“If you found God, and He gave you hope, would it be your secret?” sings British pop star Gary Barlow. I’ve often thought about that question.
The gang of teenagers who beat me up that early spring night wanted my purse. But the intensity of the kicking and the fierceness of the blows with the metal object spoke the desperation of their lives.
Keeping children constantly busy and occupied is a popular mode of parenting these days. Whether it’s to expand horizons, broaden a résumé, or simply keep kids out of trouble, many parents seem to be perpetually organizing, driving around, and volunteering to make sure activities run smoothly.
I began to learn of Jesus’ teachings in Christian Science Sunday School. I learned that I could always turn to God, just as Jesus did, and that prayer is to be put to practical use in our everyday lives.
When my brother and I were very young children, our mother did not own a car, so we all (along with my grandmother) took the streetcar to get to church and Sunday School. Our favorite cousins, who were not Christian Scientists, lived in the same area we did.
J ill Gooding, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher who lives in Ripley, Surrey, England, was the guest for this live chat on JSH-Online. com.
The Christian Science Journal Individualizing infinite power by Patricia Hardee “There are no words to describe the peace and power to be felt when keeping human consciousness in constant relation with the divine. I am grateful to know there is no need that cannot be met by consciously translating human activity into its divine reality.