Category Archives: C.S. Lewis

Becoming a Gentle & Meek Person

Gentleness means recognizing that the world around us is fragile, especially other people. It is recognizing our own capacity to do harm and choosing instead to be tender, soft-spoken, soft-hearted, and careful. To be careful means that you are becoming … Continue reading

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Nothing But Leaves [Self-Deceit]

“Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.” … Continue reading

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Ramblings of a Broken Believer [Weakness]

“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9, NLT “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for … Continue reading

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This Special Place, Where it is Always Christmas

“This Gospel anticipates a world far different from C.S. Lewis’s Narnia,where it is “always winter, and never Christmas.” But the promise of the Gospel is that it is always Christmas. To be “in Christ” is to enjoy each morning as a Christmas … Continue reading

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Hidden Doves [Love]

 “My dove is hiding behind the rocks,      behind an outcrop on the cliff. Let me see your face; let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your face is lovely.” Song of Solomon 2:14, NLT Jesus … Continue reading

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Brave and Full of Faith, [Reepicheep]

In the book Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis writes of Reepicheep. He is a mouse of exceptional courage and with a strong faith. People seem to always misunderstand a talking mouse especially one who dresses like a swashbuckler. He … Continue reading

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An Eternity With God, [Get Ready]

18″ So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last … Continue reading

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