Spirit Soundings

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

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 […]

Reflections by Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace “On Being Letters of Christ”

“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all; and you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” (2 Corinthians 3:2-3) […]

Reflections on 2 Corinthians 4:6 by Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace

Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful. […]