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'Mental purgation must go on'

Mental purgation must go on: it promotes spiritual growth, scales the mountain of human endeavor, and gains the summit in Science that otherwise could not be reached,—where the struggle with sin is forever done. —Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p.

Far from home, but close to God

I am in my last year of high school and I live in Nicaragua. Last year, during school vacation, I had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland to visit my cousin and her husband, who have two small children.

A natural dependence on God

Although I felt that my parents loved me and my four siblings, our household did not always seem loving. My father was quite critical and quick to anger, and my mother seemed weary and burdened.

God’s gracious preparation

Human existence isn’t always easy. It’s a fact that Mary Baker Eddy was well aware of.

All creatures cared for by God

My daughter expressed concern the other day about what the future might hold for some animals we had seen. The first was a dog that was patiently waiting with his master, an unkempt hitchhiker, on the side of the highway.

The safe harbor of Love for travelers

This past fall, my husband and I were going to be traveling for a long weekend to spend time with my four siblings and some of their families, returning home on September 11. It came to me to pray about a general sense of nervousness about flying on 9/11.

When faced with anger, choose to love

As I watched a TV program laced with anger over government policies and positions of elected officials, I started to feel angry. My insides tightened, and I became critical and gloomy about my country’s future.

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel—Audio Podcast How does Christ save us? by Madora Kibbe Madora responds to several questions on the topic of “How does Christ save us?” She explains how each one of us can understand our true Christly nature and how this brings good both to ourselves and to the world. for more, visit:  sentinel.

Would I ever see my dog again?

When his dog vanished and he couldn’t find her, this teen turned to prayer and heard a surprising message.

Some thoughts on aging

Several times a week I play tennis with a woman who by her own admission is 86. On a regular basis she beats the rest of us including those half her age.