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My softball story

One day after school my mom said I had a softball game. So I got ready, putting on my team shirt, socks, and cleats.

When a coworker shared...

When I was in my mid-20s and very unhappy, I began questioning what life was really about—didn’t I deserve to be happy? I had begun turning to God through prayer, asking Him to guide me and reveal to me the purpose of my life. I knew there had to be something better than the inharmony I was experiencing in my marriage.

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace..."

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee. — Isaiah 26:3.

Love your neighbor...even when it's difficult

Christ Jesus gave us a tall marching order: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. ” He followed quickly with, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (New Revised Standard Version, Matthew 22:37, 39).

Taken care of, not terrorized

Living in Florida, my husband and I have the privilege of praying for safety from destructive weather during the yearly and much-publicized hurricane season.   The night of September 4, 2004, was a night my husband and I spent in deep prayer, acknowledging God’s protection, as Hurricane Frances headed toward our area.

Reliable parenting books

My husband and I entered parenthood knowing almost nothing about raising kids, having grown up basically as “only” children. We did read some parenting books, but their theories often seemed less than helpful.

Prayer that avails much

Many students of the Bible share a deep desire to learn from it how to pray more effectively. They see prayer as the greatest force for good in the world, establishing health, peace among nations, righteous government, and harmony in families and communities.

On the Web

The Christian Science Journal Christian Science nursing: letting my light shine by Sharon Caligiuri “Christian Science nursing is all about love and compassion. But it is so much more, too.

Living harmoniously and friction-free

A painful knee challenged this author to find a new, healing view of sharing and cooperation.

Pole vault perfection

This past spring I attempted to launch myself over a bar with a bendy stick. I learned how to pole vault.