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'Make our planting timely, true'

Make our planting timely, true,    Governed by a power benign; Nourish by a heavenly dew    All the branches and the vine.   —Maria Louise Baum, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

A healing response to symptoms

When cats or dogs are hungry, they often act especially friendly to their owners. They snuggle around our legs to get our attention.

Note: For many years the Pew Research Center has surveyed Americans’ religious affiliations, beliefs, and practices. In surveys where participants are asked which denomination they identify with, those who indicate they are unaffiliated, or who identify themselves as atheists or agnostics, are tabulated in the “none” category.

Don’t take the bait!

Away at college in his freshman year, our son called in distress. He seemed overworked, stressed, and generally unhappy.

The greatest gift

One of the most important guidelines for me as a parent is the first line of the Lord’s Prayer—“Our Father which art in heaven” ( Matthew 6:9 )—for God is our true Parent, and we are all His children. In Genesis, the Bible tells us that God made each of us in His image and likeness, and that He saw His creation as completely good.

Take the burden out of work

Most of us spend a good portion of our daily lives working. And since our success and satisfaction in our various roles on the job, at home, in church, and in the community depend on how we view the work connected with those roles, it’s crucial to get the right sense of work.

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel—Audio Chat Replay Discussion of Annual Meeting and its theme—Church: ‘Healing and saving the world’* with The Christian Science Board of Directors In this chat, the Christian Science Board of Directors answered questions such as: What is the healing light of the world? Why is it important to pray so much? And, as members of the Board, can you share your own prayers for the world? The Board responded to these questions and more by turning to the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy for inspiration and guidance. * THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, IN BOSTON, MASS.

The ride of my life

At age 14, she faced a turning point in her life: sell her beloved horse. Christian Science came to her rescue in more ways than one.

Outward bound

When things started falling apart her freshman year, this college student needed a new, more spiritual perspective. Thanks to a surprise visitor, she found one—and it proved to be a turning point in her life.

'The wilderness and the solitary place shall be...'

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be  glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice,  and blossom as the rose. Isaiah 35:1.