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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 22

Sunday Reflection: His Comfort in Our Mourning The Bible is full of stories about people who are hurting. In Psalm 22, the writer cries, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” (Psalm 22:1). When immersed in hurt or … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 12

Responding to Others’ Failures 2 Timothy 4:9-18 The apostle Paul sacrificed much. He faced hunger, shipwreck, beatings, and imprisonment to carry God’s Word to others. Consequently, he had every reason to expect the men and women he mentored to be … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 8

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Salvation The world tells us that it’s not worthwhile to grieve our sin—that we should forget about past mistakes and seize the day, lest we miss out on something exciting. But grief is a useful … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 2

Feeling Hopeless Acts 27:1-25 People disappoint us, circumstances cause pain, and our own limitations lead to frustration. Jesus told His disciples that struggles are part of this life (John 16:33), and many other Bible stories show evidence of this reality. … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: FEBRUARY 5

How Comforters Are Created 2 Corinthians 1:1-7 When Job was suffering, he said, “Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” (Job 2:10). Even hardship and pain have a place in God’s plan for each believer. During … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 27

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On the need to take care of oneself and not of things. 8 January 1963 I don’t mind betting that the things which ‘had to be done’ in your room didn’t really have to be done … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 21

The golden apple of selfhood, thrown among the false gods, became an apple of discord because they scrambled for it. They did not know the first rule of the holy game, which is that every player must by all means … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 2

On fasting The problem about avoiding our own pain admits a similar solution. Some ascetics have used self-torture. As a layman, I offer no opinion on the prudence of such a regimen; but I insist that, whatever its merits, self-torture … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 6

Screwtape advises Wormwood on using time to wear down a soul: The Enemy has guarded him from you through the first great wave of temptations. But, if only he can be kept alive, you have time itself for your ally. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 22

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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