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How can Christian Science help me address racism as a non-Black person?

By Laura Lapointe

Q: How can Christian Science help me when it comes to talking about race and addressing racism as a non-Black person?

A: During and after college I worked as a production assistant for a very successful traveling choir of primarily young Black men and boys. I got to know them well and developed a friendly rapport with some of the young men who were the leaders of the group and close to my age. I was one of only a handful of white people associated with the group. 

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Your healings

Who’s at the center of your race?

By Courtlyn Reekstin

Growing up, I never considered myself a runner. But during my sophomore year of college, a friend convinced me to run a 5K Turkey Trot. Secretly, I was really nervous. 

However, while the training runs were difficult at first, I quickly fell in love with the sport when I realized it gave me an opportunity to feel close to God. Ever since I was a child in the Christian Science Sunday School, I’ve loved knowing that everything we do is about more than just the activity. It’s about understanding God as the source of all goodness and recognizing that we express God’s qualities—which then helps us break through limitations.

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Better than a dream school

By Annika Marthaler

She’d visited a college she loved, but that college didn’t fit in with her plan to attend a name brand school. Read on to find out how this college applicant prayed for direction and got some surprising answers.

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A new way of helping others

By Katherine Peticolas

Looking for ways to help others this holiday season, but wondering what you can do with so much shut down? This teen thought that helping others meant picking up trash or holding the door. But then a new idea dawned on her: Maybe she could help others by praying.

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If you feel like a victim

By Deborah Huebsch

She felt like a victim and—true confession—identifying that way kind of made her feel special. But when she started learning about Christian Science, this author realized she wanted to give up the victim identity for something infinitely better.

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How I've been praying during Covid-19

By Gavin Kirn

One teenager shares how he’s been praying during the pandemic for himself, his dad’s business, and the world.

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Your healings

When my boss asked me to lie

By Name withheld

When an expensive item was damaged at the warehouse where this teen worked, her boss asked her to cover for him by writing a dishonest email. What was she supposed to do? Turning to prayer led her to an unexpected solution.

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Daily Lift

Getting to the heart of the problem

Amy Richmond, CS, from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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