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Our dwelling place
Fear of evil—of personal assault, destructive storm, or future event—can be a tyrant. Whether springing from an actual occurrence or some nebulous supposition, fear can seem overwhelming.
But in either instance, fear originates in the belief that man can be separated from good and therefore can become a victim. The antidote is a strong, practical conviction that God, good, is the one All-power, and He is present in every possible situation. Such prayerful resorting to divine help echoes the admonition of Proverbs (3:25, 26): "Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken."
"Aren't you afraid to go into an empty house?" my friend asked. Without waiting for a reply, she related the details of her encounter with an intruder who had entered the house while she and other members of her family were out. She was not physically harmed, but the experience had been frightening and seemed unforgettable. "Be careful" was her warning as we parted.
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Peacemaking and prayer
Jesus and the Christ Science
CLIFFORD KAPPS ERIKSEN
Healing international tension
The gift of peace
DORIS KERNS QUINN
STEPHEN T. CARLSON
Our dwelling place
My Maui monster
STANLEY JOHN YORK
Christmas, message of peace
CAROLYN B. SWAN
Christmas treasure—investment for the future
SPIES and angels
Carolyn F. Ruffin
For forty years, reading the testimonies in The Christian Science Journal...
LOIS MACKAY BLOOMFIELD
Because I have depended on the teachings of Christian Science...
MAURICE W. WILDIN
One day on a school holiday I wasn't feeling well
MATTHEW MAYCOCK RATHSAM with contributions from CATHY MAYCOCK RATHSAM