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Yes—you can hear God consistently

One teen wanted to know: How can I hear God more consistently? While there’s no formula, here are a few ideas about praying and hearing God that one author has found helpful.

Use your ‘superpower’

Ever felt an intuitive nudge to do something that seemed to defy logic? That might have been your spiritual sense at work. Read on to find out how you can have more of these spiritual sense moments, and why they matter.

Are you being manipulated?

Social media mavens, advertisers, and even politicians all want one thing: your attention and buy-in. How can we protect ourselves from these subtle and not-so-subtle influences? One basic but powerful spiritual fact offers help and freedom.

Good, bad, or somewhere in between?

When you look at the world around you, it can seem like some people are good, some people are bad, and some are somewhere in between. But as healers, we can take a different view—and bring out the innate spiritual goodness in everyone we meet.

School shootings: What can we do?

Two of the teens in my Christian Science Sunday School class were crying as we talked about the most recent school shooting, at a high school in Florida. Many in my class said they’d prayed when they saw the news alert on their phone, but still felt helpless, discouraged, and sad.

Who cares if I’m spiritual?

This question from a teen got the author thinking. What does it really mean to be spiritual, and what practical effects can knowing our spiritual identity have in our lives? The answers might surprise you.

Essay due? Prayer can help.

Stuck staring at a blinking cursor, wondering what to write? One author shares some of the spiritual lessons she’s learned about the writing process, and how we can each put them into practice in whatever creative project we’re facing.

Where do you live?

Asking and answering the question, “Where do you live?” in prayer helps us see and experience more of God’s universe. And that, in turn, brings healing.

Can Christian Science solve my problems?

Christian Science is so much more than a religion that helps us solve our problems. Its power comes from the fact that it helps us see the universe correctly—and this spiritual vision has huge potential for our lives and for the world.

What matters most

 Facing a problem? Understanding God better is the answer—every time.