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God’s voice brings joy and assurance

Many years ago, when my husband and I were expecting our second child, I prepared for the birth through prayer and often asked a Christian Science practitioner for treatment.   In particular I studied what Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on page 463 : “To attend properly the birth of the new child, or divine idea, you should so detach mortal thought from its material conceptions, that the birth will be natural and safe.

The joy of daily prayer

I was recently in an email conversation with someone who is digging deeper in her study of Christian Science and gaining fresh insights. She asked for some thoughts about how to pray for herself in preparation for each day.

Glorify God—a reliable basis for healing

As a follower of Christ Jesus, who glorified God in all that he taught and proved of God’s healing power, I love to let the glorification of God be my hallmark, motivation, and lens for prayer. This helps me remember that God’s work is complete and that it’s entirely good—the spiritual reality of existence right now.

Lighten up

My husband, Jon, and I recently hiked the West Coast Trail, a 75-kilometer [46. 6 miles] trail that spans a section of the western edge of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Disarming an enemy

Is kindness an evasive response to animosity? Is love a weak reply to hatred? Are self-abnegation and courage fruitless when one is under threat?  It’s pretty safe to say that Christ Jesus didn’t think so. He taught that kindness, love, setting aside one’s own interests in the interest of others, and courage are powerful and natural ways for us to respond to evil.

Let go of tatters

When my son was about eight, we bought him a souvenir T-shirt. He was growing fast, and we purchased one that was extra large.

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel—Audio Podcast Don’t be impressed with sickness by Nancy Challenger While in college, Nancy felt alone and inadequate. Then to top it off, she also got sick.

Finding my worth

Struggling with a lack of confidence, this author found inspiration and healing as she learned to pray for herself more effectively and understood more clearly that she was fully loved by God—at every moment.

A prayerful response to #StopSuicide

Many people have been using the #StopSuicide hashtag on social media to rally around national suicide prevention. My daughter’s English class also addressed this topic when the students analyzed Langston Hughes’s succinct poem, “Suicide’s Note”: “The calm, / Cool face of the river / Asked me for a kiss.

Two approaches to stopping suicide

A dad I know was pals with his grown son. They would chat on the phone almost every day.