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Editorial
Spiritual love opens our thought to God’s guidance and to ideas from God that create a community where everyone is valued as a unique, indispensable, spiritual expression of one universal Father-Mother. This builds a church of such focused love that it supports healing, including physical healing.
Keeping Watch

The heart stone

I realized that accepting even small, seemingly inconsequential losses leads to the larger concession to loss of life and must be resisted in whatever form presented. 
Poem

Prayer for a friend

Feel divine inspiration from this poem written to heal a friend.
Article

Joyful expectation

As I watched my dogs over the next hour, it struck me how different their expectations for the day were from mine. I was trying to feel joyful anticipation, and they were just doing it.
How I Found Christian Science
Working in the medical field had been becoming more and more of a wilderness experience for me. With a growing dissatisfaction with, and doubt about, what I had studied for years, I was feeling lonely, and even fearful.
Article
I was able to drop my political agenda and its accompanying self-righteous indignation.
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Poem

Expectancy

When we expect all good as coming from God, we prepare ourselves to receive it. 
Article
If there is a tendency to compartmentalize, to think political thoughts when one considers political things and Christian Science thoughts when one considers “religious things,” then we need to remember what we can do by bringing “every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5).
TeenConnect: Q&A
Facing a terrifying storm, this camp counselor reached out to God for help and learned a powerful lesson about how we all can pray effectively about bad weather.
Sentinel Watch
If you've ever been put off by an unpleasant neighbor, boring relative, or sullen child, you might be interested in discovering a way to see anyone—and everyone—in a different light. This week's guest, Tony Lobl, has firsthand experience in shifting from a limited view to a spiritual one, and he shares just how that feels.

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Kids

One family—God’s!

Melody had to go to a new school, where she didn’t know anyone. As the first day got closer, she felt scared.
Healings
I resolved to do better and forgave the officer. The illness soon disappeared.
Testimony of Healing

Burned hand quickly healed

One day, I had prepared the evening meal and was removing a casserole from the oven, using only one oven pad.
Testimony of Healing
My overarching feeling during this experience was gratitude—for the availability of the Christian Science nursing facility, for the practical and loving nursing care I received from the Christian Science nurses, for my family’s care, and for the Christian Science practitioner’s patience and faithful prayer. 
Bible Lens

Reality

Light is identified with God from the earliest scriptural texts.
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Editorial
In divine Life, we have happiness that’s forever pure and secure and requires no ambition to attain it. It’s a quality we forever include and exude as God’s reflection. 
Keeping Watch
Hoping for, having faith in, and understanding God’s overflowing goodness and love comforts so effectively.
Article

“Follow thou me”

The brief exchange between Jesus and Peter has provided me with a lifetime of guidance because it is reliable, clear, and simple to follow. When the words “follow thou me” come to my thought, I know that I need to change course.
Poem

My sanctuary

A poem about finding safety and peace in God.
Article
My prayers were not only to address my own fears but also to help heal the fear that was being felt in our country at the time.
TeenConnect: Q&A
If you think loving yourself either sounds silly or impossible, think again. There’s actual power—spiritual power—in knowing you’re loved and why.
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Poem

Expectancy

When we expect all good as coming from God, we prepare ourselves to receive it. 
Article
If there is a tendency to compartmentalize, to think political thoughts when one considers political things and Christian Science thoughts when one considers “religious things,” then we need to remember what we can do by bringing “every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5).
TeenConnect: Q&A
Facing a terrifying storm, this camp counselor reached out to God for help and learned a powerful lesson about how we all can pray effectively about bad weather.
Sentinel Watch
If you've ever been put off by an unpleasant neighbor, boring relative, or sullen child, you might be interested in discovering a way to see anyone—and everyone—in a different light. This week's guest, Tony Lobl, has firsthand experience in shifting from a limited view to a spiritual one, and he shares just how that feels.

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Healings

Back injury healed

Healing is a natural outcome of practicing unselfed love. This experience inspired me to continue praying for the world.
Testimony of Healing

A life transformed

Because of this healing, every statement in Science and Health was so real to me.
Testimony of Healing
My houseguest was amazed when I walked into the living room without even a limp. He said, “Wow! Now I know why you are a Christian Scientist. I’ve never seen anything like that.”
Bible Lens

Unreality

Christ Jesus equates knowledge of God with immortality:
Bible Lens
The Psalmist declares God’s oversight of the isolated and lonely.
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Editorial

Embracing the world’s children

Through prayer we can protect our young people by seeing them, and helping them see themselves, as whole, spiritual children of God, rather than vulnerable, immature mortals subject to danger and harm.
Keeping Watch
To the extent that I daily defend my natural obedience to God, I remain alert, and I am learning that this is not a chore but the best and most important time of the day.
Article
Applying in a practical way the knowledge of our God-given exemption from evil was important in my work as a youth corrections counselor. 
Article
In my late teens, I wanted to learn to play the harp and hoped to become a professional harpist.
Article
I had to replace those materialistic motives and false beliefs that I had held on to for so long with what God, Spirit, knows to be true about me as His purely spiritual reflection or expression.
Poem
A poem written with children going back to school in mind.
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Poem

Expectancy

When we expect all good as coming from God, we prepare ourselves to receive it. 
Article
If there is a tendency to compartmentalize, to think political thoughts when one considers political things and Christian Science thoughts when one considers “religious things,” then we need to remember what we can do by bringing “every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5).
TeenConnect: Q&A
Facing a terrifying storm, this camp counselor reached out to God for help and learned a powerful lesson about how we all can pray effectively about bad weather.
Sentinel Watch
If you've ever been put off by an unpleasant neighbor, boring relative, or sullen child, you might be interested in discovering a way to see anyone—and everyone—in a different light. This week's guest, Tony Lobl, has firsthand experience in shifting from a limited view to a spiritual one, and he shares just how that feels.

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TeenConnect: Your Healings
Assigned to an especially difficult horse at camp, this teen wasn’t sure this was a challenge she could overcome. But one spiritual breakthrough opened the way for an awesome rest of the summer.
Healings

No more colitis

This healing led to a lifelong commitment to the study and practice of Christian Science.
Testimony of Healing
I had been feeling a latent fear about not always being able to meet physical challenges through prayer in Christian Science, so I decided to face this fear straight on.
Testimony of Healing
Comforting words from the Bible gave me confidence that divine wisdom would guide me in a way that would enable me to resolve this situation quickly.
Bible Lens

Man

In the Hebrew Bible, God’s will represented protection and guidance for His chosen people.
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Editorial

A book that heals

The Bible is the living Word of God, equal to every situation and able to meet the hungering needs of humanity.
Keeping Watch
We all have times when we struggle through mental and physical turbulence. And we can all hear the still, small voice and feel the invisible presence and activity of God, divine Love, guarding and protecting us when we choose to turn away from matter to Spirit. 
Poem
Enjoy this week’s poetic offering.
Article
Like treasured memories of grand views encountered on a hike, the glimpses of God’s goodness that unfolded to me and the spiritual lessons I learned continue to enrich my life.
Article
Just as pure water is not a good conductor of electricity, so I couldn’t be made to react (or express irritation, willfulness, or bad traits of any kind) when I hold to the spiritual truths of God and man as taught in Christian Science.
Kids

A healing of poison oak

A couple of hours later, every single bit of the rash and discomfort had completely vanished.
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Poem

Expectancy

When we expect all good as coming from God, we prepare ourselves to receive it. 
Article
If there is a tendency to compartmentalize, to think political thoughts when one considers political things and Christian Science thoughts when one considers “religious things,” then we need to remember what we can do by bringing “every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5).
TeenConnect: Q&A
Facing a terrifying storm, this camp counselor reached out to God for help and learned a powerful lesson about how we all can pray effectively about bad weather.
Sentinel Watch
If you've ever been put off by an unpleasant neighbor, boring relative, or sullen child, you might be interested in discovering a way to see anyone—and everyone—in a different light. This week's guest, Tony Lobl, has firsthand experience in shifting from a limited view to a spiritual one, and he shares just how that feels.

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Healings
No injury was found, and I was allowed to go home. I thanked God for His infinite love.
Testimony of Healing
This healing journey became much deeper than just finding a resolution to a financial situation.
Testimony of Healing

Nerve pain gone

Prayer does not somehow alter a material condition but instead reveals the underlying perfection of our real, spiritual being. Holding to these ideas and persisting in prayer, I was healed.
Bible Lens

Substance

With the advent of Christ Jesus, “children of Abraham” was applied to all followers of his teachings.
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Editorial
We, too, can see none but the perfect and sinless child of God as we stand with Christ, Truth, separate ourselves and others from the material scene, and pray more deeply to understand and insist on everyone’s inseparability from the infinite God, good.
Keeping Watch

Whose life is it?

Nothing has a life of its own, separate from God; each is a beautiful expression of divine Life itself.
Article
Even though I could not physically be there at the school to help my daughter, nor could I tell her my thoughts when she wasn’t interested in hearing them, there was a way I could help that was more powerful and effective than any other means or method: yielding to God in prayer.
Article
This week’s photographic inspiration and related text.
Article

In the long run

The choice to seek spiritual healing is not based on trying to prove that other methods are wrong; it is truly based on a love of the growth and deepening that happens when we seek to understand more fully the nature of God.
TeenConnect: My church
Maybe she’d always gone to Christian Science Sunday School because her parents wanted her to, but when when this teenager found herself stuck in the middle of a storm, she suddenly understood that there was a lot more to her attendance than she’d realized.
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Poem

Expectancy

When we expect all good as coming from God, we prepare ourselves to receive it. 
Article
If there is a tendency to compartmentalize, to think political thoughts when one considers political things and Christian Science thoughts when one considers “religious things,” then we need to remember what we can do by bringing “every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5).
TeenConnect: Q&A
Facing a terrifying storm, this camp counselor reached out to God for help and learned a powerful lesson about how we all can pray effectively about bad weather.
Sentinel Watch
If you've ever been put off by an unpleasant neighbor, boring relative, or sullen child, you might be interested in discovering a way to see anyone—and everyone—in a different light. This week's guest, Tony Lobl, has firsthand experience in shifting from a limited view to a spiritual one, and he shares just how that feels.

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Healings
I had tried in vain to stop smoking using self-will, but it was the loving metaphysical treatment from a Christian Science practitioner that resolved this issue.
Testimony of Healing

Pain-free mobility restored

Early in my marriage and after I became a mother, I suffered debilitating back issues for a few weeks at a time.
Testimony of Healing

Runner freed from pain

It was just so clear to me that the pain wasn’t real and that I needed to guard my thinking rather than look for either a material cause or a material remedy. That was the end of the pain.
Bible Lens

Matter

The Commandment to “have no other gods” is embraced by Jew and Christian alike.
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