One July, shortly after I had turned six, my mom signed me up for swimming lessons at the town pool. I loved playing in the water with my friends.
As I glanced over the newspaper headlines of the day, it was easy to understand what people mean when they refer to the evils of the world. Christ Jesus spoke of overcoming the world (see John 16:33 ).
Anyone who’s found more abundant life through Christ naturally wants others to experience that blessing. So the question repeatedly arises, what’s the best way to grow the knowledge of God’s love and healing power? In what’s sometimes called “the parable of the soils,” Jesus describes the poor results of scattering seed in soil that can’t sustain it.
“Numbers don’t lie”— we use them to quantify and evaluate pretty much everything in order to get a tangible understanding of what’s going on around us: where we live, how we live, how healthy we are, how safe the world is, how well we’re doing, or how well this Church is doing. “Numbers don’t lie”—it’s often the numbers that give us the objective proof we’re looking for compared to what people claim only anecdotally.
Giving testimonies in a Christian Science church may seem challenging. For example, I remember hearing how some people told a fellow church member that his testimonies were unduly personal.
Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by a train crossing in front of you? You sit and wait as car after endless car goes by, but no matter how frustrating it may be to wait it out, there’s one thing you know about that train. It will come to an end.
Christ Jesus knew what he was on earth to do. It was to save the world from the slavery of sin, disease, and death by being an example of life lived in total agreement with God.
Combing my hair had never been a big deal. But over time it became increasingly difficult to raise my arm enough to use a comb.
To theater buffs, “Take five!” is a well-known order the director calls out in rehearsal. It means, “Take a break, relax, and come back ready to work!” One summer in high school, when I apprenticed at the Tanglewood Theater in North Carolina, the great Swedish actress Signe Hasso gave me a new perspective on “Take five!” Whereas most of us would bolt out of the sweltering rehearsal hall during breaks for some fresh air or a cold drink, Ms.
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 get back into that dream and to try again. Though you may linger a while, you do get up, brush off the memory of the dream, and get on with your day.