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Feeling conflicted?

By Jenny Sawyer
March 22, 2017

Not long after college, I faced a moral dilemma. I wrestled with what to do, especially since right and wrong didn’t seem totally clear-cut. In my prayers, I was kind of waiting for God to give me “permission” to go ahead with what I felt was a good choice under the circumstances. I didn’t hear a “yes,” but I didn’t hear a “no,” either. So I went with what I felt was right. Continue Reading.

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Why I'm a Christian Scientist

A first date that changed my life

By Marci Martin

I didn’t expect that getting a boyfriend would also mean becoming a Christian Scientist. But that’s exactly what happened. On our first date, my boyfriend took me to church—the local branch Church of Christ, Scientist. And if you asked me why I’m a Christian Scientist today, I’d think back to myself as an 18-year-old, first-time Christian Science Sunday School student, and I’d give you one word: Truth. Continue Reading.


Your Healings

A quick healing

By Katherine Rein

I was on my way to camp! The night before the final leg of our drive, my mom, sisters, and I stayed with some friends who have a trampoline. The daughter of these friends, my sisters, and I were all jumping on their trampoline, and I was having a great time and was laughing really hard. But then, as I was jumping, I landed awkwardly and hurt my ankle. Continue Reading.

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By Michael Coyne

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With homesickness threatening to ruin her service trip to Peru, this writer focused on sharing and experiencing joy. But it wasn’t until the end of the trip that she realized how spiritually powerful her approach had been. More from this series


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Daily Lift

The great 'nevertheless'

Margit Hammerstrom, CS, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

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