Tongue Tied

I have been in a real creative slump lately. I haven’t been able to put together posts for the blog the way I’d like to, and it’s really starting to get annoying. I feel like it’s been a year since I’ve felt able to express myself well “on paper.” It even encompasses comments on my friends and family’s blogs, so don’t take it personally if I seem to have disappeared. I’m still reading, just not commenting. I’m determined to pick myself up and keep trying. So, you may need to endure a lot of pictures with captions, and quotes from other people until I get my groove back.

I have a little book, “What Christians Believe” by C.S. Lewis that I’ve read through. I’ve always known CS Lewis was an admired writer and thinker, but never read much from him except for the Narnia stories. I really felt truth in his words. Here’s one of the quotes from the book that I enjoyed:

“… God designed the human machine to run on himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended-civilisations are built up-excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin… It seems to start up all right and runs a few yards, and then it breaks down. They are trying to run it on the wrong juice. That is what Satan has done to us humans.”


  1. Korby
    Jun 2, 2010

    I love pictures, captions, and quotes. I feel the same sometimes too.

  2. nana
    Jun 14, 2010

    That is an awesome quote I may need to steal it for an article. Matt really loves Lewis and this is why. I think I will read him again myself.