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IN TOUCH DAILY: OCTOBER 1

  Trusting God’s Love for Us Romans 5:1-11 When facing painful trials, we may be tempted to doubt God’s love for us—especially if we think peace and happiness are proof of His love and trouble is not. In today’s passage, … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 5

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Gentleness Modern life constantly bombards us with messages that say happiness depends on working hard to get every single thing we desire. It urges and even commands us to aggressively pursue satisfaction, sometimes at any … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 6

The Ultimate Rejection Matthew 7:21-23 In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus said that the gate to heaven is narrow (Matt. 7:13-14). The easier route through life is the path of happiness, which has side roads to decadence and self-indulgence. But … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 2

There was the charm, as we went on, of running out into evening sunlight, but still in a deep gulley – as if the train were swimming in earth instead of either sailing on it like a real train or … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 18

“Peter,” said Lucy, “where is this, do you suppose?”. . . “If you ask me,” said Edmund, “it’s like somewhere in the Narnian world. Look at those mountains ahead—and the big ice-mountains beyond them. Surely they’re rather like the mountains … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 2

The Christian doctrine of suffering explains, I believe, a very curious fact about the world we live in. The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 30

If the first and lowest operation of pain shatters the illusion that all is well, the second shatters the illusion that what we have, whether good or bad in itself, is our own and enough for us. Everyone has noticed … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 19

The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are … 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: JULY 9

THE DAY WITH A WHITE MARK All day I have been tossed and whirled in a preposterous happiness: Was it elf in the blood? Or a bird in the brain? Or even part Of the cloudy crested, fifty-league-long, loud uplifted … Continue reading

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