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My spiritual marathon

October–January Me? Run a marathon? I had never run more than five miles when I decided to start training for the 26. 2-mile race through a club in my high school called Dreamfar.

A touch of the Christ

 I love the Christian Science periodicals! In fact, I take them with me wherever I go and read them at every opportunity—on the bus, the train, or standing in line—and they continually inspire me. I had the Christian Science Sentinel with me recently, and that day there were ample opportunities to read.

Trusting God: a childhood healing

Christian Science opens to us the door to understanding verse 27 in the first chapter of Genesis: “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. ” It explains that man is God’s idea—the spiritual image, or reflection, of God, Spirit.

Contemporary gatekeepers

 The Bible often refers to gatekeepers and porters, sentinels who kept watch over the areas surrounding them. For instance, when the Israelites rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah tells us that the city itself was large, but the people who inhabited it were few.

At home wherever we are

 Home can mean many things to many people. For some, home may be a cozy spot that fills the heart with warmth, happiness, and comfort.

A revolutionary statement and its backstory

 “The scientific statement of being”—Mary Baker Eddy’s resounding affirmation of the allness of Spirit and the nothingness of matter—is the most revolutionary paragraph ever penned by the hand of man.   The six-sentence, 62-word declaration, authored by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science (see Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.

Awakened by Christ

Some years ago my husband lost his job, and under great financial stress we decided to sell our home. We were able to rent a cottage at a nearby lake while we worked through the situation.

Godliness—what is that?

Godliness is a word we don’t hear much anymore. Maybe it’s because, traditionally, to be godly means to be devoutly religious or pious—not necessarily a current social trend.

‘ To decide quickly’

 “To decide quickly as to the proper treatment of error—whether error is manifested in forms of sickness, sin, or death—is the first step towards destroying error. ” This statement in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, on page 463 , has often given me food for thought.

Set for good

The other morning I woke up with unpleasant thoughts. Not horrible, but just kind of sad, anxious, and depressing.