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lessons (about pride) from walks with a dog

“Supposing you are taking a dog on a lead through a turnstile or past a post. You know what happens (apart from his usual ceremonies in passing a post!). He tries to go to the wrong side and gets his … Continue reading

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conceit gradually peeling off

“When I first became a Christian, about fourteen years ago, I thought that I could do it on my own, by retiring to my rooms and reading theology, and I wouldn’t go to the churches and Gospel Halls . . … Continue reading

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I’m going to stand by the play world

“One of my favorite passages in all of literature is Puddleglum’s response to the Lady of the Green Kirtle in The Silver Chair. The Lady (an evil sorceress) has several characters trapped underground, and with the help of a little … Continue reading

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somewhere else there must be more of it

“It was when I was happiest that I longed most. It was on happy days when we were up there on the hills . . . with the wind and the sunshine . . . Do you remember? The colour … Continue reading

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Does your faith feel really comfortable?

“If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”  Your all is called for. We each give our all to something. Don’t settle for a life filled with comfortable, self-stroking somethings — the … Continue reading

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when the Son became man

“The Son of God became man so that men might become sons of God.”  Christ, by highest Heav’n adored; Christ the everlasting Lord; Late in time, behold Him come, Offspring of a virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; … Continue reading

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fighting temptation

Do you ever think of temptation as a nebulous concept? “I’m fighting temptation,” you might say. But…temptation to what? To sin in a particular way? Yes, certainly. But, each time you and I face a particular fight against a particular … Continue reading

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every chapter better than the one before

And soon they found themselves all walking together — and a great, bright procession it was — up toward mountains higher than you could see in this world even if they were there to be seen. But there was no … Continue reading

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Make New Year’s resolutions, but don’t get stuck staring at the highway sign

What if you resolve to daily search out at least one beautiful or amazing thing this new year? Small things, or once-in-a-lifetime things, or beautiful moments recognized in the middle of the mundane — all mixed up together, there for … Continue reading

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How can I know what to pray?

If I’m a magnificently created yet small creature (which I am, and you are, too) and my magnificent Creator wants me to communicate with Him (which He does, and that very fact should stupefy us), then I should sit up … Continue reading

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only the Author knows

“The doctrine of the Second Coming teaches us that we do not and cannot know when the world drama will end. The curtain may be rung down at any moment: say, before you have finished reading this paragraph. This seems to … Continue reading

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locks and gloves and the place made for you

The mold in which a key is made would be a strange thing, if you had never seen a key: and the key itself a strange thing if you had never seen a lock. Your soul has a curious shape … Continue reading

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The Prince will never break His promise

A quip I heard years ago came to mind this morning. (I think the quote was attributed to C.S. Lewis, although I never verified he said it.) It went something like this: “Yes, there will be a library filled with … Continue reading

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