Giving thanks for C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis

Besides Thanksgiving, November 22 this year marks the 49th anniversary of C.S. Lewis' death.I read a newspaper obituary about Lewis that my grandmother kept. She preserved the entire paper. The event was buried in the back--barely two column inches if memory serves. The rest of paper, or at least the majority of it, was dedicated to reporting the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Both men died the same day. Coincidentally, both men answered to Jack.Though popular, this British author … [Read more...]

Love and bear it

Love and bear it

To grin and bear something means to tolerate it, put on a happy face and ride out the discomfort. After all, it'll be over soon enough. That's a perfectly practical way to deal with half the difficulties in life. But what if you could manage to respond with love instead of mere tolerance or reluctant acquiescence? What areas of life might improve with the switch -- work, family, everything maybe? … [Read more...]

How to wreck your life

How to wreck your life

If you’re looking to get off on the wrong foot this week, start with ingratitude. It’s easy, really. Everything we have is a gift from God. The trick to ingratitude is to be unthankful for it. The job, the spouse, the bills, the house, the kids, the coworkers, the car—all you have to do is grumble and complain about them.If you’re new to this little trick, don’t overdo it. Start with little gripes about small disturbances. But if you’re well practiced, you might as well jump into one of the m … [Read more...]


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