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The answer to friend problems? Love!

Problems with a friend had this author rehashing the situation over and over. What happened when she got mentally still and listened for God’s direction? She heard this message: love!

A spiritual approach to sports?

When being athlete seems so material, how can you participate in sports and also be a practicing Christian Scientist? One former athlete and Christian Scientist shares his insights.

How to stop a suicide

A story about how one girl went from feeling suicidal to discovering that her life was essential, and her worth both God-given and God-protected.

When life seems hard

What can we do when life seems hard? This author found that gratitude opened her eyes to a very different perspective.

A God-directed role

Who wouldn’t want the leading role in a play? Not this actor, who felt he wasn’t up to the part. But as he prayed, his feelings about the show changed from being all about fear to being all about love.

I didn’t have to wait for healing

A few summers ago, my dad and I were watching a movie. At one point, we paused the movie, and he left to get me some popcorn.

‘No one understands me’

When a friend felt misunderstood, this author remembered her own experience praying about a similar issue. God’s assurance had been clear and comforting: She knows our heart.

The best gift I ever got

Before that summer at camp, she’d always been the girl who went to the “strange” church. But a dramatic healing changed her view of what it means to be a Christian Scientist.

Just ask

Some of us have a lot going for us; some of us don’t. At least, that was what this author thought. Could prayer help her see herself in a new light?

Tackling the rapids

A long-awaited school rafting trip turned scary when problems broke out among the group. With a Class IV rapid up ahead, this author knew what she had to do: pray.