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2013

Reflection and recovery

While praying to heal back injury, this writer found fresh inspiration in Jesus’ story of the Prodigal Son.

Big Brother or Infinite Father-Mother?

Big Brother, in the George Orwell novel 1984 , is the dictator of a totalitarian state whose ruling party claims to have everyone’s interests at heart, but instead attempts to control people’s thoughts and actions. Though party propaganda claims Big Brother exists, it's not clear in the novel if he's real or simply a fabrication of the party in order to personify it.

A New Member of the Board of Trustees

We are pleased to share the good news that, in addition to serving on the Christian Science Board of Directors, Scott Preller, CSB, has once again been appointed as a Trustee of The Christian Science Publishing Society. You may recall that in 2011 Scott stepped away from his work on the Board of Trustees to serve as President of the Board of Education.

The blessings of gratitude and forgiveness

When we persist in our prayers to forgive and love more, God blesses us with the patience, perseverance, and strength to do so.

Museums and miracles

I’ve had many wonderful healings in Christian Science—all over the world, in fact. A unique one happened while I was traveling in France.

The Christ is the calm

I think it is fair to say that we all want peace, calm, and comfort in our lives. I’ve come to realize that it’s something I greatly desire, and it is promised by Jesus: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever” ( John 14:16 ).

Why the ‘creative edge’ is spiritual

Unstoppable creativity is ours—when we know where it comes from.

Losing our ‘sense material’

The understanding that good is unchanging heals grief.

How I prayed for ‘Solar Mamas’

While praying for the women in a documentary, a writer realizes that the men need to be prayed for, too.

Don’t fall for the trick

A teacher learns to see through the “masks” that come to her door—of thought.