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'A glorious day is dawning...'

A glorious day is dawning,    And o’er the waking earth The heralds of the morning    Are springing into birth. In dark and hidden places    There shines the blessed light; The beam of Truth displaces    The darkness of the night.

Take another look

One morning, as the school day began, a new girl slipped into our classroom. Her name was Rosie, and she was tall, with olive skin and gray eyes.

Fact or fable, you can find out

How is it possible to know if something is a fact or fable? We know that if something is a fact, it can be proved, such as the aerodynamics of airplane flight. If something is a fable, it’s a story not founded on facts, such as that man will never fly because flying machines are heavier than air.

United by Spirit, guided by Love

I once half-jokingly said that if I were to run for President of the United States, one of my parents would not vote for me! My parents have two vastly different political perspectives and often vote for opposite parties in elections. Despite these differences, however, they share common values that bind them together as a team.

Dwelling in God’s presence

The Psalmist tells us that God is man’s continuous home because we live in God. In Psalm 91 we read these comforting words: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” ( verse 1 ).

Our worth never depreciates

Have you ever felt that others were determining your value and worth to society based on your age? Many have probably felt that way at one time or another, but I recently read about a woman who has so clearly proved that her talent has nothing to do with her years. Cuban-American abstract artist, Carmen Herrera, who had been painting for more than six decades, sold her first painting at the age of 89.

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel—Audio Podcast Grateful for joy and freedom by Ellen Austin Ellen was experiencing pain during her morning walks, so she turned to God for help. Here she tells what happened.

Under pressure

We might think of peer pressure as something obvious—like the push to drink at a party. But often, peer pressure doesn’t even feel like pressure. In this article, the author shares how she learned to be alert to the subtle pull of peer pressure and how to pray about it effectively.

The timeless basis for cooperation

Most of us have probably engaged in a mental squabble with someone, if not a verbal one, over what turned out to be of little consequence. When an issue of much greater significance arises, what seemed so important can quickly fade into insignificance.

The impressive rise in global teamwork

In just the past year, the world community has signed a climate-change pact, made advances in curbing nuclear weapons, moved closer toward mega-regional trade deals, and set goals to end poverty based on previous progress. And it has improved its governance of cyberspace and the global financial system.