Spirit Soundings

Spirit Soundings is the Blog of our Executive Presbyter, Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace

Wilderness Musings by Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

When the Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was nearer; for God thought, “If the people face war, they may change their minds and return to Egypt. So God led the people by the roundabout way of the wilderness toward the […]

Waiting on the Lord and Seeking Renewed Strength by Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

“But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) I don’t know about you, but I often find myself fantasizing about all the wonderful ways I will seek respite and […]

Table Transformation by Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.’ So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table […]

Celebration Amidst Human Complexity by Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord – the King of Israel!” (John 12:12-13) Palm Sunday […]

Our Lenten Pilgrimage – A Time to Return by Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

 Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing.  Joel 2:12-13 I have fond […]