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No other choice

I realized that despite praying for healing, I wasn’t seeing myself as worthy of healing.
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The naturalness of going to church had been tamped down, and not only did I no longer feel the impulse to go, but I felt a desire not to.
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Institutional work has taught me the importance of loving myself—seeing myself as God sees me—so that I can freely love others and be available to serve God in the way He points out.
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Poem

Unity of Spirit

What connects us, one to another?
It is the unity of Spirit—
One fellowship for all mankind …
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As I thought about my teammates, I had to bring into focus in my thinking God’s consciousness of their identities as His purely spiritual expression. I had to fill my thoughts about them with how they were known in Truth and embraced by Love.
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TeenConnect: Turning Point
I turned to prayer and let go of how I wanted things to turn out, instead trusting God with every aspect of my life.
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I found joy again

After this teen heard the details of a frightening incident, it was hard for her to stop thinking about them. But her happiness returned as she began choosing to listen to God instead.
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This book healed me: The Bible

The Bible is more than just a historical record. It’s a relevant, practical, and healing book. This week’s guest, Mary Alice Rose, shares how a spiritual understanding of the Bible has inspired and healed her.
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Springtime in hard times

Stirred by spring light
nature reveals its identity ...
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Waking up to wrongdoing

From that morning on, I never again felt that impulse to steal.
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Testimony of Healing
As I thought deeply about these ideas, various neck, shoulder, and back pains I had been feeling up until that moment completely dissolved. I hadn’t even realized that I had been so tense. I was able to sit up taller with ease, as if a weight had been lifted off of me.
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Testimony of Healing

Hip injury healed

The overriding thought that kept coming to me was that faithfully fulfilling my responsibility would lead to healing.
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Relationships improve, pain disappears

Over the next three or four days, the pain in my mouth lessened before disappearing completely. During the event, all I could see was abundant, genuine love expressed among all those attending.
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Biblical prophets often described themselves as watchmen—discerning God’s Word and watching over His people.
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We can lean on the power of God to uproot the lie that mortal mind is trying to impose as our history and rightly rewrite that material history with the goodness of God as the formative source—the only source—of our genuine past, present, or future.
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Much more than just exchanging warm hellos once or twice a week with people sharing the same pew, our fellowship strengthens us individually and collectively, especially when challenges arise.
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Gracious Father, in Thy love, 
Send Thy blessings from above; 
Let Thy light, Thy truth, Thy peace 
Bid all strife and tumult cease. Christian Science HymnalNo. 72
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Why wait for healing?

When it seemed that circumstances were stacked against an individual, or the situation seemed irredeemable, Jesus’ understanding of God, good, and trust in his heavenly Father necessarily brought healing and salvation.
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I stopped checking to see if the water was rising. I realized that my only job was to bear witness to God’s omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniaction.
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Kids

Healing at hockey camp

Mom got out a book that had helped Hunter before because it has lots of stories about God in it.
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TeenConnect: Your Healings

I found joy again

After this teen heard the details of a frightening incident, it was hard for her to stop thinking about them. But her happiness returned as she began choosing to listen to God instead.
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This book healed me: The Bible

The Bible is more than just a historical record. It’s a relevant, practical, and healing book. This week’s guest, Mary Alice Rose, shares how a spiritual understanding of the Bible has inspired and healed her.
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Poem

Springtime in hard times

Stirred by spring light
nature reveals its identity ...
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Article

Waking up to wrongdoing

From that morning on, I never again felt that impulse to steal.
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Testimony of Healing
What came to me that day was to ponder deeply whether I really believed in and understood Jesus’ life—his words and works.
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Testimony of Healing

Healings during law school

In just a moment or two, all the symptoms simply vanished. I had a complete healing of that chronic condition.
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Testimony of Healing
I realized that the same “law of the Spirit of life” that Christ Jesus demonstrated was active, present, and had made me inherently and naturally free from any quality or condition unlike God. The illness left me immediately.
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Bible Lens
Jesus emphasizes that God desires inner purification rather than mere outward cleansing.
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Keep pedaling!

We are never dealing with any difficulty unaided; divine Love has already filled every seeming void.
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The beautiful rebuke

When I finally turned away from all the opinions, fears, and material evidence with full faith in God as my absolute Life, the discomfort and debilitation diminished to the point where I actually felt the truth of that beautiful rebuke and its ultimate affirmation—that God, good, is supreme.
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When we see ourselves as connected to our divine source, who is all good, this changes our perception of ourselves and enables us to see others as God’s offspring as well.
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The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it.
—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesp. 508
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Learn about forever

As we trust God’s perfect government, we find that events occur in their natural and right sequence and just as we are ready for them. Helpers appear at the right time; a telephone call is received just when it’s needed; other elements fall into place.
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TeenConnect: Your Healings
God really does equip us with everything we need to meet every obstacle with confidence.
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I found joy again

After this teen heard the details of a frightening incident, it was hard for her to stop thinking about them. But her happiness returned as she began choosing to listen to God instead.
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This book healed me: The Bible

The Bible is more than just a historical record. It’s a relevant, practical, and healing book. This week’s guest, Mary Alice Rose, shares how a spiritual understanding of the Bible has inspired and healed her.
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Poem

Springtime in hard times

Stirred by spring light
nature reveals its identity ...
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Article

Waking up to wrongdoing

From that morning on, I never again felt that impulse to steal.
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Testimony of Healing
I decided to wholeheartedly accept and trust the healing nature of the church service as inspired and established by God.
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Testimony of Healing
I now understood the wonderful work and effect of God’s love, which makes all things possible. 
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Sprained ankle healed

I walked freely to church the next morning and continued to walk normally while ushering.
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Bible Lens

Everlasting Punishment

God’s purpose in sending Jesus isn’t to punish lost and rebellious humanity, but to enlighten them and point the way of salvation.
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Christ lifts us free from this joyless mental state that fails or refuses to see the spiritual identity of others, and it brings to light the consciousness that contributes to healing that cynicism cannot achieve.
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To the degree that we conscientiously think out from Christ Jesus’ teachings, we abide in the consciousness—the palatial “home”—of infinite Truth and Love.
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It’s not my house

The desire to understand and recognize God as both the creator of all and the architect, maintainer, and sustainer of our being is key to our spiritual growth. From that standpoint, we see only what is true in our own and others’ experiences.
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Poem

Foliage of Love

Like spiritual buds
Awaiting inevitable blooms,
An inner foliage revealed
The ever-present reality: …
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How I found Christian Science
When I reached my hotel, the migraine was still there, but as soon as I opened the door to my room, it vanished. I was impressed! I realized that there must be something in the Christian Science approach to healing.
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Kids

Avery and the butterfly

Avery and her grandma thanked God for His loving care for all His creatures.
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TeenConnect: Your Healings

I found joy again

After this teen heard the details of a frightening incident, it was hard for her to stop thinking about them. But her happiness returned as she began choosing to listen to God instead.
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This book healed me: The Bible

The Bible is more than just a historical record. It’s a relevant, practical, and healing book. This week’s guest, Mary Alice Rose, shares how a spiritual understanding of the Bible has inspired and healed her.
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Poem

Springtime in hard times

Stirred by spring light
nature reveals its identity ...
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Article

Waking up to wrongdoing

From that morning on, I never again felt that impulse to steal.
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Testimony of Healing
I realized I had been trying to convince myself that this wasp was harmless, useful, and indestructible, but I wasn’t really feeling sincere about this prayer. So I decided that since I wasn’t praying with honest conviction, I’d instead just listen to what God was telling me.
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Testimony of Healing
I reasoned that since God, good, fills all space, only good can spread, not anything bad such as an infection or itching; hence, these symptoms were no part of my true being.
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Testimony of Healing

Full restoration to health

The healing came gently but steadily, and my joy returned as I diligently held in thought my present perfection as God’s reflection.
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Bible Lens

Adam and Fallen Man

As the essence of materiality, dust cannot honor God, Spirit.
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The last time I read the Bible straight through I noticed something new: Inclusiveness is an overarching theme. This is noteworthy, since people sometimes think that the Bible is judgmental, exclusivist, or even divisive.
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Your ability to heal

It was less about what Jesus was thinking, or even what he was saying, than about the love of God he was reflecting, the purity of God’s creation he was seeing, and the curative effect that such a divinely inspired view had on others.
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Turn it over to God

I slowly learned to relinquish the belief that I was responsible for fixing others or righting the injustices of the world and to instead have greater faith in God’s ability to right what is wrong and fully care and provide for His children.
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Blessed are You, O Lord! … Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.—Psalms 119:12, 105 (New King James Version)
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How I Found Christian Science
The inspiring ideas contained in the Sentinel were right on target—just what I had been searching for.
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Because You are here

Dear Father-Mother God,
if I feel
that I am here
but You are there
—separated by space or time …

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TeenConnect: Your Healings

I found joy again

After this teen heard the details of a frightening incident, it was hard for her to stop thinking about them. But her happiness returned as she began choosing to listen to God instead.
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Sentinel Watch

This book healed me: The Bible

The Bible is more than just a historical record. It’s a relevant, practical, and healing book. This week’s guest, Mary Alice Rose, shares how a spiritual understanding of the Bible has inspired and healed her.
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Poem

Springtime in hard times

Stirred by spring light
nature reveals its identity ...
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Article

Waking up to wrongdoing

From that morning on, I never again felt that impulse to steal.
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TeenConnect: Your Healings

Trusting God with track season

This athlete wanted to perform well—for herself and for her track team. But when the stress got to be too much, she knew she needed a change of mind-set. And that started with God.
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Testimony of Healing

Severely injured hand healed

I began to realize I could recognize and trust God’s control over all events—past, present, and future. 
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Testimony of Healing
The healing was so complete that I got dressed, took my dog to a park—which is our normal routine—came home, and worked the rest of the day.
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Testimony of Healing

Cold symptoms gone

When I woke up Saturday morning, I realized I was completely free of the cold symptoms, which must have disappeared sometime on Friday without my noticing. 
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Bible Lens

Mortals and Immortals

Christ Jesus uses the phrase “children of light” to urge his followers to embrace the light of spiritual understanding.
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Know it

Those needing God’s help can tangibly feel Christ’s healing presence and can assuredly declare, “I am well, and I know it.” 
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I’ve learned from experience that our prayers are incomplete untilwe put the inspiration we get from God into practice.
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Abiding in Love

It is a joy to accept the invitation to abide in Love and experience that harmony right here, right now.
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Poem

The journey

I seek, but know not what I need.
I walk, but cannot find the way.
The burden heavy, the outlook dim.
          One day ...
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Instead of feeling responsible for coming up with a solution for a problem, we can turn wholeheartedly to God and listen for His angels.
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God’s ideas reflect the immortal, unerring, and infinite.—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 505
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TeenConnect: Your Healings

I found joy again

After this teen heard the details of a frightening incident, it was hard for her to stop thinking about them. But her happiness returned as she began choosing to listen to God instead.
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Sentinel Watch

This book healed me: The Bible

The Bible is more than just a historical record. It’s a relevant, practical, and healing book. This week’s guest, Mary Alice Rose, shares how a spiritual understanding of the Bible has inspired and healed her.
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Poem

Springtime in hard times

Stirred by spring light
nature reveals its identity ...
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Article

Waking up to wrongdoing

From that morning on, I never again felt that impulse to steal.
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Kids
I listened for a good thought from God to know how to answer.
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Testimony of Healing

The healing power of the Lord’s Prayer

By the time I got through the entire prayer, I was completely free from pain and discomfort.
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Testimony of Healing

Injured arm healed

As I continued to pray, the pain disappeared and normal use of the arm returned day by day. 
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Testimony of Healing

A healing of PTSD

I needed to forgive the driver who had hit my car. 
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Bible Lens

Soul and Body

To seek the kingdom of God is to desire His goodness and righteousness; to seek it first is to place it above everything else.
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