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This is Christmas!

It was Christmas Eve, and I was on a flight headed north to visit my brother and his family. It was a crowded flight, and I was in the back of the plane in a window seat sitting next to a sweet, non-English speaking couple.

The whole picture

This past summer I was a counselor-in-training (CIT) at a summer camp for Christian Scientists. The summer was filled with new experiences, revelations, and lots of new chances to demonstrate Christian Science.

Praying with precision

Though I had been looking forward to Christian Science Primary class instruction, I hadn’t known just how wonderful it would be. It’s hard to put such a remarkable and healing experience into words.

Building respect

T he Christian Science Monitor played a pivotal role in deepening my relationship with a relative who had a negative view of Christian Science.   One time this family member visited us for a month.

We must look where we would walk

We must look where we would walk, and we must act as possessing all power from Him in whom we have our being. —Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.

Walking through the valley

How trustingly the Psalmist said, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil” ( Psalms 23:4 ). Wouldn’t everyone long to walk through the “valley” of any difficulty without fear, and to emerge with a greater understanding of God, divine Love, than before? My mother had a meaningful experience praying with this psalm some years ago.

Shepherding through tests

For a Christian Scientist, it’s natural to turn to prayer for help in any situation. So when my children reached school age, it wasn’t long before I found myself praying about various aspects of school, and often about the standardized tests they took almost yearly.

Living the Bible’s message of hope

The word expectation is related to the lively concept of hope. Not just wishful thinking, or even hesitant optimism, but the kind of hope Jesus’ disciple Peter speaks of: “Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you” ( I Peter 3:15 ).

On the web

The Christian Science Journal Mastering the fear of aging by Jack Kavanagh “In the real Science of our being we are not aging mortals, threatened by matter, but spiritual ideas, unrestricted in expressing the eternal action of divine Mind. The nature of God, our divine Parent, is to maintain our perfection.

Christly compassion in healing

When we express Christly compassion, we subdue fear and open the door for healing.