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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 6

There are three ways of taking the command to turn the other cheek. One is the Pacifist interpretation; it means what it says and imposes a duty of nonresistance on all men in all circumstances. Another is the minimising interpretation; … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 30

On kindness Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness. For about a hundred years we have so concentrated on one of the virtues—“kindness” or mercy—that most of us do not feel anything except kindness to be really … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JUNE 21

THINK Before You Speak in Anger “Stupid people express their anger openly, but sensible people are patient and hold it back” (Proverbs 29:11 GNT). Anger confounds many people in our world today. We simply don’t know how to handle our … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 15

How Does Prayer Work? “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us — whatever we ask — we know … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 6

Restoring Relationships: The Price of Peacemaking Is Our Pride “Do everything possible on your part to live in peace with everybody” (Romans 12:18 GNT). The sixth biblical step toward restoring a relationship is to cooperate as much as possible. The … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 5

Restoring Relationships: Fix the Problem, not the Blame “A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire” (Proverbs 15:1 The Message). The fifth biblical step toward restoring a relationship is to attack the problem, not the person. … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 4

Restoring Relationships: Defuse Anger with Confession “First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye” (Matthew 7:5 NLT). The fourth biblical step toward restoring … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 2

Restoring Relationships: Take the Initiative “If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you, abandon your offering, leave immediately, go to this friend and make things … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 1

Restoring Relationships: First Talk to God “What causes fights and quarrels among you? . . . You desire but you do not have . . . You do not have because you do not ask God” (James 4:1-2 NIV). The … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: FEBRUARY 28

Relationships Are Worth Restoring “If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you . . . Agree … Continue reading

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