Streams of Contentment
Lessons I Learned on My Uncle's Farm
by Robert J. WicksWicks 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
By Ave Maria Press
Read more about the new book on finding contentment by the best-selling author Robert Wicks.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.