Monthly Archives: December 2012

A glorious face

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  “Peace be still!” OUR Father is at the helm. Mary Baker Eddy                                   A glorious face Sylvia Lenore Loyd From the February 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal * Photo courtesy of It Gets Better. I thought this was my beginning: just a surname the same as… Read more »

Rising above rejection

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  The Narrative declares that being wearied by his journey, Jesus sat on the well.  And there came a women of Samaria to draw water.  Jesus said to her, ‘Give me to drink’ (John 4:7).  She parried the request with the reminder that she was not a Samaritan, and he of the jews, and there was no dealings between them…. Read more »

“Time, the world’s greatest illusion” by Tom Taffel

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    What if you were to resolve things into thoughts and not think of a sunset as a daily event which takes place at a predictable time, but as an experience, a different dimension, unbounded by time; a quality of beauty and not a predictable, measured event?   Wouldn’t that be liberating– de-emphasizing matter, making it less consequential while focusing on… Read more »

When tragedy strikes: a prayerful response to the shootings in Connecticut

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  “God give to them more of His dear love that heals the wounded heart”. Mary Baker Eddy (“The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany,” p. 257). When tragedy strikes: a prayerful response to the shootings in Connecticut A Christian Science perspective: A prayer for comfort after the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn. By Judith Hardy Olson / December 15,… Read more »

Give Them Wings to Fly

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    Give Them Wings to Fly by Mindy Jostyn * Photo Courtesy of allposters.com                               Give Then Wings to Fly   I do believe that heaven sends angels from above Sheltering the children God has given me to love For nothing is as sacred as… Read more »

Prayer for Sandy Hook Elementary

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   “As a country we have been through this too many times – an elementary school in Newtown, a shopping mall in Oregon, a temple in Wisconsin, a movie theater in Aurora, a street corner in Chicago. These are our neighborhoods, these children are our children. We have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, no… Read more »

Unconditional love—no ifs about it

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  Unconditional love—no ifs about it BY WILLIAM H. HILL From the September 4, 2006 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel * Photo courtesy of allposters.com   THE LIFE OF Christ Jesus represents the greatest model of unconditional love. Jesus demonstrated the true, divine sense of love—with no strings attached. No “I will love you if….” His Sermon on the Mount in the Bible advocates… Read more »

Our Father-Mother–God

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                                Our Father-Mother–God * Photo Courtesy of allposters.com THE Bible uses a number of different terms to convey the tender sense of God’s love, which is a central point in its teachings. Christ Jesus spoke of God as Father and Shepherd, and the book of… Read more »

“No One Is Fatherless”

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    Our mental health is not dependent on the presence or absence of a human father. Now I understood that I had a Father that would always be with me.  That Father was God.  He would love me unconditionally, guide my life and protect me. * Tim Mitchinson – Sentinel Audio chat –  “Real Fatherhood”     No One Is… Read more »

Never without mothering or motherhood

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    Never without mothering or motherhood A Christian Science perspective:   There’s never a moment when anyone can be separated from God’s mothering love.   The Bible, referring to God, says, “As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you” (Isa. 66:13). And Christ Jesus taught about a loving, forgiving God, who would never leave us comfortless. Mary Baker Eddy, who… Read more »