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"Dinner" with the enemy

By Jenny Sawyer
April 21, 2017

My group of friends and I really didn’t like the way this one girl was acting. She was rude, and she put others down to make herself look good. She’d also singled me out for particularly bad treatment.

I’ll be honest: I spent a lot of time feeling appalled by her behavior and pretty self-righteous about my own. How could anyone act like that? I didn’t like it and I didn’t get it. Continue Reading.

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Turn off the noise

By Mark Catlin

Several of my fellow counselors had come down with what seemed to be the flu. They were given time off from their duties, and the rest of us pitched in to help.

I knew that the biggest help I could be wasn’t just covering for them during our various daily camp activities. As a Christian Scientist, I could pray. Continue Reading.

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The real you—infinitely "cool"

By Brenda Evers

Q: I really want to be part of the popular group at school. How can I become cool?

A: In high school, there was a guy who sat next to me during waiting periods on testing days. I knew he didn’t do very well in school, and he had a speech impediment. But during those long waiting times between tests, we started talking and playing chess. I discovered that he was kind and funny, and we actually had a lot of fun. Soon he asked me out. Continue Reading.

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This week's Sentinel: Sunday School saved me

By Katherine Ellis

Difficult circumstances in this teenager's life led to depression and reckless behavior. But in spite of it all, she was protected--thanks to Sunday School.

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This month's JournalA counselor's healing at summer camp

By Christian Thomas

When this counselor suffered a broken nose, he didn't let it get in the way. In fact, as he prayed about the injury, he found more than healing--he found that his whole summer became inspired.

Your Healings: After the break-up
By Kiki Holmes

Devastated by a break-up, this author couldn’t seem to shake the feelings of sadness and confusion. But things changed when she realized she didn’t have to hate her ex; she could still love! More from this series

Why I'm a Christian Scientist: A first date that changed my life
By Marci Martin

When a first date took her to the Christian Science Sunday School, she didn’t know what to expect. What she found was the truth—and it changed her life. More from this series

Your Healings: A quick healing
By Katherine Rein

Would an accident on the trampoline the night before camp started ruin her summer? No way. This author found immediate help in calling a Christian Science practitioner and knowing that God’s power was present to heal her. More from this series

Daily Lift

Don't get caught up in rumors

Robert Storm, CS, from Brooklyn, New York, USA.

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