Category Archives: C.S. Lewis

Satan Wants Christians to Be Unholy

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: Hebrews 13:14 There is a simple holiness about a believer that Satan hates with a passion. There should be a joy and peace in any holiness, and if … Continue reading

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Ministry & the Mentally Ill

“Religious people love to hide behind religion. They love the rules of religion more than they love Jesus. With practice, the Condemners let rules become more important than the spiritual life. “ — Michael Yaconelli Mentally ill people are rarely seen in … Continue reading

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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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