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2018

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.

Eight thousand miles from home … but still at home

Faced with a brand new school in a brand new country, this teen wondered if she would ever feel like she was at home, or that she belonged, again. Read about how prayer helped her find comfort—and a conviction that she could be at home wherever she was.

Do you care what others think?

Do you care too much about what others might be thinking about you? One writer says, “been there,” and goes on to show how getting a God-based understanding of her identity has helped her feel secure and happy.

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.

Clear guidance for healing

Hit with an illness during a service trip to Peru, this teen found concrete guidance in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy that sped him along to healing.

Fearless in the face of danger

In the middle of a frightening situation, one teen found that instead of fear and panic, he could feel the peace of God’s presence—and that turned everything around.

A new way of praying—that heals

A healing of a cold turns into a lesson on how to pray effectively.

Healing a broken heart

She felt as though all the love in her life came from one person: her boyfriend. So when he broke up with her, she thought she’d lost something she could never get back. A pivotal conversation in Sunday School changed her mind—and her experience.

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.

Beyond skin color

When he moved from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Norway when he was 13, this author confronted prejudice—and learned significant spiritual lessons about how to heal it.