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'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.

The divine comfort that heals addiction

Like many others, I’ve needed to comfort those in my community who have lost loved ones from a drug overdose. I am moved to express kind words and offer a strong arm to lean on.

Endgame for an opiate epidemic

Two years ago, Gov. Peter Shumlin of Vermont shocked many by devoting his entire annual message to what he called “a full-blown … crisis” in opiate addiction in his small New England state.

At home with Love

Life was going really well. Great in fact! After moving house two years before, I was in a whirlwind of activity: studying hard for exams and regularly participating in equestrian competitions.

An attitude adjustment

Several years ago, I was struggling with intermittent allergic reactions around my eyes. They appeared at random times, and I soon realized I was making a mental list of things that could have “caused” the reaction, such as what I’d eaten, or the new eye makeup I’d purchased.

Spiritual expectancy and the Word

When one is seeking spiritual direction in life, a helpful practice can be, first, to pray, which opens thought to new ideas and acknowledges the certainty of God’s guidance, and then, to open the Bible and read whatever our eyes land on. This may seem impractical when looking for serious answers, but this practice includes far more than just reading the words on the page.

The importance of humility in our relationships

The relationship between mothers and daughters-in-law can be a very common topic of conversation whenever a group of women gathers. It’s an ancient subject that keeps coming up.

Shielded from a violent fight

Many years ago I lived in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a busy and vibrant section of New York City. One day in the early afternoon I was walking to a bus stop when I saw my landlord heading toward me.

Staying out of the political pit

The United States is in the midst of an election season, and many are frustrated at the gulf there seems to be between and within the two major parties. They’re also frustrated at the media coverage, and, at times, a lack of what appear to be real answers to problems facing this country.

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel—Audio Chat Replay Courage and spiritual strength with Brian Talcott Brian responded to a variety of questions, such as: How can I gain spiritual courage and strength to address a physical problem? I have faced a major setback at work and am facing challenges on many fronts; how can I find any more courage? How can we stand up for ourselves, while at the same time maintaining our humility and acting with love and kindness toward others? for more, visit:  sentinel. christianscience.