Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

Childlike, Not Childish

Childishness is fine for children. But Jesus calls us to grow spiritually. And yet at the same time to become more childlike. Isn’t that a contradiction? No, because being childish is trusting in something limited and flawed, like ourselves. But being … Continue reading

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Everythingism

Photo by Shashank Sahay (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week Many people say that all religions are equally valid, and that it’s unfair or that it’s infringing on other people’s rights to say otherwise. When did everythingism replace tolerance? The U.S. … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: The Intersection of Conflict and Play

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com Guest Blog by Give Me Pen and Paper This is the first time I’ve posted another writer in my Tips for Writers series, but I really wanted to share these insights by Abe Austin of Give … Continue reading

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Hope Springs…

Hope doesn’t float, nope, it springs. Around this time every year God reminds us he hasn’t given up on us yet. “Hope springs eternal in the human breast Man never is, but always to be blest The soul, uneasy, and … Continue reading

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God, Save Us From Ourselves

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out… Oh, what a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me … Continue reading

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A Safe and Cozy Place

A year ago this month, our sense of safety plummeted. Until then, “Be safe” was reserved for anxious mothers sending off their children. But amidst a worldwide pandemic, it became the new “Have a good day,” the new “I care.” … Continue reading

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Strangers in a Strange Land

Have you ever felt a sense of incompleteness, a longing for something beyond your earthly reach? ~The Wishing Map “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that … Continue reading

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Free Will

Thought for the Week There are those who do not believe in free will, of course. And they are free to believe that, if they wish (see what I did there?). But I do believe in it. In fact, I … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Wrestled With God?

Thought for the Week “Have you ever wrestled with God or your conscience over a choice you were afraid to make? For what it’s worth–and it’s worth a lot–God gets that. He’s been there (Matthew 26:39). And yet that single … Continue reading

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Be the Change

Photo: ‘Pinecone’ by Aaron Burden at unsplash.com Thought for the Week The phrase “be the change you want to see” has been attributed to many people. But in one form or another it’s been around for as long as anyone … Continue reading

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