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The divine method of paying sin’s wages involves unwinding one’s snarls, and learning from experience how to divide between sense and Soul. —Mary Baker Eddy,  Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.

Mountain climbing with Spirit

Sometimes life looks like an insurmountable mountain. But when the going gets rough, and fear haunts our path, it helps to remember Christ Jesus’ statement, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20, New King James Version).

The big picture

Who at some point hasn’t wished for more information about what is going to happen in a specific situation or relationship in our lives? Just a hint of what is ahead would be helpful, so we feel better equipped and don’t lose hope.   I was in a situation in which I felt very discouraged, and the following Bible account showed me the importance of seeing the big picture.

When life defies our efforts to plan

I’ve always been someone who likes a plan. The problem? I’ve encountered many experiences that defied my efforts to plan.

The exploration of various strategies for keeping our schools, places of worship, workplaces, and homes safe is a topic of much discussion these days. Humanity seems to be searching for answers regarding where, how, and with whom we can find lasting safety—a safety that fills us with confidence as we go about our days.

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More than just words

Have you ever felt that some spiritual statements, especially ones that are well known to you, are just words? I have, and at one time it was a real obstacle to my ability to practice and experience Christian Science healing. In my case, it had to do with “the scientific statement of being,” which is found on page 468 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and is read aloud at the conclusion of every Sunday service in Churches of Christ, Scientist.

Facing down fear

When things at climbing camp didn’t go as planned, this teen realized that pushing through her fear of heights wasn’t going to work; she needed to pray.

How can I feel close to God?

Do you feel like you know God intellectually but don’t really feel close to God? This writer longed to experience God more tangibly, and she shares what happened to make that possible.