By Jenny Sawyer
July 12, 2018
You guys ask the best questions, because you’re willing to ask the questions that don’t have easy answers. Last week, one of you asked that question in the title, and what hit me was both how important it is and how much you wanted it answered.
So let’s go for it. How does a healing happen, anyway?
By John Biggs
Q: How can I talk with people who have differing political viewpoints?
A: Talking about politics can be scary! The challenge with many political conversations is that they seem to come down to who’s right and who’s wrong—as though that’s more important than anything else.
But what if political conversations could have a deeper purpose?
By Kaily Johnson
From the time I was in second grade, I was bullied for my freckles and had a deep hatred for my skin. Other kids called my freckles ugly, and one boy told me that my face made him feel sick. Once I started middle school, the bullying morphed from finger-pointing and laughing to judgment and gossip. I was ashamed because I didn’t have a single friend who had as many freckles as I did, and I had never seen a celebrity or media influencer with anything less than clear skin—no freckles.
That's ClassicPrayer on the sidelines
By Liam Peschke
Sitting on the sidelines was not what this athlete expected for the start of his fall soccer season. But being stuck on the bench with an injury ended up having an upside: He learned more about God, and about healing.
From this week's Sentinel
God spoke to me
By Emmanuel Tekila
On a bus in Kinshasa, this teen heard a voice telling him to pray. But why? And where did it come from?
'Now I trust God more than ever'
By Magnus Marthaler
After he lost an item that had a lot of sentimental value, this author headed out to look for it. But it was prayer, not the search itself, that helped him find it—and that brought home a powerful spiritual lesson.
What’s life about?
By Diane Dailey
She thought she had it all: Money. Clothes. Success. But when a friend asked about the meaning of life, this author was brought up short. What was life really all about? A return to Christian Science unlocked the answers and proved to be a turning point on her own path.
Pain isn't normal
By Carolina Queiroz Couto
For this author, monthly menstrual pain seemed normal—until she began digging deeper into what she’d learned in the Christian Science Sunday School.