”

After most group retreats at Corhaven and often personal retreats, we ask a few questions about people’s experiences and ideas.   And we always ask “How did you meet God?”.  The following replies are just a few taken from recent retreatants.  Praise God that he meets...

Silent Suppers…

“In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls...
A Light to the World is the Missio Dei

A Light to the World is the Missio Dei

This post was written by Gabriel Dodd During my first semester studying at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, I have enjoyed a class called Missio Dei in Cultural Context.  I have come to an understanding that if ten people were in a room, and we asked them what the Mission...
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...

Deep Inspiration from a Life Cut Short

Recently while in China, I had the opportunity to reconnect with Chris Hickey, a good man who I’d gotten to know while at St. Brendan’s.  He shared with me a hard story of the death of one of his good friends, Brad Ipema, who died too young. Chris forwarded on to me...

Befriending Benedict

Laura Merzig Fabrycky wrote this blog originally for The Washington Institute, and asked if we can post it on our website.  These are her reflections after co-leading the retreat on “Rhythms and Vocation: An Experiential Introduction to the Rule of St....

The Smallest Things Matter the Most

Yesterday, I bumped across a couple of brief writings from some great souls that were essentially saying the same thing.   Basically, don’t worry too much about the big picture, but rather love the people who are actually around you with great love, and do the things...

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