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A lesson from the canal locks

Did you ever watch the locks of a canal operate? One time I visited some locks along the great St. Lawrence Seaway in Canada.

God was telling me the way

Alex says … Here’s a healing from a cruise with my family. One night, my dad took my two brothers, my sister, and me to the arcade.

Deepening my understanding

While I grew up in Christian Science, my fire of desire to learn more about it really began to burn in high school. I can recall speedily completing my work in one particular class so I could spend the duration of the period reading the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

And the Lord shall guide thee

And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought … and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.   — Isaiah 58:11.

Some thoughts on terrorism

In recent statements, a number of senior United States intelligence and national security officials have voiced an unusual degree of pessimism regarding prospects for reversing the spread of global terrorism. Among other things, they point to the rise of ISIS, the so-called Islamic State carved out of Iraq and Syria; the recent collapse of a friendly government in Yemen that was striving to contain Al Qaeda; and, more generally, the environment created by the failed promise of the “Arab Spring.

Appraising what’s valuable

My wife and I went to a local jewelry store with a small bag of items we wanted appraised—a locket watch, a few rings, a necklace or two, and a small garment clasp some friends had given us for one of our very young children. The jeweler returned from the back of the store with news that surprised us.

Truth that never fails

Years ago, my Uncle Frank talked about his time of service as an aviator at the Thule Air Base in Greenland. He spoke of the “pea-soup” fog that permeated the area during many days.

From grief to peace after tragedy

The recent airline disaster in the French Alps has caused many in the world to seek prayerful comfort and healing solutions in the spirit of Christly compassion, support, and brotherhood. Years ago, after a similar incident affected me personally, I needed to prayerfully work through and rise above the full gamut of emotions involved with such a tragedy.

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel—Audio Podcast Under God’s government by Dee Oats One day while walking her dog, Dee fainted. Very quickly she discovered the God she always relied on was there to support and heal her.

No one is overlooked by God

God’s children are always known to Him and included in His goodness.