Lying in bed was not the way I’d planned to spend the days leading up to Christmas. But while my family was downstairs enjoying the football game and preparing a meal together, I was alone in my bedroom, curled up under the blankets.
Getting dumped right before Christmas was this author’s definition of the worst Christmas ever. Now what was she supposed to do while everyone else was celebrating? She was surprised to find that the answer began with getting a better understanding of the spiritual significance of Christmas.
As a winter storm raged outside, this college student battled her own storm of feeling unworthy, unloved, and sick. But a single call to a Christian Science practitioner stopped the internal storm and allowed the light of healing to break through.
I thought I had my future all figured out. As a teenager, I’d planned a solo trip to Europe, expecting to audition for and be accepted into a major European ballet company.
When it came to achievements on the playing field or sexual conquests, this author just wasn’t measuring up—and that caused him to doubt himself both as a person and a man. A turning point came when he began reevaluating his definition of what it means to be a man and choosing a new, spiritual sense of manhood as his model.
After he lost an item that had a lot of sentimental value, this author headed out to look for it. But it was prayer, not the search itself, that helped him find it—and that brought home a powerful spiritual lesson.
When none of the opportunities this college student had planned for herself ended up working out, she initially felt frantic. But soon, prayer led her to the surprising realization that instead of planning and striving, she could trust God.
It was my senior year of college, and I had just returned home for my winter break when, very abruptly, my dad passed on. He was one of the most kind, patient, and faithful men I’ve ever known.
As a twenty-something, this writer faced scary symptoms that pointed to a mental health issue. But what she was learning in Christian Science about God as Mind—the only Mind—not only empowered her to pray, but led to complete healing and freedom.
Alone on a dark street, this young woman seemed to be a prime target for an assault. But right in the moment when she seemed most vulnerable, a clear message from God broke through her fear and helped her find safety.