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Inspiration, not time, key to writing for the periodicals

From the January 1995 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Writing for the Christian Science periodicals is one of the lovely and rewarding opportunities to demonstrate the unlimited spiritual capacities we each have. It's rather surprising how often we unquestioningly accept limitations and obstructions.

For example, before entering the public practice of Christian Science some years ago, I had written several articles that were published in the Christian Science Sentinel. As the demands on my time increased, however, I felt I no longer had the opportunity to pursue and develop this activity.

Ten years later I found myself twice as busy, and I began to rethink my attitudes and priorities in every direction. Among other things, I woke up to the fact that writing for the periodicals shouldn't be measured by how much time we have. Instead, we can learn to "pause,—wait on God." In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy writes: "Beholding the infinite tasks of truth, we pause,— wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory." Science and Health, p. 323 Sharing the healing ideas of Christian Science in a broader way is a natural outcome of our love for mankind. Writing for the periodicals shows our deep appreciation for the laws of God and their practical application to daily affairs.