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Streams of Contentment

Streams of Contentment

Lessons I Learned on My Uncle's Farm

by Robert J. Wicks

Wicks builds on the insights first developed in his bestselling Riding the Dragon to demonstrate how contentment is found through simplicity, gratitude, and compassion.

"This is commonsense spirituality that unfortunately is no longer common sense."
—Richard Rohr, author, speaker and director of the Center for Action and Contemplation
About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

By Ave Maria Press

Read more about the new book on finding contentment by the best-selling author Robert Wicks.

Book Excerpt

Book Excerpt

By Robert J. Wicks

As the busy holiday season approaches, we're sharing this excerpt on the importance of silence and solitude from the new book Streams of Contentment.

Author Website

Author Website

 

Visit the personal website of Robert Wicks—author, speaker, spiritual mentor and psychologist—here.

Lessons from the Farm

Lessons from the Farm

By Deborah Arca

An Interview with Robert Wicks
Best-selling author Robert Wicks answers questions on the meaning of contentment and how to find it in today's difficult world.

Book Club Roundtable

Bloom Where You're Planted

Bloom Where You're Planted

By Kathy Schiffer

Appreciation, Gratitude, Hope, Self-Respect:  Wicks' life lessons are stones dropped into the pond of human experience, concentric circles of self-disclosure.  Be content where you are, with what you have, with the life God has given you.  Surely these lessons can be learned under the glare of city lights; but big ideas seem to sprout more easily in the country.

Contentment Learned From Animals

Contentment Learned From Animals

By Joanne Brokaw

While working the land and raising farm animals is physically demanding work, there is also a reward for being connected spiritually to the animals, whether it’s gratefulness for a fresh egg or the awe and wonder at seeing a newborn calf take its first wobbly step.

Led Beside Still Waters

Led Beside Still Waters

By Carl Gregg

In our age of distraction, dissatisfaction, and designed obsolescence, Robert Wicks' latest book is a prophetic challenge to allow God to lead you beside the still waters, or, in Wicks' language, beside "steams of contentment."

The Still Heart

The Still Heart

By Christine Valters Paintner

Contentment doesn't mean we are always happy about life events or deny the reality of pain. It means we honor that what we have in a given moment is enough. So it is the "still heart" –the heart of equanimity—which can welcome everything in.

Contentment and Restlessness

Contentment and Restlessness

By Bruce Epperly

Reading Wicks most recent book, Streams of Contentment, has inspired me to reflect on the creative interplay of contentment and restlessness, and acceptance and vision, in spiritual growth.

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