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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 6

We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour. If our hearts need be broken, and if He … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 6

Don’t Get Defensive “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17 NIV). After one pastor had preached his first sermon at … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 5

Three Mental Barriers to Hearing God’s Voice “Get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls” (James 1:21 … 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 3

Restoring Relationships: Use Your Ears More Than Your Mouth “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense” (Proverbs 19:11 NIV). The third biblical step toward restoring a relationship is to sympathize with the other … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: FEBRUARY 11

Three Questions to Manage Your Emotions “From now on, then, you must live the rest of your earthly lives controlled by God’s will and not by human desires” (1 Peter 4:2 GNT). The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:2, “From … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JANUARY 3

Tell It Like It Could Be “[God] speaks of future events with as much certainty as though they were already past” (Romans 4:17 TLB). There is enormous power in your words. If you’re going to become a person of faith, … Continue reading

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