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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 18

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: I know that the thing I want is exactly the thing I can never get. The old life, the jokes, the drinks, the arguments, the lovemaking, the tiny, heartbreaking commonplace. On any … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 12

Very often the only way to get a quality in reality is to start behaving as if you had it already. That is why children’s games are so important. They are always pretending to be grown-ups—playing soldiers, playing shop. But … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 3

On hell [The fictional George MacDonald is speaking.] “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’ … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 22

Screwtape reveals a powerful tool for distraction: What we want, if men become Christians at all, is to keep them in the state of mind I call ‘Christianity And’. You know—Christianity and the Crisis, Christianity and the New Psychology, Christianity … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 16

The value of the myth is that it takes all the things we know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by “the veil of familiarity”. The child enjoys his gold meat (otherwise dull to him) … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 28

TO HIS BROTHER: On reading The Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich; and on Lewis’s deepest conviction that “all shall be well.” 21 March 1940 I have been reading this week the ‘Revelations’ of Mother Julian of Norwich … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: OCTOBER 17

You Need to Accept the Reality of Failure “There is no one on earth who does what is right all the time and never makes a mistake” (Ecclesiastes 7:20 GNT). In America, failure is almost the unpardonable sin. We idolize … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 3

Heaven Changes Everything About How We Live Today “If they had wanted to, they could have gone back to the good things of this world. But they didn’t want to. They were living for heaven. And now God is not … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 11

You Don’t Have to Forget “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIV). You’ve heard this phrase over and over: … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JANUARY 3

Tell It Like It Could Be “[God] speaks of future events with as much certainty as though they were already past” (Romans 4:17 TLB). There is enormous power in your words. If you’re going to become a person of faith, … Continue reading

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