Spirit Soundings

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

An Ancient Challenge – On Choosing “Another Road” by Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

“On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.” […]

Encountering God – Renewing Our Souls for the Challenge

There the angel of the Lord appeared to him (Moses) in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said, ‘I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.’ When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called […]

Living Into Hope by Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13) What is this thing we call hope? We know it is there, but it can be hard to capture with words. Desmond Tutu says, “Hope […]

Rooted in Grace – “There but by the Grace of God go I”, By Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:10a Have you found yourself wondering where this unbridled anger and hatred has been hiding, which seems to have taken over the public discourse of our nation? Permission has apparently been granted […]

A People “Born in Faith” by Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) Have you ever considered what it was like at the very beginning- any beginning? The beginning – that place where you and I find ourselves with a road before us – unclear about where and how we will […]