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'But He whose Spirit searcheth deep...'

But He whose Spirit searcheth deep Hath sent His Word to all mankind, The Word that bids them find and keep The priceless treasures of His Mind. —Elizabeth C.

‘Go into your race with God’

I’ve been on a competitive swim team since the end of fifth grade. But still swimming has always been a growing experience for me—especially once I got to high school and my coach put me in the three hardest events: the 200 individual medley (eight lengths of the pool doing two lengths of each stroke), the 100 fly (four lengths of butterfly), and the 500 free (20 lengths of freestyle).

A Sentinel finds a seeker for Truth

Years ago, I found a Christian Science Sentinel in a beauty shop. I opened the magazine to an article about a young girl losing her locket, the family praying for its return, then finding the locket in a street gutter—and it cleaned up like new.

Stilling the storm

I live in a subtropical part of the United States that is prone to hurricanes and tornadoes. One morning I felt impelled to deeply ponder and study this passage from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “There is no vapid fury of mortal mind—expressed in earthquake, wind, wave, lightning, fire, bestial ferocity—and this so-called mind is self-destroyed” ( p.

Silence the inner cynic

Jesus’ disciples must have been surprised. They had tried to shield him from some small children—but he rebuked them! “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not,” he said, “for of such is the kingdom of God” ( Mark 10:14 ).

Life’s unlimited provision for us

I was in the middle of a search for a new home in a major city, and I was discouraged. I had been looking for a couple of months at apartments on Craigslist and was being shown apartments by several real estate agents, none of whom seemed to try to understand my preferences and needs.

The peaceful eddies within a loud river

When one is sitting by a boisterous river, it may be difficult to detect the deep, quiet lessons that may lie just below the surface. There does not seem to be anything peaceful about a loud, rapidly flowing river.

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel—Audio Podcast How can prayer heal issues related to generational poverty? by Martha Moffett This podcast tackles the intertwined issues of poverty and violence, including how we can get to the root of the problem and bring about practical, healing results. for more, visit:  sentinel.

When it feels like the end of the world

Those end-of-the-world moments may leave us feeling like there’s no way out of the darkness. But there is, and whether we know it or not, we’re already being rescued.

Facing down test fears

Faced with an “impossible” test question, this author turned to this spiritual fact: that man is “the compound idea of God, including all right ideas.” What happened next didn’t just help him with that exam, but with the tests he had to take going forward, too.