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‘This photo popped up on my phone …’

By Deborah Huebsch, Todd Herzer

Q: This photo popped up on my phone the other day. Of a guy’s, you know … thing. I don’t even know him and I definitely did not want to see that. But now I can’t get the image out of my head. Help.

Todd Herzer: As the father of daughters, unfortunately I know this kind of situation all too well. And I hope you have an adult in your life you can confide in about what you’ve experienced—even if you don’t have any evidence that it happened, because it was a Snapchat that’s already disappeared. Nothing about a guy doing that is right or OK.

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Your Healings

'I wasn't going to make it to the top'

By Tabitha Kemnitz

I was not prepared for this hike.

I was traveling with a college group in New Zealand, and this was our first outing that involved significant physical activity. To call it strenuous would be an understatement. Our trek was up a nearly vertical pathway that offered no relief. Within five minutes I was huffing, puffing, and telling one of my friends that she’d have to go on without me because I couldn’t do it....

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All I needed for healing

By Chris Minard

When his knee started hurting during a football game, this teen had a surprising thought: Knowing God was enough. Knowing what God is—completely good and all powerful—was really all he needed for healing. 


My true north

By John Biggs

For this author, being a Christian Scientist isn’t about “applying” Christian Science to problems in his life, but about knowing and understanding God better and living in a way that consistently proves that understanding.


Turning Point

'I stopped smoking pot'

By Name Withheld

She thought getting high was the answer to her shyness. Then she thought it was a way to deepen her spirituality. But when the Bible and the Christian Science textbook came into her life, she finally found real answers to those issues—and everything else.

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How can I get people to like me?

By Name Withheld

She thought that doing what a guy asked would make her popular. When that backfired, this author realized that she could turn to Christian Science to understand what makes her likable and how to have better friendships.

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Trying to get a job?

By William Whittenbury

His prospects for getting a job as an inexperienced college freshman seemed … nonexistent. So it came as a surprise when he felt an insistent nudge from God leading him to go talk to a potential employer.

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Daily Lift

Feeling vulnerable?

Richard Schaberg from Haslett, Michigan, USA

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