Journal

Tag: Jesus

Breathed On and Sent

Breathed On and Sent

Near the end of John’s Gospel, on the evening of the very first Easter, Jesus said to His disciples, “As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And He breathed on them and said “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:21-22)...
A Day in the Life of Jesus

A Day in the Life of Jesus

“It’s just one of those days.” How often do you hear that? How often do we say that ourselves. Let’s consider a day in the life of Jesus using Matthew 14. His day would begin the evening before, with sundown. Bedtime would typically be early. So, it’s not surprising...
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....

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...

A World of Silent Night

By: John Gardner Many people know the story of how Franz Gruber, an organist in Oberndorf, Austria, whose organ was broken, hurriedly composed the melody for “Silent Night” for guitar on Christmas Eve, 1818 – two hundred years ago today.  The bicentennial has gone...