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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 ).

Prayers for our grown-up children

When our children grow up, leave home, and move from our immediate care, it can feel as if we lose a connection with them. But we can embrace our adult children in our prayers.

Wildfires dissipate

A few years ago I was staying with friends in the hills above Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. A number of wildfires were alight in the area because of very dry weather conditions.

The infinite source of inspiration

As we navigate the waters of daily life, we sometimes find ourselves in front of an obstacle that seems insurmountable. We may feel we don’t have enough in our spiritual “gas tank” of inspiration.

Healing complete?

The Christian Science spiritual method of caring for difficulties differs from all material methods. One of the most significant differences is that as we go about our work of solving a problem through prayer, in our hearts we know the problem is already solved because it’s unknown to God and therefore has no actual reality.