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Smoking, drinking … and healing?

In high school I got caught up in a culture of drinking and smoking cigarettes. The teens in my community spent a lot of time at football games, basketball games, and parties, where alcohol was often present.

My healing in a Reading Room

From deep in my heart comes gratitude for Christian Science Reading Rooms and for the unselfish individuals who staff them so that the healing comfort of Christian Science is readily available in communities all over the world. When my husband and I were in Nuremberg, Germany, a few years ago, I awoke one morning feeling very ill.

Church Activities Workshop

The following is an edited excerpt of the 2016 Annual Meeting Church Activities Workshop, held on June 4 in the Extension of The Mother Church and broadcast live online. To listen to the complete replay, visit christianscience.

When will I be healed?

Most Christian Science practitioners have probably had a patient say something like: “Well, I’ve read the Bible Lesson and I’ve looked up the citations you gave me from the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. Mentally I feel really inspired, but the body has not changed.

The ‘stuff’—or substance—of our being

What is the “stuff” we’re made of? The answer is often sought in analyzing the structures of matter—the elementary particles, atoms, molecules, compounds, and mixtures that obey physical laws. Even our consciousness has been described by scientific opinion and popular assumption as a highly evolved outcome of inanimate matter.

The first beatitude—God’s claim on man

For years I wondered about the meaning of the first beatitude—“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” ( Matthew 5:3 ). Why is being poor in spirit such a blessed state? Finally I allowed myself to take a more spiritual approach to the words.

The pattern of Life, Truth, and Love

Life, Truth and Love the pattern make, Christ is the perfect heir; The clouds of sense roll back, and show The form divinely fair.   (Mary Alice Dayton, Christian Science Hymnal , No.

Did you know Mary Baker Eddy revised the Church Manual more than any other of her books besides Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures? She writes about its By-Laws in part as follows: “They were impelled by a power not one’s own …. They sprang from necessity, the logic of events,—from the immediate demand for them as a help that must be supplied to maintain the dignity and defense of our Cause; …” ( Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p.

Reign check

The term rain check usually refers to a ticket issued in case a baseball game or other event is canceled because of rain. It can also have another meaning, when we look out the window to see if it’s raining.

Unmask the ‘serpent’ of racism—a call to action

Paul reminds us in Galatians 3:28 that we are all one in Christ, acknowledging the spiritual identity of man.   I had a pivotal experience several years ago while serving as a Christian Science nurse at a Christian Science nursing facility in the United States.