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Henri Nouwen has lovely words that I had to write down.

This is something that I remind myself of daily. Joy is a choice. Not always a mood or feeling that seems obvious of the circumstances of the day but something that must be part of each day.

Why Gloria Dump is Everyone's Favorite

“Do you think everybody misses somebody? Like I miss my mama?”

“Mmmm-hmmm,” said Gloria. She closed her eyes. “I believe, sometimes, that the whole world has an aching heart.”

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From God-Haunted Lunatic

Community by Henri Nouwen

“Community is like a large mosaic. Each little piece seems so insignificant. One piece is bright red, another cold blue or dull green, another warm purple, another sharp yellow, another shining gold. 556 more words

Henri Nouwen

Open to relationships

My colleague Rachel Young wrote an interesting piece about being missional http://pres-outlook.org/2015/02/can-introverts-missional/

which reminds me of an ongoing conversation that I have with people.

I try, try, try to practice trust, and yet still be safe. 324 more words


Walking With Henri Nouwen To Easter - Prayer

In an interview given to the Journal Sacred Journey, Henri Nouwen was invited to answer a question about prayer. This is his answer:

What is prayer? 477 more words

Hospitable Discipleship

As I continue my own Lenten journey, I have been asking myself how I can be a better disciple of Christ. Over the past couple of days, I have read a few things concerning hospitality. 319 more words

40 Days

Why I may have to start thinking about church again

The past year or two have seen me develop a complicated relationship with institutional church. I’ve felt hurt by it, let down, disappointed, angry and betrayed. 234 more words