grief

Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd reflects on the complicated relationship she has with Lent and what Jesus has taught her through it.

Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando invites us into her reflections on the grief she experienced when her father died twenty years ago.

Christine Twedt

I had just spent the day with a colleague evaluating and planning for ministry at a college campus in Indiana — a campus that in the last year had seen many lives transformed by Christ, including the president of the campus...

Tish Harrison Warren

In the face of tragic news reports, particularly out of Iraq, Tish Harrison Warren laments the inability to respond and confesses our deep need for prayer.

Tish Harrison Warren
I’m always caught off guard by how tragedy is inevitably invaded by the ordinary. Soon after we were married my husband and I were in a serious accident that left the friend riding with us severely injured . . . 
Tish Harrison Warren

At my first Ash Wednesday service several years ago, I knelt in a quiet, contemplative sanctuary and was surprised by feeling almost irrepressible rage. As the priest marked each attendant with a cross of ashes on our foreheads, I felt as if he was marking us for death. I was angry at death . . .

Tish Harrison Warren

“I’ve had worse cuts on my lip and just kept on whistling.” When we got hurt as kids, my dad warmly echoed this refrain often enough that it’s become a family joke. My father, who actually hardly ever whistles . . .

Patty Kirk

Christmas is not only a time of great celebrations, but also of mourning and weeping.

Katherine Jeffrey

Reflect on the call to stillness through poetry and painting.

Angie Crea O'Neal

What happens when our expectations and desires do not align with the reality of the life we're given?

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