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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust When was the last time you discovered something new? When was the last time you lost yourself in a good book that took you on a journey of exploration, in which you dreaded coming to the final words, The End!? I, (Lisa), love a good book accompanied by a cup of coffee, which ends up being more like a hot milk shake the way I make it! To be honest, I am usually reading several books at the same time because I crave the challenge, intrigue, and discovery of distant lands, interesting people, and new concepts. Authors become mentors, and books become friends. And when it comes to authors and books, the name of C.S. Lewis is unrivaled! We have a rare treat on Girlfriendit Radio this week with our two dynamic guests: You won’t want to miss our interview with Colin Duriez, who is a highly respected and renowned author and lecturer on both C.S. Lewis and J.R. Tolkien. In The A–Z of C.S. Lewis: An Encyclopedia of His Life, Thought and Writings, Colin provides a comprehensive introduction to Lewis’ life, family, friends, career, marriage and writings, as well as an inside look into the worlds he created, the creatures he imagined, and the studies he delighted in. Lean in to our time with Tammy Smith, Children’s Director at Impact Community Church in Sacramento, CA, and a leader with the ministry of Bloom, an incredible network for church planter's spouses. A few of our favorite quotes from C.S. Lewis:
We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably. BTW – Here’s a recent discovery: The App, Red Stamp! Great for sending fun messages, notes, cards. Best part: It’s free!
- Why do I want this?
- Are my motives pure?
- Are my expectations realistic?
- How will this affect others?
- Will I have regrets if I do or don’t do whatever it is?
- Will God be blessed?
- No two families are alike. Quit comparing.
- Offer grace – to yourself and to your kids.
- Let it go . . . the guilt, the high expectations, the unnecessary pressure to do more.
- There is no perfect parent, so stop trying to be one. You will make mistakes – learn and move forward.
- Be a friend (have fun) but don’t forget to be the parent (draw the line).
- Enjoy the journey and your kids . . . and lean on God. He fills in a lot of gaps!!