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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 21

Everyone who accepts the teaching of St Paul must have a belief in “sanctification”. But I should myself be very chary of describing such operations of the Holy Ghost as “experiences” if by experiences we mean things necessarily discoverable by … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 16

[Digory] thought of his Mother, and he thought of the great hopes he had had, and how they were all dying away, and a lump came into his throat and tears in his eyes, and he blurted out: “But please, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 3

It was, however, clear to everyone that Eustace’s character had been rather improved by becoming a dragon. He was anxious to help. He flew over the whole island and found it was all mountainous and inhabited only by wild goats … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 27

TO MARY NEYLAN: On troughs; on believing as an intellectual assent and as a psychological state; the despair of overcoming chronic temptations; and on how God likes to be asked. Lewis discloses that, at the direction of Father Adams, he … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 14

On comfort God is the only comfort. He is also the supreme terror: the thing we most need and the thing we most want to hide from. He is our only possible ally, and we have made ourselves His enemies. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 18

Screwtape offers ways to cleverly exploit the Patient’s dry spell: But there is an even better way of exploiting the trough; I mean through the patient’s own thoughts about it. As always, the first step is to keep knowledge out … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 19

When You Look Up, Things Will Look Up “When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 23

God Knows Everything, and That’s Good News “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13 NIV). Ever gotten out of … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 16

Do You Have a Safety Net? “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble” (1 Peter 3:8 NIV). As a pastor, I see situations daily that nobody should ever have to go through … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: FEBRUARY 7

How to Fight the Enemies of Good Intentions “I have made up my mind to obey your laws forever, no matter what” (Psalm 119:112 CEV). The reason why most people are ineffective in life is that they’ve never learned how … Continue reading

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