Monthly Archives: June 2012

Facing down the pull of suicide

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“I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick” (Ezek. 34:16).   Facing down the pull of suicide Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers (Massachusetts Youth… Read more »

If you’re facing a crisis

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  Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thy own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths . Proverbs 3:5-6 Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. Mary Baker Eddy Science and Health 494:10 If you’re facing a crisis A Christian Science perspective *… Read more »

The Bible: an escape to freedom

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   “the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it” (St. John 1:5, Amplified Bible), Mary Baker Eddy, who founded the Monitor, wrote, “The central fact of the Bible is the superiority of spiritual over physical power” (“Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 131). The Bible: an escape to freedom A Christian Science perspective…. Read more »

Love: shining a light on loneliness

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  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:18   In the words of St. John: “He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.”  This comforter I understand to be Divine Science. Mary Baker Eddy   Science and Health  55:27 Shining light on loneliness * Photo from www.allposters.com with permission… Read more »

With your whole heart

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      With your whole heart A Christian Science perspective: In this age of multitasking, what needs our whole heart? By The editors of the Christian Science Sentinel * photo from www.allposters.com                       To be devoted, to be wholehearted, is a means of understanding right here and now our… Read more »

Addiction healed

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  I just want to say: I thank you, my dear students, who are at work conscientiously and assiduously,  for the good you are doing.  I am grateful to you,  for giving the sick relief from pain,  for giving joy to the suffering and hope to the disconsolate,  for lifting the fallen and strengthening the weak, and encouraging the heart… Read more »

Special Edition – Pride Parade to put faith at the forefront

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  Coming July 2012 Embrace – Chicago’s LGBT Christian Science Group Website and details coming soon . . . Pride Parade to put faith at the forefront Religious groups given higher priority in this year’s marching order By Manya A. Brachear, Chicago Tribune reporter June 24, 2012 Seeking to heal historic rifts between religious congregations and the gay community, organizers of… Read more »

Embrace the journey

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Coming July 2012 Embrace Chicago’s LGBT Christian Science Group   * Every step of the journey, God has revealed Himself as Friend, Mentor, Counselor, Consoler. What greater prize can there be than confidence in the ongoing presence and power of this magnificent, loving God who is with me always and in all ways?   Embrace the journey A Christian Science… Read more »

Unconditional love – a mother’s privilege

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 Think of what you were when called.  Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.  But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak to shame the strong.  God chose the lowly things of the world and the despised things that… Read more »

One Family

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Vintage photo  of  The Christian Science Monitor Newsroom * Recently purchased on Ebay from Jay Parrino’s The Mint  –  www.jp-themint.com We can meet members of that “universal family” again and again on our life journey. This ever-widening concept of family – with God at the head of the table, serving up only the best, expressing His-Her absolute joy and delight… Read more »