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Absalom in the Reading Room?

“ Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!” grumbles King David’s son Absalom. With ambition growing unchecked in his thought, he positions himself at the gate of the city and steals “the hearts of the men of Israel” ( II Samuel 15:4, 6 ).

No 'series of unfortunate events'

Many avid readers are aware that A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of youth novels by a writer with the pen name of Lemony Snicket. (A movie by the same name was made a few years ago, too.

Our most important job

A recent news report showed a picture of a well-known CEO leaving a major company, stating that he “resigned to pursue other opportunities. ” Sometimes these articles say, “She left to spend more time with her family” or “He left for personal reasons.

Can a 'miracle' really occur?

Miracle . That which is divinely natural, but must be learned humanly; a phenomenon of Science.

On the Web

Christian Science Sentinel God is taking care of us by Lynne Darnell “In this situation, as in past ones, God was in charge of the outcome, not me, not potential landlords, not the want ads in the local paper, not my personal opinions about how things should turn out. ”  for more, visit: sentinel.

Your purpose can't be thwarted!

A message in the window of a small Christian Science Reading Room changed his life.

From fear to freedom

I couldn’t fall asleep. The next day I would move into my college dorm, and I felt overcome by a fear of the unknown.

The door of blessings opened

Skimming through a local newspaper one day in 2006, I noticed a feature about a Christian Science lecturer who had recently spoken in our area. Deeply depressed at the time because of my daughter’s illness, I read that article as a drowning man catches at a straw.

" a mirror shows us"

… as a mirror shows us A likeness clear and bright, So God forever sees His child Revealed in radiant light.   —From the Danish of B.

What I learned about true balance

I confidently stepped onto the highest balance beam, four or five feet above the forest floor. My husband and I were early that morning for our class in the ropes course that was rigged 40 feet up into the trees.