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Praying for a humble heart

Justice was on my mind as I drove the half hour to the businessman’s office. My wife and I were looking for a reputable builder for a new home.

Temperance: What does it mean?

One day I was lamenting to a church friend about my weight, and she suggested that I work with the idea of temperance. I have to admit I had always associated temperance with drinking little or no alcohol and hadn’t considered it in relation to food and eating.

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Mental health and identity

One who suffers from mental confusion, memory failure, an inability to respond to simple orderliness—what to do and how to do it in the common routine of daily living—is being confronted with temporary lapses in his sense of identity. Depending on the circumstances, the effect is mental conflict as to one’s being, location, relationships, purpose, and motive.

When a psalm helped me …

I got to learn how to ride horses for the first time at a summer camp for Christian Scientists. I had never been around horses before, and I was nervous.

God opens the way

I was blessed to have grown up in a Christian Science Sunday School where some of my teachers were class taught. They brought with them a lot of understanding and love for Christian Science.

Blest Christmas morn

Blest Christmas morn, though murky clouds Pursue thy way, Thy light was born where storm enshrouds Nor dawn nor day! —Mary Baker Eddy, Poems, p. 29.

Receptive hearts—and the touch of the Christ

As I began to study the Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly for one particular week, I found it included the story of the healing of Bartimæus, a blind beggar (see Mark 10:46–52 ). I began to think deeply about that man’s desire to be healed and his encounter with Christ Jesus on the road from Jericho.

God’s guarantee

One morning some months ago, I found myself thinking about God’s promises in a way that gave me a deeper understanding of my relationship to God.   I had begun experiencing the symptoms of a cold, and I sat down to read the Christian Science Bible Lesson for that week.

Seeking spiritual guidance

Which college should I attend, and what should I study? What profession shall I pursue, in what location? Is this the right time and the right person for me to marry? Is it better to be a stay-at-home parent or continue with my career? When we need to make important decisions like these, with far-reaching consequences for us and perhaps others, nothing we can do is more gratifying or insures a better outcome than turning wholeheartedly to God for guidance. God, infinite Mind, is the very source of all being and intelligence.