Journal

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All Creation Looking and Longing for God

All Creation Looking and Longing for God

“Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights!  Praise Him, all His angels, praise Him all His hosts! Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you shining stars!  Praise Him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let...
Creating Space for God, for Others

Creating Space for God, for Others

by Carla Mueller, Coracle Associate   Last fall, I felt the Lord inviting me into an extended season of rest. 30+ years of performance orientation and a career of fulfilling that drive for achievement working in a Los Angeles public school had left me exhausted....
A Practical Guide to “Making a Good Lent”

A Practical Guide to “Making a Good Lent”

Friends, we are well into our season of Lent. I have come to see this season as an invitation by Christ to lean in to be in him and with him in union with the Father, through the strength of the Holy Spirit. The idea of Lent and its practices have developed over many...

For Lent: East and West VS. North and South

I love Lent.  Somehow it gives me the opportunity again to honestly own what I deeply know––I am a sinner, and sin.  In the words of the confession from the 1559 Book of Common Prayer (see below) which we sometimes still say, “There is no health in us”.  Lent reminds...

SOUNDINGS: Two Realities and One Response

When I was growing up, there was a funny little toy called Stretch Armstrong.  Made of soft rubber and dressed only in tiny blue wrestler’s shorts with blond hair painted on, there was really only one thing you could do with him: stretch his arms as far apart as they...