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Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, “one small step” of “giant” significance took place when humanity, represented by Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, landed on the moon. I’ve always been so inspired by this remarkable achievement—the fruit of the vision, hard work, and dedication of countless individuals along the way.

Unlike Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Aldrin, and the ten others who have walked on the moon since, most of us will never experience firsthand the buoyancy of a one-sixth weight equivalence or the phenomenon of looking across the horizon and seeing the blue-green marble of Earth. But that doesn’t mean we can’t experience life-changing discoveries and inspiring, breakthrough explorations right where we are.

The key, I’ve found, is one’s perspective. There’s some advice that has really stuck with me: “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:2).

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How I Found Christian Science
‘Her words were like a balm to me’
August 19, 2019

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