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READY TO RESPOND
A FRIEND OF MINE had been a firefighter for many years. Since she became a fire officer, however, it had been a long time since she'd donned a fire coat and rushed to a fire in the middle of the night. Most of her days were spent in budget meetings, communicating through e-mail, handling personnel issues, and other management tasks.
But one night at 2:30 a.m., my friend was awakened by a phone call that there was a house fire in her district. While there was evidence that no one was at the home, it was nevertheless her responsibility to go to the alarm. In a series of quick moves she woke up, dressed, and drove to the emergency. She told me later that her response was all very automatic, free of resistance, questioning, or delays. While she's usually a person who presses the snooze bar on her alarm at least three times, this automatic response was quick and alert. It was an experienced response, the result of years of training.
About the author
Greg Jarvis is a part-time Christian Science practitioner. He lives in Cicero, Indiana.
with contributions from PHYLLIS RAND, DILYS BELL, VICKI KNICKERBOCKER, RICK LIPSEY
ON THE GROW
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Sarah Nightingale, Yonat Shimron
MIDDLE EAST PEACE: LET THE PAST BE GONE
SACRAMENTS THAT TAKE PLACE IN THE HEART
READY TO RESPOND
BY GREG JARVIS
GOD'S UNERRING DIRECTION
BY JIM BAKER
WHY THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE
WHAT IT TAKES FOR A SPIRITUAL HARVEST
BY ROBIN HOAGLAND
SOME SPIRITUAL MILESTONES
BY LOUIS BENJAMIN
A PROMISE OF PROGRESS
BY T. MICHAEL FISH
AWAKE TO GOD'S LOVE
GOD ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS
BY RUTH OLAWUWO
Our prayers for rain
with contributions from Akash, Amesh, Mischa, Kaiya, Kimanii, Malia, Augustus
HEALED OF FLU SYMPTOMS
KEITH S. COLLINS
HEALING OF HEADACHES AND DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS
DULCINÉA BRAGA DIAS BUENO TORRES
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CLERK OF THE MOTHER CHURCH