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Do not turn aside; for then you would go after empty things which cannot profit or deliver. —I Samuel 12:21, New King James Version®     Exploring Bible Verses An exploration of Bible citations from the  Christian Science Quarterly ®   Bible Lessons “.

'Whom have I in heaven ...'

Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. — Psalms 73:25.

The right conclusion: God made me free

It was the end of the school day. I wasn’t feeling very well.

Gratitude’s impact

“What is gratitude but a powerful camera obscura, ”wrote Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, in her book The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany . The full quotation reads, “What is gratitude but a powerful camera obscura, a thing focusing light where love, memory, and all within the human heart is present to manifest light” ( p.

Empowered to say ‘no!’

When I was a young man, an early high school student, I started taking the bus to the downtown YMCA on Saturdays to take swimming lessons. One morning when I was walking from the bus stop to an entrance, I noticed a man watching me.

Bumping into a glass ceiling?

One day not long ago, while on a hike with my dog, I was feeling frustrated that a woman had not yet held the highest political office in my country. There had been quite a bit of press about how this was “the final glass ceiling” for women to crack, and the fact that it hadn’t been done yet felt like proof that opportunities for women were still limited.

Always in God’s love

I’ve learned that it is always important to have our thought grounded in the understanding that we were made spiritual and never material. The basis of this is in the two accounts of creation in the first and second chapters of the book of Genesis.

Fostering trust in each other

This past summer, The Christian Science Monitor Daily referenced a Wall Street Journal report indicating that the share of Americans who feel “most people can be trusted” has fallen from 46 percent in 1972 to 31 percent in 2016. The Monitor added: “Trust has always been essential to free economies.

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A new way of helping others

She thought that helping others meant picking up trash or holding the door. But then a new idea dawned on her: Maybe she could help others by praying.