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Dear fellow disciple

Imagine going through your mail and finding a letter that begins with this greeting: “To all that be in [your town], beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world” ( Romans 1:7, 8 ).

A response I will never forget

When I was attending college, a dear Christian Science practitioner offered to take me to Sunday School. He was teaching the college-age class.

Protection in a threatening moment

Many years ago, my husband and I were visiting his family in California. I went into the garage to bring in another gallon container of water to finish filling the dinner glasses.

A church that radiates Love

“God is Love” ( I John 4:8 ) is displayed on the wall in most Churches of Christ, Scientist—usually behind the Readers’ platform. In the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy includes a definition of Church that begins by identifying it as “the structure of Truth and Love” ( p.

Putting church ahead of panic

Every time I attend church, I am very grateful to be there and know that healing is radiating out in so many directions. On a recent Sunday morning I was looking forward to attending church after helping out my family.

The good and true news

I had been listening to the news before leaving for our Wednesday testimony meeting. As my husband was driving us to church, I was looking forward to the service as well as the testimonies we would hear.

A swimming lesson and an angel message

As a child, our family holidays were always spent at the seaside, usually in the north of Scotland. I always wanted to be able to swim but for various reasons never learned.

Peace at the gym

The gym I go to has positive messages posted on all the walls, cheerful paint, and bright lighting; but more important, I learned recently it is full of peace! Wall to wall, ceiling to floor.   Here’s how I saw that.

I am grateful!

Expressing gratitude is a daily occurrence for me. In fact, many people have received a unique response from me to the standard greeting, “How are you?” “I am grateful!” I reply, before asking how they are.

Righteous living and good government

Seeing ourselves and those in government as we truly are, spiritual expressions of the Mind that is God, sets a high standard and is a vital part of the universal salvation that God will effect because of His own infinite goodness and love.   In Paul’s letter to the Christians at Rome he writes that they should be subject to the authorities, not only to avoid their wrath but for the sake of doing right (see Romans 13:1–7 ).