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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 19

Good stories often introduce the marvelous or supernatural, and nothing about Story has been so often misunderstood as this. Thus, for example, Dr Johnson, if I remember rightly, thought that children liked stories of the marvelous because they were too … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 18

‘Niceness’—wholesome, integrated personality—is an excellent thing. We must try by every medical, educational, economic, and political means in our power to produce a world where as many people as possible grow up ‘nice’; just as we must try to produce … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 21

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On the need to cry; on the need to remember God’s past mercies; on the suitability of his Ransom trilogy, especially That Hideous Strength, for children; and on the kinds of snobbery. Lewis asks if he … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 21

Screwtape offers more advice on using daily annoyances to entrap a Patient: It is, no doubt, impossible to prevent his praying for his mother, but we have means of rendering the prayers innocuous. Make sure that they are always very … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 18

We begin to notice, besides our particular sinful acts, our sinfulness; begin to be alarmed not only about what we do, but about what we are. This may sound rather difficult, so I will try to make it clear from … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 18

Be an Encourager at Work “Encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV). If you want to stand out at work, one trait will put you head and shoulders above everybody else: Be an encourager. When … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 26

Change Requires Honest Community “Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let … 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: JANUARY 27

God Smiles When We Obey Wholeheartedly “Just tell me what to do and I will do it, Lord. As long as I live I’ll wholeheartedly obey” (Psalm 119:33-34 TLB). God smiles when we obey him wholeheartedly. That means doing whatever … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JANUARY 1

Choose to Trust God in 2018 “It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before” (Hebrews 11:7 NLT). Faith … Continue reading

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