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The sonic boom of jets, the roar of traffic, the pounding of jackhammers, the din of radio and television, the jangling of telephones, make a noisy world. Often one finds himself longing for peace and quiet.
But the mere absence of noise is not necessarily the key to peace. For some, silence may be lonely, boring, or even frightening. There is such a thing as an embarrassing silence or an angry silence or a silence that denotes lack of communication. The silence called deafness is abnormal and undesirable.
The right kind of silence, however, can be an oasis of inspiration in a busy life. Mrs. Eddy refers to this kind of silence in an article entitled "What Christmas Means to Me," which appeared in a popular magazine of her day. She writes, "I love to observe Christmas in quietude, humility, benevolence, charity, letting good will towards man, eloquent silence, prayer, and praise express my conception of Truth's appearing." The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 262;
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The Forever Present Christ
LUCILLE R. RUSHTON
"Before you try it your way...!"
JAMES K. KYSER
What Are You Doing?
DONALD M. SWINNEY
Sunshine in Her Heart
HELEN B. BENJAMIN
The Father Opens the Way
JACQUELINE FISK SAYRE
ELIZABETH BICE LUERSSEN
WITNESSING FOR TRUTH
Florence Roe Wiggins
Christian Science Is Logical
JOHN H. WILLIAMS
It's Good to Get Home
A Theology of Life
Alan A. Aylwin
For many months I had had medical treatment for nervous debility...
May Mills with contributions from Sylvester H. Hertlein, Marie B. Hertlein
I think it is time that I give a testimony
Althea C. Hartley
In one of the hymns by Mrs. Eddy we read (Poems, p. 79):...
Our family has been blessed beyond measure through the application...
Lois Snyder Palmer with contributions from Joseph H. Palmer, Jr., Rena O. Cox
Signs of the Times
M. Graham Clark