At one of the lowest points in Henri Nouwen’s life, he gave a series of lectures on the importance of following Jesus in an age of anxiety. Drawn from those talks, this new work reveals what sustained Nouwen to remain faithful to the teachings of Jesus and led him to become an icon of compassion and vulnerability. Here he writes eloquently about calling and purpose, fear and hope. And he explains why—with so many choices available to the twenty-first-century seeker—the greatest reward for those looking for spiritual direction is rediscovering Jesus’s teaching on love. Along the way, Nouwen offers warm, insightful, practical habits to help readers navigate the narrow, sometimes arduous, but ultimately fulfilling road of conviction and faith.
Check out cookout if you are looking for a great burger and shake. I first heard about Cookout when I was speaking at an event in South Carolina. Now, I live 10 minutes away from the Oakwood location, and I love it. The food tastes great, and it’s inexpensive. Fun fact: you can get a quesadilla as a side item — what?!
One of the unique parts of Christmas Eve is our Candlelight Communion Service. This year, we’ll have a special 11:00 pm gathering in The Chapel as a time of reflection and celebration. Please make plans to join us for this 45-minute gathering as we remember the real reason for the season.
A Quote I’m Thinking About
Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” ― John Wooden
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