The Shape of Grief: Guest Post by Andrew May

By |2020-09-06T17:13:53+00:00September 6th, 2020|Kindness, Death, Glory, Grief, Healing, Wilderness|

I am pleased to feature a guest post today by photographer and podcaster, Andrew May with Allegory & Elm in Asheville, NC. Seldom do you have a photographer who is willing to enter into the depths and contradictions of what it means to be human as courageously as Andrew and [...]

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A Brave Lament: A new film & book project

By |2017-05-09T18:36:24+00:00May 9th, 2017|Death, Glory, Grief, Healing|

A Brave Lament: a short film of life & death We are currently raising funds to complete our new film and book project. Please consider donating and sharing with your networks. During our grieving process, we realized authentic Christian resources were rare and lacking depth and emotional integrity. We wanted [...]

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Inviting Pain & Welcoming Grief: how do you want to die?

By |2017-05-18T13:28:24+00:00May 1st, 2017|Grief, Healing, Writings|

Inviting Pain & Welcoming Grief: how do you want to die?  Grief requires us to acknowledge and surrender to our throbbing, it is easy to have contempt for this reality and deny its invitation into our lives. I would argue for grief’s essential role in our lives as the 16th-century [...]

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The Pilgrimage of Grief

By |2017-03-22T23:42:09+00:00March 1st, 2017|Writings|

“The wailing of broken hearts is the doorway to God” —Rumi, 13th Century Poet/Mystic Do you ever feel like you are walking through life with no skin on? When everything hurts. Your entire body tenderized. People’s words feel like arrows as you hobble along not knowing if you can endure [...]

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The Good Grief

By |2017-09-02T19:50:18+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Writings|

Here I write of my own experience with sense of loss during this season and about how we can honor grief even when it contradicts the expectations of those around us. “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news [...]

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