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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 9

I hope no reader will suppose that ‘mere’ Christianity is here put forward as an alternative to the creeds of the existing communions. . . It is more like a hall out of which doors open into several rooms. If … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 22

TO DR. F. MORGAN ROBERTS: On Lewis’s own rules about prayer. 31 July 1954 I am certainly unfit to advise anyone else on the devotional life. My own rules are (1) To make sure that, wherever else they may be … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 3

[Lucy] turned on and found to her surprise a page with no pictures at all; but the first words were A Spell to make hidden things visible. She read it through to make sure of all the hard words and … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 17

What are the key words of modern criticism? Creative, with its opposite derivative; spontaneity with its opposite convention; freedom, contrasted with rules. Great authors are innovators, pioneers, explorers; bad authors bunch in schools and follow models. Or again, great authors … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 8

On morality I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MAY 17

God Finds Joy in You “I’m a mess. I’m nothing and have nothing; make something of me. You [God] can do it; you’ve got what it takes” (Psalm 40:17 The Message). A lot of people are afraid to trust Jesus … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 5

“The Temple of the Holy Spirit” …only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you. —Genesis 41:40 I am accountable to God for the way I control my body under His authority. Paul said he did not … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 2

Obedience or Independence? If you love Me, keep My commandments. —John 14:15 Our Lord never insists on obedience. He stresses very definitely what we ought to do, but He never forces us to do it. We have to obey Him … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 25

Am I Blessed Like This? Blessed are… —Matthew 5:3-11 When we first read the statements of Jesus, they seem wonderfully simple and unstartling, and they sink unnoticed into our subconscious minds. For instance, the Beatitudes initially seem to be merely … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 24

His Nature and Our Motives …unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. —Matthew 5:20 The characteristic of a disciple is not that he does good things, … Continue reading

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