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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 9

TO EDWARD LOFSTROM: On what Lewis attempted in The Chronicles of Narnia; on the character of the man Jesus—his tenderness, ferocity, and even humor; and on the need to do one’s duty while having patience with God. 16 January 1959 … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 10

On the present moment Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment “as … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 7

The odd thing was that before God closed in on me, I was in fact offered what now appears a moment of wholly free choice. In a sense. I was going up Headington Hill on the top of a bus. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 18

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: I know that the thing I want is exactly the thing I can never get. The old life, the jokes, the drinks, the arguments, the lovemaking, the tiny, heartbreaking commonplace. On any … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 18

On comfort Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: OCTOBER 20

What Is God Really Like? “For the Lord is always good. He is always loving and kind, and his faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation” (Psalm 100:5 TLB). If knowing who God is shapes the way we … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: OCTOBER 17

The Key of the Greater Work …I say to you, he who believes in Me,…greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. —John 14:12 Prayer does not equip us for greater works— prayer is the … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 1

Learning About His Ways When Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples…He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities. —Matthew 11:1 He comes where He commands us to leave. If you stayed home when God told you … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 21

The Doorway to the Kingdom Blessed are the poor in spirit… —Matthew 5:3 Beware of thinking of our Lord as only a teacher. If Jesus Christ is only a teacher, then all He can do is frustrate me by setting … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 15

My Life’s Spiritual Honor and Duty I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians… —Romans 1:14 Paul was overwhelmed with the sense of his indebtedness to Jesus Christ, and he spent his life to express it. The greatest … Continue reading

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