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The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts. — Proverbs 17:3  Exploring Bible Verses An exploration of Bible citations from the  Christian Science Quarterly ®   Bible Lessons “.

What can help marriage succeed?

Marriages are under a lot of pressure. So many are short-lived or never happen in the first place.

Marriage can fight poverty—but how do you promote it?

At the Maclellan Shelter for Families, Gena Roberts Ellis stands in front of about two dozen residents, blending humor with what she views as an urgent mission: helping these families stay intact. For twenty years the organization Ellis works for, First Things First, has been trying to help lower divorce rates and raise marriage rates in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which has higher-than-average poverty.

Abby, the no-fear horse!

Abby was just a little horse. She was scared of almost everything!  She was afraid of blowing leaves and trash.

Progress and healing in my practice of Christian Science

I was raised going to the Christian Science Sunday School, and I think it’s fair to say that I have never known a time when I didn’t know Christian Science. I have been healed of numerous problems —from broken bones to being bullied at high school to workplace challenges.

Challenge beliefs about age

The 2017 Wimbledon Tennis Tournament concluded in July. For the last nine years, sports analysts have claimed that Roger Federer, who recently turned thirty-six, had peaked and that he was beyond the age of winning another major tournament.

Acts of God

In the wake of recent massive storms and flooding in the southern United States, the Caribbean, West Africa, South Asia, and many parts of Europe, the term acts of God might be coming to many minds. The term is commonly used in the insurance industry and in news reports about natural disasters.

Feeling the reign of Spirit

The sweet words “God is Spirit” and “man is spiritual” are ones I know very well. These ideas were proved to be true when, through the prayers of a Christian Science practitioner, my young son was quickly healed of asthma, a condition that had troubled him for some time.

The authority of God’s government

For the past several months I have been seeking ways to effectively pray for my neighborhood, my country, and the entire global community. I find my quest easier when I gratefully acknowledge that I am not alone in this endeavor.

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