(Courtney's responses come first)
Mumford & Sons (before they went electric)
The Avett Brothers
Sleeping at Last
The Omnivore's Dilemma - by Michael Pollan
Surprised by Hope - by NT Wright
For the Love - by Jen Hatmaker
Neither Wolf Nor Dog - by Kent Nerburn
Suprised by Hope
New Collecte Poems (Wendell Berry)
The Omnivore's Dilemma
I'm a "one" on the Enneagram.
I'm a "plant-mom."
I want to be a farmer.
I'm a one on the Enneagram (though it manifests itself differently than my wife's oneness).
I strive for sincerity and authenticity in my relationships. This manifests itself in the fact that my closest friends are family, for all intents and purposes.
I love to read and garden, and read about gardening...and farming. Yes, my wife and I really do hope to be farmers some day. Not your typical industrial farmers though. See books (Wendell Berry) as to what kind of farmers we hope to be.
"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." - Michael Pollan (In Defense of Food)
"No man is a failure who has friends." - Clarance the Angel (It's a Wonderful Life)
Ben's 2 Quotes are at the bottom...they're long. Enjoy!
Don't wish the time away in college. These years are the most formative of your life and you have the opportunity to make lifelong friendships. Spend your time wisely, but do not count the days until graduation. It will be here before you know it.
Read. Read as much as you can. Read until you realize you know next to nothing in the grand scheme of things. Once you realize it, you'll never stop reading.
When I'm not in class, you can usually find me...doing homework, reading, watching Netflix with Ben, or watering our plants.
When I'm not in class, you can usually find me...reading, mostly for homework, occasionally for myself (though the latter is preferred).
Bedtime Story-BYOM, Monthly Birthday Parties, "Stranger Things" Watch Party, Friendsgiving Dinner, End of the Year Holiday Party, Weekly Letter from Your Chaplains
"…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope." – Wendell Berry, "The Unsettling of America"
"Our bond is no little economy based on the exchange
of my love and work for yours, so much for so much
of an expendable fund. We don't know what its limits are-
that puts us in the dark. We are more together
than we know, how else could we keep on discovering
we are more together than we thought?
You are the known way leading always to the unknown,
and you are the known place to which the unknown is always
leading me back. More blessed in you than I know,
I possess nothing worthy to give you, nothing
not belittled by my saying that I possess it.
Even an hour of love is a moral predicament, a blessing
a man may be hard up to be worthy of. He can only
accept it, as a plant accepts from all the bounty of the light
enough to live, and then accepts the dark,
passing unencumbered back to the earth, as I
have fallen time and again from the great strength
of my desire, helpless, into your arms."
– Wendell Berry, "The Country of Marriage"