notes from niequist: why we write

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...i write because other writers’ words changed my life a million and one ways, and i want to be a part of that. i began writing because there were things i  wanted to say with so much urgency and soul i would have climbed a tower and shouted them down, would have written them in skywriting, ...

notes from niequist: come to the table

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i want you to gobble life up in huge bites, tasting everything, trying every new flavor, remembering every smell and texture like it's the best thing you've ever had. i want you to live with wide and gorgeous abandon, throwing yourself into each day, telling the truth about who you are and who you are ...

notes from niequist: feels like home

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what people are craving isn't perfection. people aren't longing to be impressed, they are longing to feel like they're home. if you create a space full of love and character and creativity and soul, they'll take off their shoes and curl up with gratitude and rest, no matter how small, no matter how undone, no ...

notes from niequist: more than enough

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i want to cultivate a deep sense of gratitude, of groundedness, of enough, even while i'm longing for something more. the longing and the gratitude, both. i'm practicing believing that God knows more than i know, that he sees what i can't, that he's weaving a future i can't even imagine from where i sit ...

notes from niequist: love manifested

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friendship is acting out God's love for people in tangible ways. we were made to represent the love of God in each other's lives, so that each person we walk through life with has a more profound sense of God's love for them. friendship is an opportunity to act on God's behalf in the lives of the ...

notes from niequist: home team

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there is a totally finite amount of time and energy that each of us have to give to the people in our lives. you can give yours to your home team. or you can spend it haphazardly on an odd collection of people who need something from you, largely because you don't want to say ...

notes from niequist: fleeting seasons

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i don't know where you are these days, what's broken down and what's beautiful in your life this season. i don't know if this is a season of sweetness or one of sadness. but i'm learning that neither lasts forever. there will, i'm sure, be something that invades this current loveliness. that's how life is. ...

notes from niequist: grow up or give up

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sometimes in the moments of the most searing pain, we think we don't have a choice. but we do, it's in those moments that we make the most important choice: grow up or give up. it's easy to want to give up under the weight of what we're carrying. it seems sometimes like the only ...

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