Monthly Archives: September 2012

‘Love thy neighbor as thyself’ – Is it still practical?

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  ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself’ – Is it still practical? A Christian Science perspective on daily life.   “Love thy neighbour as thyself.” Can it still effectively address the complexity of contemporary disputes such as this one? Two thousand years ago, that biblical command was spelled out in response to a questioner, asking which is the greatest commandment. The… Read more »

Resolved to love

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I make strong demands on love, call for active witnesses to prove it, and noble sacrifices and grand achievements as its results …. Love cannot be a mere abstraction, or goodness without activity and power. Mary Baker Eddy   Resolved to love From October 18, 2004 Bringing a spiritual perspective to daily life   That week, same-sex marriages had become legal in… Read more »

Division or divine vision?

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  “No church, or society, or informal group, is left out.” Fujiko Signs 2010 President TFCCS Division or divine vision? By Fujiko Signs Reprinted from The Christian Science Monitor   No matter how expert we are at negotiating, one of the most practical tools for establishing harmony is to think more from a spiritual perspective. Spiritually, we can trust that… Read more »

Welcome embracechristianscience.com

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  In her address to Christian Scientists in Chicago in 1888,  Mrs. Eddy said: “In obedience to the divine nature, man’s individuality reflects the divine law and order of being.  How shall we reach our true selves?  Through Love … I will love, if another hates.  I will gain a balance on the side of good, my true being.  This… Read more »

So, why are we doing this?

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Called to Music: –  View the Video  – Angels are everywhere   So, why are we doing this? From the Official Blog of Thomas Mitchinson, Illinois Committee on Publication   I spend a lot of my time researching, writing, editing and posting my blogs.  As many of you know, I blog twice a week, every Monday and Thursday.  For the… Read more »

Special Edition – A Gay Dad Sounds Off on National Suicide Prevention Day

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  Remember you are beautiful just the way you are. Don’t believe anyone who tells you differently.  You will meet other people like you and they will think you are fantastic too.  The hard times in your life will become a hazy memory—all you need to take from those times are the lessons you learned about how strong you are—and… Read more »

Abraham Lincoln

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  2:21 Lincoln – View the video –   LINCOLN is in theaters November 9th, 2012 (Limited) and Nationwide November 16th, 2012. Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner …   “Whenever any church will inscribe over its altar, as its sole qualification for membership, – the Savior’s condensed statement of the substance of both Law and Gospel, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God… Read more »

Angels in Texas

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    From strength to strength go on; O wrestle, fight, and pray; Tread all the powers of darkness down, And win the well-fought day.   Christian Science Hymnal #312 Angels in Texas By Michael Morgan time4thinkers.com *photo – courtesy of allposters.com – Jacob wrestles with the angel by Eugene delacroix   Living life spontaneously has long been a way I’ve… Read more »

Character

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 MAN OF STEEL – Official Trailer (2013) 1:34 Release Date: June 14, 2013 Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Director: Zack Snyder 1 month ago | 4,858,049 views  * Pliny gives the following description of the character of true greatness: “Doing what deserves to be written, and writing what deserves to be read; and rendering the world happier and better for having lived in it”  Strive thou… Read more »

Carrots, Eggs, and Coffee – Evan Mehlenbacher C.S.B.

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  Emilia said… I have heard this parable before but not for awhile. It is a good one! It is such a good reminder for all of us.  Thanks for this gentle reminder, Evan, to deal with adversity with “grace” and to not give in to the pressure/strain and let mortal mind win and change us, but to let it… Read more »