I've been reading Philip Yancey's excellent book Soul Survivor, and the final chapter is about priest and author Henri Nouwen. I also have a few books by Nouwen that I haven't read yet but very much would like to do so. You may read a short biographical sketch about him here: About Henri Nouwen.
I have read several shorter works of his, including an essay in a collection of Advent readings from which the Quotations of the Week have been copied.
You may also read about the Nouwen Society by clicking this hyperlink. I find Nouwen's writings challenging yet peaceful, a wonderful oasis in a busy life.
"The waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us."
"But patient people dare to stay where they are. Patient living means to live actively in the present and wait there. Waiting, then, is not passive."
"...to be able to stand confidently (con-fide, with trust) in the presence of God...."
P.S. Anne at Imprisoned in My Bones recommends the free Daily Meditations from the Nouwen Society. I just signed up. :)