c.s. lewis

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Awe: an overwhelming feeling produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like. When was the last time you felt awe? If it’s been a while, slow down and open your eyes to what (and who) is around you. What was your response to being awed? Were you overcome – or maybe paralyzed – by fear? Awe is a beautiful, powerful, overwhelming experience that … Continue reading


Does anyone remember the TV show GUTS on Nickelodeon?  There was the wave pool.  The red, blue, and purple contestants ‘spilling their guts.’  The aggro crag.  It only ran from 1992-95 so while I’m not exactly sure who reads this blog, chances are good that you never saw an episode.  Don’t worry, though, because I’m … Continue reading

Experience Not Freedom

From 10Am to 11PM on Saturday a group of friends and I watched all three Lord of the Rings movies (the extended versions).  We ate all the hobbit meals: second breakfast, elevensies, afternoon tea, supper, etc.  It was one of those days you always talk about doing, but never actually do it.  Well, we did, … Continue reading

Experience Freedom.

I got an email from my good friend Shalyn last week that said: “AMAZING. Please write a blog post about it. People are incredible. Gosh 120 years ago we couldn’t fly. Now we base jump.”  And then there was a link to this video, As the maid of honor in her wedding this summer, I’m … Continue reading

The ancient Persians debated everything twice.

I know this is the opposite of what is often said about the necessity of keeping all emotion out of our intellectual processes –“you can’t think straight unless you are cool.” But then neither can you think deep if you are.  I suppose one must try every problem in both states.  You remember that the … Continue reading

Inner Space

Last week at the Young Life All-Staff Celebration I learned that pastoral leaders: Experience emotion more deeply than others Offer a defensive, superlative self (a.k.a. they need to be liked) Carry a depressive trait (twice the national average) Know shame intimately Like to have their own thoughts, do their own thing, and go their own … Continue reading

Timing is the Father’s business.

  “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.” -Acts 1:7 “You don’t get to know the time.  Timing is the Father’s business.” (The Message) Throughout the bible Jesus makes it real clear that we are not to concern ourselves with the “when” question.  Don’t quote me … Continue reading

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