Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

The Child’s Photo Album That Lasts Forever

[Updated from the archives.] *** Frans Hofmeester loves his daughter Lotte. There’s nothing unusual about that. But how he showed that love is out of the ordinary: he took pictures of his daughter from birth to age 14 and then … Continue reading

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The Church Is Not The Borg Collective

[Updated from the archives. The original version ran as a guest post at Aimee Byrd’s Housewife Theologian.]  ***             Aimee  Byrd posted an article about sisters and noted: “I always say that us sisters really help prepare our brothers for marriage … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis on Food & Jesus

How can I not love a quote where C.S. Lewis talks about two of my favorite topics: food and Jesus. “A man can eat his dinner without understanding exactly how food nourishes him. A man can accept what Christ has … Continue reading

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I Wished For A Dragon

My fourth grade class took a field trip into Chinatown. Our guide was well-suited for a bunch of nine year olds, starting off by telling us to keep our eyes peeled for a dragon. Not any old dragon, of course. … Continue reading

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Caffeinated Reading – as explained by C.S. Lewis

Words to live by. And read by. You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis on Flippancy – a dangerous dalliance

A friend once told me that puns were the lowest form of humor. It was just after I’d told him one. I think he’s wrong, and apparently I’m right because C.S. Lewis has identified the worst of humor –  or … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books of the Last 50 Years!

[From the archives.] *** Have you seen this graph? What a great way to depict the most-read books of the last 50 years. I was expecting to see the Bible at number one, but look at that margin! And I … Continue reading

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Childlike When Alone – a quote from a secluded wood

In That Hideous Strength the narrator recalls a walk he took through a secluded wood: I was quite alone; and it felt more like the loneliness of a very large room in a deserted house than like the ordinary solitude … Continue reading

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Incomparable Joy – a quote from another world

In Perelandra, C.S. Lewis writes of what joy is like in a world that knows no sin: Every joy is beyond all others. The fruit we are eating is always the best fruit of all. This is what I expect … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis on Expectations

Every day in a life fills the whole life with expectation. C.S. Lewis Out of the Silent Planet How does your day-to-day life reveal your hopes? ***

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