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The key to forgiveness

One afternoon, my friend and I were hanging out in the pickup area outside my school, waiting for my mom to come get me. Suddenly, I heard a small clank on the ground.

Immediate healing? It’s possible!

Struggling with painful ankles during a hike, this counselor-in-training wanted to be healed through prayer but was concerned a healing could take time. A spiritual insight proved her wrong—and brought freedom.

Which thoughts are you listening to?

This high school sophomore felt ready for his school trip—rafting the rapids in Idaho. Then, just days before his departure, he faced an even bigger challenge: illness, which threatened to keep him from the trip. Read on to find out what brought healing just in time.

A healing of celiac disease

At eleven she was diagnosed with celiac disease. But when her mom married a Christian Scientist, this author discovered that perhaps she didn’t have to live the rest of her life with an incurable illness.

When you have too much to do

After she spent sophomore year feeling overwhelmed, this high school student was ready for a change. Learning more about God as her source helped her think differently about her schoolwork and other demands and propelled her into her junior year feeling calmer and closer to God.

A quick healing of a football injury

An injury during a football game had this player wondering if he’d be able to join his team for its upcoming district match. But as he prayed, he gained a new conviction that he could be healed—without delay.

Are you proud of me yet?

In spite of a multitude of accomplishments, this teenager never felt good enough. Instead, she continued to yearn for—and strive for—her parents’ praise … until she discovered something a whole lot more satisfying.

What I’ve learned about procrastination

After procrastinating on a major project, this high school student had only one night to finish it, and everything seemed to be going wrong. That’s when she learned a spiritual lesson that not only helped her with her project but also changed her attitude about procrastination.

How can I talk to ‘smart people’ about God?

Though she was on fire to share Christian Science and its healing effects on her life, this university student was met with skepticism—sometimes even hostility—from people who seemed to have no interest in God or religion. Prayer helped her find both a different perspective on sharing and a new way to share.

Back on the ice

The cool breeze was on my face, and I was sweating as I skated hard to get back to my zone. After a long shift, I saw an opportunity to body check an opposing player who was carrying the puck.