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A Grief Observed is a very short (76 pages) reflection written in 5 small notebooks by CS Lewis in the first days after the death of his wife Joy of cancer. He shares as candidly as I can possibly imagine his initial devastation and anger at God, a... read more
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Packing for a week on the Island of Nantucket (MA) We have a very special period of our lives, which provides us with a new and totally different environment for communion with God, and each other. Although we are pleased and immensely grateful for... read more
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I first conceived this blog, and its title, as a way to celebrate the wisdom, faith, and inspiration of SC Lewis. But no sooner had I written the title than I realized that my first emphasis, and my first comment, must be that the Bible is our first... read more
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Through Lewis39; ingenius invention of the correspondence of a senior devil to his young nephew, advising him of the best devilish tactics to distract, discourage, and defeat the growth of faith in his Christian quot;patients,quot; each reader is... read more
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The brilliant and popular young (42) professor from Oxford, C S Lewis, wrote the Problem of Pain almost apologetically, at the suggestion of his publisher, just nine years after he had written his public renunciation of the outspoken atheism of his... read more
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This blog is to support the recently approved new group in the fan club category here at ChristianBlog for discussion of the writings and life of C S Lewis. I39;ve seen many highly favorable comments about Lewis scattered throughout our blogs here,... read more
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Can you identify with the times and sources of the greatest Joy in your life? I am not necessarily thinking of a single moment of most intense Joy or pleasure, although I don39;t intend to rule that out. I hope readers will share their experience in... read more
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As I sat resting after my 9am prayer, I began to wonder what had kept me from kneeling, and if God would have been happier with my prayer if I had kneeled. Also, I sometimes make a preparatory prayer first before 9, which I didn39;t do this day, and... read more
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Lord Jesus Christ, We celebrate Your resurrection to Eternal Life in Your Kingdom, and Your Promise to be with us Eternally, and to draw us to be with You. We praise You and thank You for Your Holy Spirit to call us, guide us, strengthen us, and... read more
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Lord Jesus Christ, We praise You and Thank You for the blessings You have given us and the suffering You bore to ransom us from sin. Guide us to love as great as Yours, filling us with Charity, Humility, and Compassion. Guide us to fortitude to do the... read more
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Lord God, Author of all wisdom, teach me how to do my work as a parent, as a spouse, a friend, a neighbor, and a Christian, according to Your Will. Enlighten my mind that I may understand what to tell my children and when it is necessary to give them... read more
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Heavenly Father, Help us to pray. Clear our minds of our earthly concerns and distractions. Help us to feel Your Presence around us and within us, deep within our souls. Help us to understand that we were created in Your Image, with Love, freedom,... read more
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Father in Heaven, You invite all who are burdened to come to You. Allow Your Healing Hand to heal me. Touch my soul with Your compassion for others. Touch my heart with Your courage and Infinite Love. Touch my mind with Your wisdom, that my mouth may... read more
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Most Christians seem to understand that when we are in prayer is usually when we come closest to communion with God. Of course, we know He can call us at anytime, and we can often sense Him in moments of silence, solitude, or meditation, especially in... read more
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Heavenly Father, Open my lips, that I might give praise and thanks to You. May my voice be still each day until I39;ve spoken thanks or praise to You. May I never think of me before I think of You, and may I never eat or drink before I39;ve given... read more
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Heavenly Father, We give You our deepest praise and thanks, for sending our Lord Jesus Christ as Redeemer and Savior. We ask that You help us remember, today and everyday, at the hour of three, our Lord39;s escape through death from His hours of... read more
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Lord Jesus Christ, we praise You, we thank You, we love You. You gave Yourself as Sacrifice in the most terrible of deaths for the Salvation of mankind. You gave Your life for us as a model of Love, Obedience, Fortitude, Discipline and of all... read more
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A Call to Daily Prayer I hope to encourage and help readers to experience more fully the wonder of Christian Love, Peace, Hope, Faith, and Joy that comes from God39;s Presence with us through prayer. I hope to encourage readers to follow the... read more
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Avoid the book A History of God. Someone has played a bad joke letting it be advertized on Christian Blog. The author is an avowed atheist, page xviii quot;God became too remote to be a reality.quot; The book is based on the author39;s opinion... read more
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Lord Jesus, We give You thanks and praise that You gave Your Life for us to free us from slavery to sin, to be our model of Righteousness, to teach us of God39;s New Covenant, to lead us to Purity and Holiness, and to show us the Way to Eternal... read more
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The Wonderful Promises of Jesus Christ During His short, threeyear earthly ministry our Lord made a series of wonderful promises to his disciples and the huge crowds that followed Him THE KINGDOM Surely it is no mere coincidence that His Kingdom... read more
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Taking Inventory of Our Faith The following checklist can be helpful both as a reminder and an evaluation of the key elements of our faith to assess our spiritual wellbeing or that of a relative, friend, or neighbor. Try a quick check on yourself,... read more
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The Fathers is a very enjoyable and highly readable summary of the lives and contributions of the first 10 saints designated Doctors of the Church, plus sixteen other important early Church fathers, including saints, bishops, priests and laymen. It is... read more
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The following list is a summary of the instructions that our Lord gave to His followers. I hope it will serve as a convenient reminder and useful reference to these important scripture verses. To remind myself of these instructions, I wrote the... read more
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LISTEN listen listen There is a voice of love calling in the wind, whispering even in the silence, calling your name, seeking to fill your heart with Love and Peace and Joy, with Goodness, Truth, and Hope. LISTEN It is the voice of God speaking... read more
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