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Encouraging the patient to help himself

The man at the pool of Bethesda had been waiting for his healing for thirty-eight years. Questioned by Jesus, he responded pathetically, “Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.

Clear thought, clear skin

For a while, I had warts. They were mostly on one leg and foot.

An indescribable peace and joy

I have wanted to know more about God and my relationship to Him for as long as I can remember. When I found out there was a class I could take that would further my study about God and my ability to bless others through healing—Primary class instruction in Christian Science—I dearly wanted to take it as soon as possible.

Come to thy bowers, sweet spring

Come to thy bowers, sweet spring,    And paint the gray, stark trees, The bud, the leaf and wing—    Bring with thee brush and breeze. —Mary Baker Eddy, Poems, p.

Overcoming identity theft

While I was on vacation, funds in my checking account were stolen. I was left with a balance of seven dollars and some change.

Coast to coast with divine Love

In The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany , our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, says: “Beloved Christian Scientists, keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them. It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full.

Serving God: caring for others in need

The lives of Christian Scientists have proved over and over again that turning to God for His care and guidance is practical and reliable. It’s wonderful to experience this care—to have, right at hand, the preventive and curative power of God, who is “our Father and our Mother, our Minister and the great Physician: …” (Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p.

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel Snowbound, yet nourished by Love by Kim Shippey “We were filled with the ageless reassurance within the Lord’s Prayer that God supplies all our needs and lovingly shepherds us through all of life’s challenges. ” for more, visit: sentinel.

The healing power of hymns

All my life I have gained comfort and inspiration from music, especially the hymns from church services. When I wake up, a line from a hymn is often my first conscious thought.

Globalization—its significance for all

According to a recent Monitor’s View, “Post-crisis, the world reconnects its dots,” indicators of globalization are rebounding since the economic crisis in 2008. The world is getting a bit smaller, with some increasing flow of goods, ser­vices, and ideas across borders.