Far Too Long and a C.S. Lewis quote

Well, it has been far too long since my last blog post. I would be amazed if anyone is actually still keeping up with this thing! Life is good. Mark is on spring break this week, which has been fun. Tuesday morning we had another appointment with the midwife, and baby seems to be doing great. 🙂 We got to hear the heartbeat for the second time, which is always a thrill. As the baby grows, the heartbeat gets much stronger and easier to hear. I continue to be amazed by the wonder of how human life begins! I’m also starting to really feel where the baby is – and (I’m pretty sure!) am even feeling the baby once in awhile, just a little bit. It’s kind of weird!! Anyway, Mark & I are both looking forward to May 11 — the day of our ultrasound and the day we’ll find out (or at least get a good guess :)) if we’ve got a baby boy or girl on our hands! (no wagering, please! :)). I think it will all seem more “real” by then…

On a completely different note, I’ve been keeping up with the daily readings in my “Year with C.S. Lewis” book. Yesterday’s entry struck me, so I thought I’d share a piece of it. (note: it is taken from the book “The Screwtape Letters” – which is a collection of fictional letters written from a “Sr. Demon” to his nephew/protege, advising him on how best to keep his human subjects from God. To put it simply – bear in mind as you read that it’s written from the perspective of the devil — so “the Enemy” is actually referring to God, etc. :)). Here it is:

“The Christians describe the Enemy as one ‘without whom Nothing is strong’. And Nothing is very strong: strong enough to steal away a man’s best years not in sweet sins but in a dreary flickering of the mind over it knows not what and it knows not why, in the gratification of curiosities so feeble that the man is only half aware of them, in drumming of fingers and kicking of heels, in whistling tunes that he does not like, or in the long, dim labyrinth of reveries that have not even lust or ambition to give them a relish, but which, once chance association has started them, the creature is too weak and fuddled to shake off….It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick.”


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