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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 12

Those Divine demands which sound to our natural ears most like those of a despot and least like those of a lover, in fact marshal us where we should want to go if we knew what we wanted. He demands … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 10

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: They tell me H. is happy now, they tell me she is at peace. What makes them so sure of this? I don’t mean that I fear the worst of all. Nearly … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 1

The most obvious fact about praise—whether of God or anything—strangely escaped me. I thought of it in terms of compliment, approval, or the giving of honour. I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise unless (sometimes even … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 30

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 27

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: There’s a limit to the ‘one flesh.’ You can’t really share someone else’s weakness, or fear or pain. What you feel may be bad. It might conceivably be as bad as what … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 23

I’ve just found in an old note-book a poem, with no author’s name attached, which is rather relevant to something we were talking about a few weeks ago—I mean, the haunting fear that there is no one listening, and that … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 14

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On the very comforting fact that Jesus was afraid. 2 April 1955 In great haste. I hope your next letter will bring me news that the operation has gone swimmingly. Fear is horrid, but there’s no … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 13

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On how to rehearse for death and how to diminish fear. 17 June 1963 Pain is terrible, but surely you need not have fear as well? Can you not see death as the friend and deliverer? … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 28

Two Questions to Ask of Your Goals “When you eat or drink or do anything else, always do it to honor God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 CEV). It’s important to set goals. But not every goal that you can set is … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 24

Let God Turn Your Fear into a Celebration “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he … Continue reading

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