One teen recalls the first time he distinctly heard God’s voice—and how it saved his life.
At eleven she was diagnosed with celiac disease. But when her mom married a Christian Scientist, this author discovered that perhaps she didn’t have to live the rest of her life with an incurable illness.
After being unkind to each other in person and on social media, these two friends thought their friendship was over. But one of them wasn’t content to hold on to a grudge, and—even though it was hard—started trying to live by Jesus’ words and forgive his friend.
When none of the opportunities this college student had planned for herself ended up working out, she initially felt frantic. But soon, prayer led her to the surprising realization that instead of planning and striving, she could trust God.
We arrived at the Samaria Gorge in Crete, Greece, just as the sun was rising. The sunbeams bathed the towering rocks in a warm light, and I was excited to begin our 11-mile descent down the gorge.
She couldn’t stand her classmate. Even being in the same room together was awful. If only this girl could change, then things would be better—or so this author thought…until she really started to pray about the situation.
As a winter storm raged outside, this college student battled her own storm of feeling unworthy, unloved, and sick. But a single call to a Christian Science practitioner stopped the internal storm and allowed the light of healing to break through.
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.
For this author, monthly menstrual pain seemed normal—until she began digging deeper into what she’d learned in the Christian Science Sunday School.
When a demanding school backpacking trip sparked fear and worry among her and her classmates, this author realized that her understanding of God’s presence and care empowered her to help—and that she actually could.