This author saw exam stress fade as she upgraded her prayers about test-taking.
Sometimes the extreme needs of people in war-torn or devastated areas bring forth unique solutions and amazing kindnesses. Some wonderful examples are in the editorial on the facing page.
Syria’s war continues to drive civilians into exile. The diplomatic uncertainties about peace are high.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? … Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Most of us will never face a violent crowd, intent on pummeling us with rocks. Not the way Paul did, at least.
When my older brother got back from a three-month survival course in the wilds of Tanzania, he had some stories to tell. Some really crazy stories.
Recently, reading a sign on a message board that said, “Your life matters—God has a plan,” brought me a sense of great joy and gratitude for the healing and remarkable growth that have come to my thought and life through the study and practice of Christian Science. I’ve found that if we’re questioning our worth or purpose, the Bible offers great encouragement from the records of individuals such as Abraham, Moses, and David.
During my early days of studying Christian Science, I resisted referring to myself as a Christian Scientist because the word Scientist kept ringing bells. I thought practicing Christian Science had to do with academic prowess.
Most of us would agree that the sight of new-fallen snow is something to behold. The pristine and fresh nature of it—white and beautiful, covering everything with a blanket of clean brightness—inspires.
It was just a scrap of conversation, overheard as I walked to work one day. But it jump-started a train of thought that took me right to a healing truth in the Bible.