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A sure basis for forgiveness

The Monitor’ s editorial “ How debt mercy helps drive US recovery ” (CSMonitor. com, January 6, 2015) is an encouraging comment on the power of forgiveness to promote the well-being of individuals and society as a whole.

Hello, good thoughts! Goodbye, bad thoughts!

When I was a little kid, I sometimes had nightmares so scary that I’d wake up in the middle of the night. When this happened, I’d think back to some helpful things I was learning in Sunday School.

A depth of joy I’d never felt before

There was a period years ago when outwardly it seemed that I was completely happy. However, underneath I felt an underlying concern that I did not “know” enough or have enough spiritual understanding to address my children’s health completely through a reliance on scientific prayer.

We should strive to reach the Horeb height

 We should strive to reach the Horeb height where God is revealed; and the corner-stone           of all spiritual building is purity. —Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.

The choice to love

Years ago, I received an angry email from an acquaintance who was furious with me for some actions I had taken. He assaulted my character, slandered my record, attacked my religion, and threatened to exact ugly revenge if I didn’t retract my decision and obey his demands.

Prayer, not place, brings peace

Growing up right next to a lake, I loved taking my family’s rowboat out on summer mornings. One day years ago, I rowed out to a big island in the middle of the lake.

A spiritual foundation for motherhood

I’ve found that being a parent is an incredible spiritual journey. From cherishing the new member of the family before the arrival, to holding the baby for the first time, to watching the infant’s individuality shine as he grows—the sense of expectancy and joy is nearly indescribable.

What thoughts are we entertaining?

Many of us enjoy being hospitable. But to be a good host or hostess, first of all, requires an effort to carefully consider whom we are inviting into our home.

On the web

  Christian Science Sentinel Freedom from fear of volunteering in prison by Marsha Pecaut “Spiritual liberty is a God-given right for all, including both inmates and chaplains—and guards, too. Praying to recognize and protect this right frees us from fear, willfulness, and complacency.

Healing of a grudge—possible through prayer

Recognizing God’s love and care for all His children melts conflict.