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Pain is Not Un-Christian

Image via Wikipedia One of my favourite authors is C.S. Lewis. I love his Narnia series, and I have read them out loud about five times now: once to my cousins when they were young; once as a camp counsellor; and three times to my children. I also challenged myself a...

When Life Really Stinks, What Do You Yell at God?

I don’t think it’s wrong to yell at God. After all, most of the Psalms are just David yelling at God. I think we read them wrong. We tend to read them in a pretty reading voice like this: “O God, where are you? I am surrounded by enemies and pressed...

Song of Solomon Thoughts

I wrote in the post immediately below my thoughts about Islam and polygamy. I won’t go over them here. But I do want to touch on Solomon for a minute. I speak at marriage conferences throughout North America (if your church is interested in booking one, let me...

Who's Your Mother?

I just opened a really creepy piece of mail. My utility company sent it to me, and the front cover says, “When’s the last time you showed your mother you love her?”. Then you open it up and all these weird pictures of women holding the earth are in...

Holding My Son After Death

I’m partway through Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis in the Spring Reading Thing challenge, and it’s like entering another world. He just writes so beautifully. I wish I could express things like that. It’s almost like standing and staring at a Monet...

Spring Reading 2008!

Callapidder Days is challenging us to get reading! That’s not really a stretch for me. I read all the time. So I thought to myself, what have I always wanted to read but never have? And the answer came to me. C.S. Lewis. Oh, I’ve read the Narnia series, of...