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Listening for God

Schedule in quiet time on your family's fall calendar

As you're sitting down to look at your fall schedule, are you making a daily time of solitude a high priority? Impossible, you say. No, necessary. Without solitude, it's impossible to live a spiritual life.

Solitude is one of the spiritual disciplines that Richard Foster discusses in his now-classic book Celebration of Discipline (HarperSanFrancisco, 1988). This discipline isn't about punishment, though for some of us 30 minutes a day of quiet would feel like torture at first. Rather it's about discipleship (they share the same root word). This discipline has two parts to its practice.


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