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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 17

It is monstrously simple-minded to read the cursings in the Psalms with no feeling except one of horror at the uncharity of the poets. They are indeed devilish. But we must also think of those who made them so. Their … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 14

Try Writing Out Your Prayers “The Lord gave me this answer: ‘Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance’” (Habakkuk 2:2 GNT). If you want to hear God speak, … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 11

You Have to Want to Hear from God “You will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him” (Deuteronomy 4:29 NLT). You’re not going to … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 1

Restoring Relationships: First Talk to God “What causes fights and quarrels among you? . . . You desire but you do not have . . . You do not have because you do not ask God” (James 4:1-2 NIV). The … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: DECEMBER 29

MORNING “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.” 1 Samuel 7:12 The word “hitherto” seems like a hand pointing in the direction of the past. Twenty years or seventy, and yet, “hitherto the Lord hath helped!” Through poverty, through wealth, through … Continue reading

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THE PURSUIT OF GOD: DAY 20

Chapter 5 The Universal Presence (PART 2) “In the beginning God.” Not matter, for matter is not self-causing. It requires an antecedent cause, and God is that Cause. Not law, for law is but a name for the course which … Continue reading

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THE PURSUIT OF GOD: DAY 4

Chapter 1 Following Hard after God (PART 3) David’s life was a torrent of spiritual desire, and his psalms ring with the cry of the seeker and the glad shout of the finder. Paul confessed the mainspring of his life … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: OCTOBER 30

MORNING “I will praise thee, O Lord.” Psalm 9:1 Praise should always follow answered prayer; as the mist of earth’s gratitude rises when the sun of heaven’s love warms the ground. Hath the Lord been gracious to thee, and inclined … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: SEPTEMBER 22

MORNING “Let Israel rejoice in him.” Psalm 149:2 Be glad of heart, O believer, but take care that thy gladness has its spring in the Lord. Thou hast much cause for gladness in thy God, for thou canst sing with … Continue reading

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