Spirit Soundings

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

Coming to the Table: Strength and Help for the Journey by Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 I confess I’ve started writing this Spirit Soundings at least three times using three different scripture texts. I wondered […]

Serving in the Eye of the Storm by Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But [Jesus] was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and […]

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 […]