Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

It happened–first C. S. Lewis Book Club meeting. We stepped into Jack Lewis’ life as heartbroken son, withdrawn schoolboy, presumptuous intellectual, humbled believer. Our club was a success! Encouragement, challenge, introspection, light! Just like I...

The Supreme Hoax

Nobody wants to be tricked. A practical joke might bring a laugh and good-natured retaliation, but a real trick–a well-planned deception–leaves us scarred emotionally. Depending on the deception, feelings of humiliation, betrayal, anger, embarrassment, and...

Greed and Contentment

At the end of one year and the beginning of another, I am poignantly aware of two contrasting qualities playing tug-of-war within my spirit. I long to be content, and yet I long for more of everything. I strive to convince myself that acquiring more (even the good...

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