In my experience, the best books about grief are short. When it feels like the sky is falling, you don’t need or want lots of words. You rather need to know you’re alone and that you’re not completely losing the plot because of what you’re going through.
Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
Earlier this year I filmed a series of short films called “Grief and Grace”. Based on my book and my own experience of grief, the series is designed to help people find the courage and faith to navigate loss.
Does social media compound grief? Or can it be a place where we experience comfort and compassion? The article draws from my own experience of loss and grief which I’ve written about in my books: Grief and Grace and Facing the Future We Didn’t Choose.
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The impact of Covid-19 is still reverberating around the planet. Millions of people are experiencing grief and loss. Whether from a loved one passing away, the loss of work/income, and many other griefs related to the challenges of this difficult season. Given the continued scale of impact, I once again wanted to draw attention to the book I wrote earlier this year… Facing the Future we Didn’t Choose.
There’s a lot of chatter and noise at the moment isn’t there?
I’m sure you’ve noticed.
I have been finding it quite tiring. There is so much to process, so many voices, and a whole lot of pain. It’s taxing as we try to navigate our own emotions while continuing to lead our teams.
So how do we serve people at these times?
In this season, many leaders are having to find ways of leading while navigating their own sense of loss and pain. In this post I share about Pastor Vuyo Nyabaza who has continued to serve his community while having to navigate his own pain and grief.
I sit in fear, dread and expectation waiting for President Ramaphosa’s face to appear on my laptop screen, whilst I stream the address alongside hundreds of thousands of other South Africans. It’s a strange reality considering I have never, in my lifetime, sat anticipating the words of a South African president.
The unusual and unexpected emotions I’ve been experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic have been pointed out quite unexpectedly to me as grief.
David Tucker has written this reflection on being in lockdown during the Covid-19 crisis in the light of reading Facing the Future We Didn’t Choose…
More than a book review, David encourages us to engage with the themes that Tim has shared in his book.
Lots of people are asking the question: How do we lead through a time of crisis…
The question I want to ask in these series of posts is, how do we navigate our own grief and loss while also serving others who are suffering?
The world is changing at a rapid rate.
To an unprecedented degree, leaders are being challenged. The old way of doing things is coming under scrutiny… in fact, a lot of it has been thrown out of the window. The global Covid-19 crisis has thrown all of us into a situation that we feel ill-prepared to face.
But one thing shouldn’t change. More than ever, we need leaders who will serve – leaders who will follow Christ’s example and focus on others!