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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 15

TO VERA GEBBERT, who had told Lewis of her pregnancy and of her having read Isaiah 66:9 from the Bible she kept open on her dining table: On not wishing to be pregnant. 23 March 1953 Your first story (about … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 6

If the old fairy-tale ending ‘They lived happily ever after’ is taken to mean ‘They felt for the next fifty years exactly as they felt the day before they were married’, then it says what probably never was nor ever … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 3

What we call ‘being in love’ is a glorious state, and, in several ways, good for us. It helps to make us generous and courageous, it opens our eyes not only to the beauty of the beloved but to all … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 1

The idea that ‘being in love’ is the only reason for remaining married really leaves no room for marriage as a contract or promise at all. If love is the whole thing, then the promise can add nothing; and if … 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: MARCH 2

TO ARTHUR GREEVES: On his brother’s admission to an Oxford hospital, for treatment of alcoholism; and on the meaning of vicarious suffering, or what Lewis will call, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the “Deeper Magic,” mentioned above … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 23

TO MARY NEYLAN, who had told Lewis she was going to resume the practice of her faith after years of alienation and theological struggle: On acting on the light one has; on the unreliability of religious emotion; on confession of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 8

All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that ‘God is love’. But they seem not to notice that the words ‘God is love’ have no real meaning unless God contains at least two Persons. Love is … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JUNE 13

You’re Responsible for What You Allow in Your Mind ““A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash” (Proverbs 15:14 NLT). Our minds control everything else about us. Our thoughts influence our feelings. Our feelings impact … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MAY 22

Don’t Give Up: Tell God Exactly How You Feel “I can’t be quiet! I am angry and bitter. I have to speak” (Job 7:11 GNT). God can handle your emotions — he gave them to you, after all! He can … Continue reading

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