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Breaking through writer’s block

Oh, how I was dreading that final paper! The assignment seemed overwhelming, and so I procrastinated—big time. All I could think was, “I will be so happy when this stupid paper is finished.

My comfort zone, or the Comforter’s zone?

Sometimes when I feel uneasy about a situation, this inspired thought brings me peace: “I may not be in my comfort zone, but I’m always in the Comforter’s zone. ”  Many Christians are familiar with the concept of the Comforter, as promised by Christ Jesus.

Man’s eternal, ageless perfection

A marvelous truth that is central to the practice of Christian Science healing is that God’s creation, including man, is spiritual and eternal. Therefore it is complete.

The life-transforming power of divine Spirit

There is a verse in Romans that is both beautiful and powerful in its loving counsel that we place our lives firmly under the transforming power of the divine Spirit. It reads: “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” ( 12:2 ).

Thinking differently about health care

The early Christians were healers. They were the go-to individuals for health care for many who witnessed or heard about cures of disease, injury, even death.

Look to the true source

Mary Baker Eddy , the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes, “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 494 ).

Freedom from sexism in the workplace

Recent news reports and articles about the sexism that’s still encountered by women in some situations remind me of discriminatory practices that I learned to overcome through relying on prayer and the teachings of Christian Science.   My technical career began at a time when there were few women working in technical fields.

The delight of divinity

I teach Sunday School , and I’ve been observing and appreciating the charm (one meaning of that word is the power or quality of giving delight) that our Sunday School students express. There was the cartwheel after Sunday School ended; the second grader singing the hymns at the top of his lungs (and in tune!); the high schooler’s recounting of the touchdown pass he caught.

Prayer—invitation and demand

Spiritual reasoning and heartfelt outreach to God are natural to us as spiritual thinkers. 

Getting along with Mom

“Are you kidding me? You want me to do what?! How stupid!” Yep, that was teenage me, bristling internally every time my mom told me what to do. Thoughts like these would then lead to harsh conversations where I said things to my mom I later realized I didn’t mean.