Screwtape Letters #1

“The game is to have them all running about with fire extinguishers when there is a flood, and all crowding to that side of the boat which is already nearly under.” CS Lewis’ Screwtape Letters – (posts from a senior demon to a junior demon).

In times of intense stress, people tend to panic. The panicked brain cannot think or follow instruction – which often leads to spectacular acts of stupidity (not helpful during times of anxiety).

Jesus is no stranger to difficult times. When he says, “follow me’, he means he will take us through the “stuff of life”. No need for panic brain

Isaiah 43:2 –


Peace during Corona

Who thought 2020 would be like this?
The whole world is facing a “common enemy!”

How are you feeling about it?

A lot of people feel anxious. And that’s okay – a normal human response.
But I am so thankful that we have Jesus. We can put our trust in Him, no matter how rough the storm gets.

Hear this promise from Jesus’ mouth:

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27 –

This is genuine peace – grab it!



Turn your eyes upon Jesus

A classic hymn but contemporary with a beat: OLDIES ARE GOLDIES GUYS!

Life has still moments; moments of rest, change, craziness but within all of it, we can look to Him, to Jesus, for help, strength, comfort, grace, mercy, forgiveness, love, care, joy, and peace.

When we look at Jesus, as the song says, the things of the earth grow strangely dim – it fades, it becomes less intense and overwhelming. The light of Jesus shines so much brighter than anything we face!

And as we look into His wonderful face, He makes His face shine on us!

Read Numbers 6:24-26 here:


Peace Makers

Jesus once said “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9)

Essentially, there are two types of people:
Peacemakers or troublemakers.

Which are you?

This Proverb below shows what a troublemaker does:
Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife – Proverbs 26: 20 – 21

Maybe you need to think about the words you use? Maybe you need to stop talking about others?

How can you be kinder with your words and actions today?