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An 'I can, too' book
Have You Noticed ? The Bible is an "I can, too" book. Abraham, Moses, Jesus, the apostles, and others saw, felt, proved the power of the presence of God in being healed and healing others. It's a book full of promises that we, too, can heal; full of instructions how we can; reasons why we can; even assurances that we can't be made not to.
Yet for years I hadn't really noticed. I'd read my Bible with a "Why can't I?" attitude. I'd always loved those wonderful victory-over-evil Bible stories I'd learned as a kid in Sunday School. But those people in the Bible were closer to God, I felt. So the day I realized that I, too, could know God and prove His power was a really big one for me.
I'll never forget when and how this major shift in thought came about. In spite of feeling so inferior to many of the courageous Bible characters, deep down I just knew that this book had to have something in it for me. After all, it had survived countless book burnings and bannings. It had restored, redeemed, regenerated millions of people and still was the world's #1 bestseller. So I persisted.
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About the author
Judith Hardy Olson is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.
The light that never goes out
with contributions from Ellie Braman, Charles E. Scott, Janice Quigley
ITEMS of INTEREST
with contributions from Frank Norton, Janet Hughes, Manya A. Brachear, Peter Smith
Together in the spirit of holiness
By Joni Overton-Jung
Remembering family times in Belfast
By Brian Kissock
A London celebration with a difference
By Madora Kibbe
'As I watched the snow fall'
By Shelly Richardson
THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS
By Bill Moody
String of lights
with contributions from Joy Armitage Trelawney, Sarah Nelson, Roderick Nordell, Michael Henderson, Wambui Wamunyu
The joy of blessing
Through a spiritual lens
WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME
Mary Baker Eddy
By Kim Shippey
An 'I can, too' book
By Judy Olson
Healing—the best Christmas gift of all
The blessings of prayer
A gift worth wrapping