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True representation

When circumstances call for it, one hires an attorney in order to be represented in an accurate and true light. In our day-to-day experience, we, too, want to be represented in a righteous way.

Even a small proof is still a proof!

I was raised in a Christian Science family, and I learned that Christianity was practical and provable, as Christ Jesus taught and showed his followers. I felt as though I knew how to pray, but for a long time I believed the ability to heal was for better, more experienced Christian Scientists.

Financial resolution through prayer

When I’ve been faced with challenges that appear to have no solution, I’ve often found the following Bible passage helpful, especially as it’s given in the Good News Translation: “What no one ever saw or heard, what no one ever thought could happen, is the very thing God prepared for those who love him” ( I Corinthians 2:9 ). That ability to see past a seemingly insoluble situation to God’s already-prepared resolution was something I demonstrated last year.

Blessed by a wake-up call

A few years ago, I volunteered to serve as president of the board of my neighborhood homeowners association (HOA). I sincerely desired to uphold the bylaws of the HOA, to do right by its members, and to bring new ideas to the table.

Facing fear head-on

I traveled to Vietnam in January 2020, planning to teach English for a few months. However, shortly after I began teaching, the first coronavirus cases were reported and schools were closed.

Being “peculiar”

How truly special, privileged, and chosen each person is, as God’s beloved child. We can wake up each morning with this inspiring thought! As St.

“. . . that we may be able . . .”

Each theme chosen for the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church is of great significance, especially as we study it thoroughly. The theme for 2019, “.

God’s help in an organizational crisis

A little over two years ago, suddenly, without warning, a key employee who had a senior position in our organization was unavailable. The critical business records that this key employee kept were also not available.

Finding the blessing in marriage

These are challenging times, and it’s not surprising to hear that many marriages are in trouble. Lockdowns and quarantines brought many couples face to face with core issues in their relationships, and pandemic-related financial difficulties have added further stress.

The real normal

“I just want things to get back to normal!”  I’ve heard that a lot lately in relation to returning to the freedoms of our pre-pandemic life, recovering good health, going back to a time when a relationship was happier or when one felt more energized and able to cope. Whatever the reason, it points to a desire for something better than what we think we currently possess.