Don’t be a bore

Today begins 31 Days of Books—an excerpt from one of my favorite books on faith each day in October.

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Celebration-of-Discipline-by-Richard-Foster     Excerpt from Celebration of Discipline:

Celebration is a desperately needed grace for all those who are earnest about the Spiritual Disciplines.

It is an occupational hazard of devout folk to become stuffy bores. This should not be.

Of all people, we should be the most free, alive, interesting.

Celebration adds a note of gaiety, festivity, hilarity to our lives. After all, Jesus rejoiced so fully in life that he was accused of being a wine-bibber and a glutton. Many of us lead such sour lives that we cannot possibly be accused of such things.

. . . Joy begets joy. Laughter begets laughter. It is one of those few things in life that we multiply by giving.

– Richard Foster

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13 thoughts on “Don’t be a bore

  1. Dianna

    I can tell already that I am going to enjoy these posts for the next 31 days! I’m excited to see how the Lord will speak to me through these topics that come up in your 31 days of books! Love you!

    1. Lisa notes...

      You’re sweet, Dianna. I’m looking forward to this series myself. ha. I’ve already enjoyed looking back through some of my favorite books to pick out an excerpt (except it’s hard to limit it!).

  2. Jean Wise

    I knew I liked you! This too is one of my most favorite books and one I still go back to time and time again. I attended one of his Revorare meetings a while back and am thinking of going to another one next year. Great idea for you 31 days series.

    1. Lisa notes...

      Glad to know we have this book in common as a favorite. Isn’t it wonderful? It’s been many years ago since I first read it, but I’ve returned to it over and over since then.

      I’m jealous that you’ve been to a Renovare conference. They always look so interesting to me but I’ve yet to make it to one. Hope you get to go again next year!

  3. Robin Heim

    Really looking forward to your posts! And I’m SO, so glad to be participating in The Nester’s 31-Days with you and so many other wonderfully creative women! As an English major, you had me at “Books” in your title. 🙂

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