Living in Joy No Matter What

No matter what our circumstances are, when our eyes are fixed on our Lord, we can live in joy. This is the normal Christian life, not for a few select saints. Jesus expects Christians to walk on water with Him, daily, no matter how much we would rather sink into hopelessness beneath the storms which threaten…… Continue reading Living in Joy No Matter What

The Normal Christian Life

For me, the worst possible fate would be to die, come into the Light of Christ and to realize too late I had wasted my life playing games and wearing masks. I want, no,  I need, to live in reality. Tears spring to my eyes and a deep yearning stabs my heart to discover and live…… Continue reading The Normal Christian Life


Ah, we love to make fun of those in love, the young and the naive who view the world through rose-colored glasses.  But what about the rest of us, those of us who wear dung-colored glasses? We should chuckle just as loudly when we realize this tendency to see darkly. When I am miserable, nothing,…… Continue reading DUNG-COLOURED GLASSES

Joy in Pain

C.S. Lewis’s insights into the nature of pain and joy are the same as what I have discovered to be true, only he says it so much better! I have written about the Catholic tendency to focus on suffering, labelling this faulty spirituality as the ‘False Martyr Complex”. It is a matter of  Christians ” Playing…… Continue reading Joy in Pain

7QT Fridays:Homemaking is the ultimate career?

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 225) 7 brilliant quotes from c.s. lewis that remind us of the importance of the mundane, day-to-day lives we live in Christ. I had wanted to be a nun or a missionary in university and when God plunked a fellow in front of me and said, “This is the man…… Continue reading 7QT Fridays:Homemaking is the ultimate career?

Perception is Everything

Credit: heaven on earth There is a scene at the end of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia that has stayed with me for decades. The enemies of Aslan, who is a Christ figure, have imprisoned the children, a few animals, Prince Caspian, as well as disgruntled dwarfs in a shed that is dank and…… Continue reading Perception is Everything