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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 26

The Difference Between Wants and Needs Psalm 34:8-10 Sometimes we confuse wants and needs. We can become so focused on our wants that they feel critical to our well-being. Then, when God doesn’t meet our “need,” we get angry or … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 20

Does God Have Favorites? James 2:18-23 God doesn’t play favorites. He makes choices and decrees, but Scripture repeatedly testifies to His impartiality (Deut. 10:17; Rom. 2:11; Col. 3:25). Sometimes, though, it doesn’t seem that way. Look at the nation of … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 9

How Obedience Relates to Love John 14:16-31 The night before His crucifixion, Jesus reminded the disciples of some important matters. In John 14:21, He pointed out the connection between love and obedience, saying, “He who has My commandments and keeps … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 22

The Power of Jesus’ Name John 14:13 Yesterday we read how praying in Jesus’ name affirms our relationship with Christ and our direct access to the Father. It also declares our … Authority to Petition God. Christ sits at the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 9

Screwtape offers a helpful image: Think of your man as a series of concentric circles, his will being the innermost, his intellect coming next, and finally his fantasy. You can hardly hope, at once, to exclude from all the circles … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 15

TO VERA GEBBERT, who had told Lewis of her pregnancy and of her having read Isaiah 66:9 from the Bible she kept open on her dining table: On not wishing to be pregnant. 23 March 1953 Your first story (about … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 13

On goodness It has sometimes been asked whether God commands certain things because they are right, or whether certain things are right because God commands them. . . I emphatically embrace the first alternative. The second might lead to the … 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 15

There are three kinds of people in the world. The first class is of those who live simply for their own sake and pleasure, regarding Man and Nature as so much raw material to be cut up into whatever shape … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 6

If the old fairy-tale ending ‘They lived happily ever after’ is taken to mean ‘They felt for the next fifty years exactly as they felt the day before they were married’, then it says what probably never was nor ever … Continue reading

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