Words to Live By
But I wonder more and more if the first thing shouldn’t be to know people by name, to eat and drink with them, to listen to their stories and tell your own, and to let them know with words, handshakes, and hugs that you do not simply like them, but truly love them! -Henri Nouwen, via my sweet parents
The Art of the Commonplace
Though more of us than ever before live a life of luxury and ease, fewer of us can claim that our lives are permeated with peace and joy. The frantic, stressful striving going on all around us indicates that we are profoundly lost. We seem unable to ask with any seriousness or depth the question of what all our striving is ultimately for. … We can only become what we truly are by...
The Joy of Quiet
What I’ve been reminded of this Christmas season: The Joy of Quiet.