As I looked down at our road map, I heard the squeal of tires as a large vehicle came rapidly to a stop next to us. I looked up to see a drab-green truck with a.
K en Girard, a Christian Science practitioner from Arlington, Massachusetts, was the guest on this live Sentinel question-and-answer event. For over 30 years Ken was a professional composer, pianist, and teacher of classical music, holding degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Christian Science Sentinel No foxes! by Fenella Bennetts “If something’s out of balance, or appearing to contaminate the purity and harmony of home—or anything in the orderliness of our lives —saying No Foxes! would be much like saying no to any disruptive elements. I would then be free to recognize the harmony and order of God’s spiritual creation.
“If you found God, and He gave you hope, would it be your secret?” sings British pop star Gary Barlow. I’ve often thought about that question.
The gang of teenagers who beat me up that early spring night wanted my purse. But the intensity of the kicking and the fierceness of the blows with the metal object spoke the desperation of their lives.
Keeping children constantly busy and occupied is a popular mode of parenting these days. Whether it’s to expand horizons, broaden a résumé, or simply keep kids out of trouble, many parents seem to be perpetually organizing, driving around, and volunteering to make sure activities run smoothly.
I began to learn of Jesus’ teachings in Christian Science Sunday School. I learned that I could always turn to God, just as Jesus did, and that prayer is to be put to practical use in our everyday lives.
When my brother and I were very young children, our mother did not own a car, so we all (along with my grandmother) took the streetcar to get to church and Sunday School. Our favorite cousins, who were not Christian Scientists, lived in the same area we did.