What a joy to share these 12 (Spiritual) Days’ of Christmas inspiration from Tony Lobl, a Christian Science practitioner. Thanks, Tony! It’s so beneficial, dare I say life-changing, to see the world in this light. Start with stillness. There is always so much to be done before Christmas, so before starting go somewhere quiet to gain … More Your 12 Steps to a Stress-free Christmas
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
Joan Atkinson relates in a recent testimony: “Some years ago, during supper one evening I began feeling very dizzy. I soon became nauseous as well and had to lie down. I was unable to pray effectively for myself, so I called a Christian Science practitioner, which eased my fear. Still, the condition lasted two full … More A cycle of illness ends
Real respect for others can feel hard to muster sometimes; so can respect for ourselves. The author of this week’s article eventually discovered, through prayer, study and putting the resulting inspiration into practice, that respect for ourselves and others is a natural outcome of our growing understanding of the perfection of God and God’s idea, … More From disdain to RESPECT
David Kennedy writes: “Moving to a new home a number of years ago, I found that I had settled down in the midst of a severe drought, one that had been intensifying over a period of four years. The state’s fruit and vegetable crops were suffering millions of dollars in damage. Forecasts in the newspaper … More Can prayer help in drought?
Suffering a lifelong condition of eczema, this mother of three children reached a point of severity with the skin condition. She writes: “I had two hours before I needed to pick my son up at playgroup, and I went to my bedroom and dropped to my knees in prayer. I was in a state of … More Healed of lifelong eczema by reading Science and Health
“Cynicism and despondency can seem the order of the day,” opens this week’s featured piece on countering the negative expectancy that has infiltrated so many hearts today. But those bleak states of mind are not where the author finishes his article. A spiritual, God-centric perspective can reverse a downward mental spiral, and this piece illustrates … More Emerging from negative expectations