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IN TOUCH DAILY: OCTOBER 6

  Prayer for the Church Colossians 1:1-8 Although we’re usually quick to bring God our own requests and the needs of loved ones, we must also remember to pray for our local churches. If you’re not sure where to start, … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: SEPTEMBER 18

  Spiritual Shortsightedness Luke 12:13-21 Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a condition in which the eye cannot focus on distant objects. Today this physical defect is easily treatable with corrective lenses. But spiritual myopia is more dangerous because it has consequences … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 13

Staying on Course Hebrews 12:1-2 The Christian life can be likened to a race with a finish line in eternity. Our goal is to stay on track and run with endurance, but we won’t know the way forward unless we … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 10

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Perspective It’s easy to get wrapped up in the rhythms of daily life—jobs, family and social commitments, homes, to-do lists, and even time-consuming distractions. We go from one thing to the next, usually focused on … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 1

Enjoying Life Ecclesiastes 2:1-23 King Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived (1 Kings 3:12), and he was also blessed with wealth and power. Studying and exploring were passions of his, and Ecclesiastes 2 tells us he indulged in … 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: DECEMBER 18

Screwtape twists the gift of pleasure: Never forget that when we are dealing with any pleasure in its healthy and normal and satisfying form, we are, in a sense, on the Enemy’s ground. I know we have won many a … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 25

On pleasure [The demon Screwtape writes:] [God, the “Enemy,” is] a hedonist at heart. All those fasts and vigils and stakes and crosses are only a facade. Or only like foam on the sea shore. Out at sea, out in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 12

If anyone thinks that Christians regard unchastity as the supreme vice, he is quite wrong. The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins. All the worst pleasures are purely spiritual: the pleasure … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 17

On God God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world. From The Problem of Pain Compiled in Words to Live By

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