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Gambling or God’s law of goodness?

I’ve been struck by how appealing commercials for gambling at resort casinos can sound. Behind the glitter, of course, are many sad stories about the effects of gambling and the basic misconception that it can provide satisfaction or lasting reward.

Corporeal sense, or error, may seem to hide Truth, health, harmony, and Science, as the mist obscures the sun or the mountain; but Science, the sunshine of Truth, will melt away the shadow and reveal the celestial peaks. —Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.


“I can’t wait to go college,” my friend told me. “Then I can do whatever  I want.

A family trip and a special psalm

Our neighbors across the street were avid and enthusiastic snow-skiers, and they were eager for our family to learn since our sons were in school together. One holiday weekend, after taking a trip with just the adults, we all planned a ski trip with our children and also another family from school.

Remember the ‘rest step’

One of the recreational activities I have enjoyed over the years is mountain climbing—the hiking kind, not the rock-scaling kind. I love it for the beautiful views from up high and for the focused experience of working toward a goal by moving steadily upward in one direction.

‘This is the way …’

I resisted acquiring satellite-navigation (sat-nav) equipment for my car as long as I could. As a geography graduate, I had a good sense of direction and enjoyed the challenge and stimulus of navigating my own way to places I needed to go.

Never trapped by temptation

Many years ago, when my children were young, I met a man I enjoyed associating with in my profession. He asked me if I would like to assist him in doing exhibits at trade shows, and I enthusiastically accepted.

On the web

The Christian Science Journal God doesn’t leave us hanging! by Susanne Van Eyl “I realized that I had dominion over the situation because God had bestowed dominion on me. Nothing and no one could take away this dominion.

The thank you dance

Did you hear the story of the young humpback whale that got entangled in some  fishing nets? Some people in a small boat found the whale and worked hard, using only a small knife to cut the nets and free it. When they finally succeeded, the whale “danced” for them in the ocean, breaching and fin-slapping for over an hour.

We Gather Together

We’re pleased to share this hymn of gratitude, as we continue our preview of some of the hymns that will be included in the next  Christian Science Hymnal Supplement .  While we’ve included the melody line here, you can download the full keyboard score, hear an audio recording, and learn about the author and composer at jsh.