"He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself." C.S. Lewis from The Weight of Glory

Ira and the imps – continued

Ira and the imps – continued

Now life in Ira Ricketts’ day demanded a certain nimbleness. There were always distractions, interests of various kinds to draw one’s attention to fill any self-gratifying desire. A good day’s work meant money for a nice meal out, a special purchase, enjoying a day of unfettered pleasure or some reason to impress the gang. Time, …

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Ira and the imps

Ira and the imps

Ira Ricketts was traveling to meet an important client one day and realized he forgot to turn the coffee maker off when he left the house. At this point, he was close to his destination and his realization meant if he turned the car around so he could check the coffee maker, he would be …

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Parallel lives

Parallel lives

Pushing away today’s occurring’s — each minute’s demand and every daily mini-intrusion needing my attention — I make room at day’s end to write. I sit at my computer with a thought I wish to share and coax it onto the page as experience and listening allow me. Quiet guards the house while I attempt …

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