Journal

Author: Sarah Kohrs

“Beauty in Brokenness”

“Beauty in Brokenness”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Sarah Kohrs (Dir. of Corhaven Graveyard) guides us through a meditation on finding beauty in brokenness.  She draws upon the cross-cultural tradition of artfully binding broken pottery to draw us into God’s...
“The Meaning of Pilgrimage”

“The Meaning of Pilgrimage”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Sarah Kohrs (Dir. of Corhaven Graveyard) guides us through the key themes of a spiritual pilgrimage, filtered through her family’s recent pilgrimage to Native American reservations in the Southwest United...

“Holy Week from Corhaven Graveyard”

In this “Space for God” devotional, Sarah Kohrs (Director of Corhaven Graveyard) guides us through an immersive virtual tour of the Graveyard, a historic burial ground for two dozen formerly enslaved persons. She uses scripture, nature, and silence to help...
Creation Care at Corhaven Graveyard

Creation Care at Corhaven Graveyard

Graveyard. When you hear that word, what comes to mind? Perhaps neatly mown grass—short blades interrupted by granite headstones carved with names and scrollwork. Perhaps vases of flowers, trinkets, or similar tributes to the dead settled near the stones? Perhaps...
A Day to Celebrate Juneteenth

A Day to Celebrate Juneteenth

An immense thank you to the twelve adults and nine children who gathered at Corhaven Graveyard— where two-dozen African Americans, enslaved in life / freed in death, are buried— to tangibly celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday. These community members listened to a...

A Different Kind of Independence Day

An invitation to THE CORHAVEN GRAVEYARD JUNETEENTH WORK-DAY & PICNIC by Sarah Kohrs On June 19, 1865, emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans finally occurred in the US. Since then, celebrations commemorating this Juneteenth holiday, when...

Connect with the Corhaven Graveyard

A new year offers opportunities to connect with Corhaven Graveyard in new ways. You’re invited to participate in upcoming events at Corhaven and in the Shenandoah Valley community. Take a look: – Featured Films: throughout the year, look for opportunities...
“Clearing Sacred Space”

“Clearing Sacred Space”

As we gathered up the tools, rain splattered the tarp, stretched tightly across the tools on the Haley’s farm truck.  Rain doused the orange flames, which sizzled and popped among the remaining embers of the burn pile.  Rain drenched like a cleansing shower as I took...

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