Hope: To let yourself be led to new places.

Hope: To let yourself be led to new places.

Tim Stone, a core member who lives in Friendship House, reflects on Henri Nouwen's words, "Hope is to open yourself up to let God do his work in you in ways that transcend your own imagination."

To others, through solitude

To others, through solitude

Henri Nouwen explains, "When we are filled with God’s merciful presence, we can do nothing other than minister because our whole being witnesses to the light that has come into the darkness." 

Living from the Heart

Living from the Heart

Words and intellect mattered far less in L’Arche. It required me to live not from the mind, where I was comfortable, but from the heart. And, again, it was hard. But it was worth it.

At home with God

At home with God

Anders Gullberg, a core member who has lived in community for one year, reflects on a passage on home and prayer from Henri Nouwen. 

You're fine

You're fine

In L’Arche, we seek to name each person’s most true identity every day. YOU’RE FINE. You are a unique and sacred child of God. YOU’RE FINE. And you belong.  God names this.  Henri names this. Debora names this.  My prayer during this upcoming week of Lent is that we truly name in those around us their identities as children of God.  And I hope that we truly name this in ourselves.

Prayer through song

Prayer through song

Core member, Mike Marino, chose this song by Tim McGraw for you to pray with today.  It speaks of a celebration of moments of dependence on God, recognizing that “coming home” to Jesus is a part of all of our spiritual journeys.

The fullness of time

The fullness of time

That sense of things standing still can be sacred time. Walking along the paths of Ilsan with the residents who lived there gave me glimpses into the fullness of time–of time standing still. It’s the gift of being in the presence of another sacred human being.

2015-2016 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report

Here is our 2015-2016 Annual Report and a letter from Jim Richards, our Board President.