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Editorial
One day when I attended my usually vibrant and full branch church, the attendance was so sparse that I realized that this unnatural, unchristian apathy had to be addressed prayerfully—and that it had to start with me.
Article
Would-be stumbling blocks—seemingly ingrained thoughts that would suggest to me that our business was not good enough, that the country’s economy was going downhill, and so on—were overcome through daily prayer.
Article
Under God’s control, which is not optional, man cannot desire to harm himself or others. Rather, the divine Mind impels him to do good to his fellow man.
Article
Mortals may climb the smooth glaciers, leap the dark fissures, scale the treacherous ice, and stand on the summit of Mont Blanc; but they can never turn back what Deity knoweth, nor escape from identification with what dwelleth in the eternal Mind.—Mary Baker Eddy, Unity of Good, p. 64
Article

To love an enemy

Whether facing a global tyrant, a threatening political leader, a domineering boss, or an intimidating family member, the same rule of “Love your enemies” applies, disarming the perceived enemy and rendering them harmless. 
Kids
God was right there with me, loving me and taking care of me, and I could think about God’s love instead of the fall.
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TeenConnect: Your Healings

No more menstrual cramps

This teen was about to head out for a college visit when she was hit with discomfort she was afraid would ruin her trip. Read on to find out how prayer helped turn the situation around.
Sentinel Watch

Law and order

Host David Brown speaks with Christian Science teacher and trained lawyer, Kevin Ness, about how Christian Science helped his former legal practice. Kevin shares how what he learned from law helped his practice of Christian Science, and how those lessons support law and order.
Poem

Those prison walls

We can feel imprisoned in our thinking, whether or not we find ourselves behind actual walls. This poem shows how prayer can bring down the walls. 
Article
The answer has to do with God, who doesn’t establish battles, but brings forth beauty and helpful activity in all of us.
Testimony of Healing
I prayerfully insisted, first mentally and then out loud, that I was fine. 
Testimony of Healing
As I thought about that instruction to take no thought for what we eat, I knew I surely couldn’t follow it and at the same time believe that food or drink could have any effect on me, including a negative one.
Testimony of Healing
I felt the presence and power of God, divine Love, ever with me and was deeply grateful for previous healings I had experienced in Christian Science. 
Bible Lens

Soul

The name Jacob has been interpreted as supplanter or finagler, a trait that is erased in his spiritual struggle at Peniel.
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Living in eternity

I began to grasp the significance of life without interruption, reflecting divine Life, God.
Article
It is up to each of us individually to strive to see the allness and goodness of God, the only true power in the world. This is the salvation that has been brought to humankind by Christ Jesus.
Poem

Written in the trees

Praying to God, we begin to see His love everywhere.
Article

Grounded in God

As God’s creation, we don’t deteriorate or weaken and cannot lose a single quality of good.
Article

A table in the wilderness

All good is spiritual and comes from God, even when it seems that it is people who are doing the giving.
TeenConnect: My church

A gift for my community

I handed out literature to passersby and got to explain what Christian Science is.
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TeenConnect: Your Healings

No more menstrual cramps

This teen was about to head out for a college visit when she was hit with discomfort she was afraid would ruin her trip. Read on to find out how prayer helped turn the situation around.
Sentinel Watch

Law and order

Host David Brown speaks with Christian Science teacher and trained lawyer, Kevin Ness, about how Christian Science helped his former legal practice. Kevin shares how what he learned from law helped his practice of Christian Science, and how those lessons support law and order.
Poem

Those prison walls

We can feel imprisoned in our thinking, whether or not we find ourselves behind actual walls. This poem shows how prayer can bring down the walls. 
Article
The answer has to do with God, who doesn’t establish battles, but brings forth beauty and helpful activity in all of us.
Testimony of Healing
As I got in the car to drive to the day-care center, I committed to keeping myself focused on the knowledge that each of God’s children—my son and me, and everyone at the center—has an unbroken relation to our Maker.
Testimony of Healing
I saw that this shoulder injury was an opportunity to gain a firmer foothold in my understanding of God as the only source of healing.
Testimony of Healing

Our reason for existing

It felt as though I cared deeply about everyone in the entire world. I was genuinely grateful for everyone’s reason for existing. 
Bible Lens

Mind

Wisdom is introduced as treasure—spiritual riches gained through a deep desire to understand God.
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Start with the solution

To begin with the solution is the solution, and we find God’s divine goodness to be the only reality, right here and now.
Article
It’s God’s grace that turns us wholeheartedly to Him, communicates His love, inspires our obedience, and demonstrates His attentive, intelligent control.
Poem

Meekness and might

Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Meekness is the armor of a Christian, his shield and his buckler” (Message to The Mother Church for 1902, p. 19). This poem celebrates the protective Christly power of meekness.
Article
Who needs a silver bullet when we have an all-good God in whom we can wholeheartedly trust?
Article

To calmly persist

Our God-given ability to rise above even the most stubborn opposition and calmly persist in acknowledging spiritual Truth has its reward in healing.
Article

An economy of ideas

Burden-free living is not out of reach or years away.
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TeenConnect: Your Healings

No more menstrual cramps

This teen was about to head out for a college visit when she was hit with discomfort she was afraid would ruin her trip. Read on to find out how prayer helped turn the situation around.
Sentinel Watch

Law and order

Host David Brown speaks with Christian Science teacher and trained lawyer, Kevin Ness, about how Christian Science helped his former legal practice. Kevin shares how what he learned from law helped his practice of Christian Science, and how those lessons support law and order.
Poem

Those prison walls

We can feel imprisoned in our thinking, whether or not we find ourselves behind actual walls. This poem shows how prayer can bring down the walls. 
Article
The answer has to do with God, who doesn’t establish battles, but brings forth beauty and helpful activity in all of us.
Kids

My Shepherd and me

Watching the sheep and the farmer made me feel loved, too—like God was wrapping me up in a warm, woolly blanket.
Testimony of Healing

God’s loving care

Filled with thoughts of God’s presence, I knew the truth that God, divine Life, was my life. 
Testimony of Healing
I went and played my normal round of golf with no side effects whatsoever. There has been no recurrence of this condition.
Testimony of Healing

Freed from toe injury

Less than a week after the incident, I freely participated in several active days of family wedding activities—including happily dancing in heels.
Bible Lens

Truth

Jesus’ self-identification in John 14:6 combines the words truth and life with way, pointing the pathway to an understanding of God.
Bible Lens

Love

Christ Jesus’ teaching to love one’s enemies dramatically expanded on Hebrew injunctions to love one’s neighbor and show kindness to foreigners.
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Editorial
The perfection of our connections is established in Spirit, as the Scriptures assure us. We’re forever at one with God, and through God, with each other.
Article

Your God-given purpose

No matter how challenging we may find it to realize our purpose, we can trust God to develop and guide our every step.
Article
More important than my work or going on a trip with friends was my duty to God, “investing” in getting to know God more and listening for Mind’s guidance.
Poem

Listen . . .

The Word is
speaking . . .
The Logos of eternity declares itself,
its power: 
It is Love—embracing the cosmos with
its dictation.
How I Found Christian Science

A friend introduced me

I noticed that my friend was very happy, with a positive outlook on life. I wondered if her religion might have something to do with her attitude. So, I went to Christian Science Sunday School with her to find out if there might be a connection.
Poem

Resolve

This American sonnet is inspired by page 514 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
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TeenConnect: Your Healings

No more menstrual cramps

This teen was about to head out for a college visit when she was hit with discomfort she was afraid would ruin her trip. Read on to find out how prayer helped turn the situation around.
Sentinel Watch

Law and order

Host David Brown speaks with Christian Science teacher and trained lawyer, Kevin Ness, about how Christian Science helped his former legal practice. Kevin shares how what he learned from law helped his practice of Christian Science, and how those lessons support law and order.
Poem

Those prison walls

We can feel imprisoned in our thinking, whether or not we find ourselves behind actual walls. This poem shows how prayer can bring down the walls. 
Article
The answer has to do with God, who doesn’t establish battles, but brings forth beauty and helpful activity in all of us.
TeenConnect: Your Healings
I was sure that if I hadn’t turned to God and prayed, the recovery process would have taken much longer.
Testimony of Healing

Injured wrist healed

I had the expectation that God’s ever-present goodness and love would meet my need.
Testimony of Healing
I prayed to see my manager as a loved child of God, just as I identified myself, and I vowed not to take offense over angry outbursts and unjustified accusations.
Testimony of Healing

Lump vanishes

I felt uplifted and surrounded—encompassed—by Love’s care.
Bible Lens

Spirit

Central to early Christian teaching was believers’ status as children of God.
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