Have you ever reached for something in a dream and been unable to grasp it? Have you ever tried to get somewhere in a dream, and no matter how hard you tried, it eluded you? You may have woken up feeling sad, lost, frustrated, or you may even have wanted to go back to sleep to … More Wake-up call
“Divisiveness seems prevalent these days. We see it in national and international relations and in society in general. It impacts communities, churches, and families. Some would say that this is human nature, a view predicated on a perception that we are driven by fear and motivated by self-interest, in perpetual competition with our neighbor. And … More Unity—our natural inclination
If we’re feeling there’s little we can do to contribute to healing the world’s ills, it’s worth considering the power of love impelled by God, all-powerful divine Love itself. Eric Nelson shares some insights he’s learned about Love’s healing power. By the time I arrived at my apartment, the only thing I could do was … More What does love have to do with ending a pandemic?
“I was loading dishes into the dishwasher one night, thinking, “If only I didn’t have to spend money on the babysitter’s food, I could make some headway on my debt.” I know that sounds kind of crazy. Really, how much money could I have saved? But that’s how pinched I felt at the time. Right … More Never-ending supply
“Innocence” can suggest vulnerability when dealing with evils like racism. But there’s a spiritual take on this quality that shows how it can touch a hardened heart – as a young white woman witnessed when threatened with punishment for helping black children. by Jane Hickson From the Christian Science Sentinel – June 11, 2020 Originally published in The … More Innocence that dissolves racism
As the world continues this week with headlines dominated by COVID-19, we take a look at how we can think about predictions. Even if they come as dire warnings, as our lead author points out, predictions are not set in stone. And prayer that recognizes divine Love’s all-embracing power can break through individual and collective … More DEFENSE against DISEASE
Have you ever wrestled with one of life’s biggest questions—who—or what—brought us into being? Does complexity theory, evolution or intelligent design provide the answer? Rather than looking for an answer in the usual theories, what if we took a look at this question from the perspective of an entirely spiritual Creator and creation and the … More One of life’s big questions: Who or what created us?
“The friend I spoke to told me the weather forecast was for a hot, dry day with high winds—dangerous conditions. I knew she was a religious person, so I mentioned to her that in the Lord’s Prayer we pray, “Thy will be done” (see Matt. 6:10). Certainly, a raging bush fire was not God’s will. … More Certainly, a raging bush fire is not God’s will
“Do you remember a moment, maybe in your childhood, when you felt really good because of something good you had done? Maybe an adult told you how good you were, or maybe you felt an intrinsic sense of goodness about something you said or did. I remember the first time I experienced this feeling. My first-grade … More What it means to be good