|My old, (thrifted) copy|
Within minutes, six other lovelies arrived. The six had met in the past for other studies, but this was the beginning of a new study, and I had been invited to join them for the reading and discussion of Celebration of Disciplines by Richard Foster. We spent the entire morning sharing our individual stories. (I think it was intended for them to introduce themselves to me, but I'm pretty sure they learned new things about each other, too!)
I took notes as they shared. I sometimes have difficulty remembering details and I didn't want to forget a thing! I found myself placing asterisks beside a LOT of the information. I knew MY turn was coming! I was SO excited to tell how many details in MY life matched something in each one of theirs. Turns out that a couple of them knew my sisters, I'd met one of their husbands, and my children had gone to the same Christian school as another woman's.
I know it is no accident that I am in THIS study with THESE women. They come from a variety of backgrounds--age-wise, economically and denominationally--but there was immediate rapport. And though I've read the book several times, it's been awhile since the last read. As I read the first eleven pages prior to our first meeting, my heart beat faster.
The time is right for me! Once again!
"The Spiritual Disciplines are intended for our good.
They are meant to bring the abundance of God into our lives...
(they) put us where (God) can work within us and transform us."
- Is this print too scratchy to read? (Blogger has all kinds of new fonts, and I am experimenting) (OK.. I changed it to this. What do you think NOW? And does anyone know why when you first hit my page, the header & post titles & fonts blink all over the place????)
- Do you have a book or two that you re-read periodically?