I’m reading again (it’s a book which should be read and re-read) the book Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. What a powerhouse book! Some say Foster goes to far over to the side of mysticism, but I disagree. True progress often involves breaking through the norms of what is acceptable and living in such a way that may attract skepticism. This book is full of concrete, practical information on deepening your spiritual life. Having just completed the chapter on simplicity, I’m struck at how that concept can and should cover all aspects of life. A simple life is a peaceful life, a life free of distraction. A life free of distraction is a productive life. That sounds good to me.