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Helping a suicidal friend

By Hannah Mitchinson

2018 had the highest number of suicides in the history of my county in recent years. Unfortunately, 2018 was also the year I learned that a close friend wanted to add himself to that statistic. Though I’d been aware of this tragic trend at my school, it was only when I began to have long conversations with my friend, desperately trying to convince him not to take his life, that I thought to turn to Christian Science for an answer.

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The worst/best freshman year ever

By Kaily Johnson

My freshman year of college did not go as planned.

I’d spent a lot of my senior year of high school praying for direction. I knew I could go to a name-brand college or university, but I also knew that following the crowd or making a decision based on others’ expectations of me probably wasn’t going to result in the best answer for my future....

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Feeling conflicted?

By Jenny Sawyer

If you’re struggling with a moral dilemma or trying to make a tough decision, how do you know which answer is the right one? This author shares the qualities of thought—like humility and willingness—that have helped speed her in the right direction.

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Into—and out of—the woods

By Emma Schaefer

Everyone in her school theater production expected to get sick. But when this author found herself dealing with the symptoms of a cold, she knew she could actually rebel against them. Read on to find out what happened when she did.

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Your healings

Being open to change

By Dana Dorman

This high school sophomore was not having fun at boarding school, and she thought it was everyone else’s fault. Then a spiritual insight changed both the way she was thinking about things and her whole boarding school experience.

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Your healings

How I dealt with homesickness

By Phasha Mwaura

When an opportunity to go to boarding school in America came his way, this teen was excited. But then worry struck: What if he got homesick?

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Why I'm a Christian Scientist

When my friend asked me about my religion

By Jacey Williams

The conversation with her friend was going well … until the subject of religion came up. What was she supposed to say about Christian Science? And would her friend judge her? 

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Daily Lift

God always comforts us

Liz Butterfield Wallingford from Odenton, Maryland, USA

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