Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

A Hard School

Photo by Alex Conchillos My cousin Cody struggled his entire short life with depression, addiction, and soul crushing self-doubts. He learned to drive that wretched machine in a hard school. And yet in the midst of the struggle he found … Continue reading

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Get it Write!

In the beginning…          “The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.”       ~Michel de Montaigne I object, a baby should never be subject to this! (Get it?) “Never use abstract nouns … Continue reading

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Humility Sets Us Free

Photo by Mystic Art Design Thought for the Week It’s common to hear statements to the effect that pride frees us to become our true selves. But this is false pride. Instead, we must reverse the formula. For it’s humility that … Continue reading

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Not as the World Gives

Photo by Freddie Addery “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives, so do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ~John 14:27 ∴

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Forgetting What Lies Behind

Photo by Michael Atkins “Forgetting what lies behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 3:13-14 † Note: British American actor, biographer, film producer Douglas … Continue reading

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Give Up Yourself

“Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with … Continue reading

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Notes to Self at the Start of 2022

You’re still alive–there’s a reason for that. Get to it! “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, oh, so much better all the time.” ~Paul McCartney (“It can’t get much worse.” ~John Lennon) “Thank u, next.” ~Ariana Grande “Don’t be afraid … Continue reading

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lost Christmas Poem

Many are unaware that the Lord of the Rings author was a lifelong Jesus-follower. Tolkien not only spoke openly of his faith, impacting the lives of many, including his close friend C.S. Lewis, but was also one of the translators … Continue reading

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Made for Another World

The Ten Kingdoms of Ismara (as envisioned for the original Disney series) The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin … Continue reading

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What Do You Live For?

“If I find myself in a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, … Continue reading

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