Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Week to take your breath away – Daily Bread – 02/28/2014

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  The last shall be first, and the first last,” so that God and His idea may be to us what divinity really is and must of necessity be, – all-inclusive. Mary Baker Eddy (Science and Health 116:8) * Divine love is having its day in our day. CS    3:51 Chic – Good Times (Tilt 1979) by Luis Channel 3… Read more »

The Victory Over Addiction, Part 2 with Virginia Harris, C.S.B.

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  “Suicide and Suicide Risk in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations: Review and Recommendations,” Key Findings and Recommendations: Although multiple studies point to elevated rates of depression, anxiety and substance abuse among sexual minority people, the panel found that these problems, by themselves, do not account for the higher rates of suicide attempts that have been reported by LGBT… Read more »

The first drug czar speaks – Daily Bread – 02/26/2014

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  How A Big Drug Company Inadvertently Got Americans Hooked On Heroin In dozens of seminars in ritzy hotel conference rooms across North America, the company sold doctors on the idea that the time-release function made OxyContin perfect for a population of patients who were suffering from chronic pain. Representatives also argued that the drug’s spaced-out effects made it less likely that… Read more »

From Our Leader – Daily Bread – 02/25/2014

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  19And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. Matthew 4:19     Finally, brethren; wait patiently on God … and follow your Leader only so far as she follows Christ. Mary Baker Eddy Message to the Mother Church in 1901            … Read more »

How can I keep from feeling discouraged and second-guessing my choices when a healing is delayed? By Mary Trammel, C.S.B. – Daily Bread – 02/24/2014

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  What really became important to me was uplifting my “spirit” by living more of what Christian Science teaches that God is—Life, Truth, Love, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Principle. Especially Love. Remembering how much God loves each one of His/Her children, including me. And how much I love God. That helped so much! I started feeling a peace I hadn’t felt… Read more »

The Temptation of Addiction by Virginia Harris, C.S.B. – Weekend Edition – 02/22/2014

  Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in… Read more »

The Prodigal Sons – Daily Bread – 02/21/2014

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  This is what is meant by seeking Truth, Christ, not ‘for the loaves and fishes,’ nor, like the Pharisee, with the arrogance of rank and display of scholarship, but like Mary Magdalene,  from the summit of devout consecration, with the oil of gladness and the perfume of gratitude, with tears of repentance and with all those hairs all numbered by the… Read more »

When I first read the Christian Science…(+Video) – Daily Bread – 02/20/2014

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  “Parents Beware: Children have become the largest demographic for the Pharmaceutical Industry. Adam Omkara: So what are you working on now? Gwen: I’m presently contributing to an anthology of works, called “Drugging our Children: How Profiteers are Pushing Antipsychotics on our Youngest,” coming out this fall. A Medco Health Solutions Report in 2009 showed children to be the largest growth… Read more »

The Promise of Placebos – and the Promise Beyond? – Daily Bread – 02/19/2014

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  This is what happened to one man after brain scans determined he had the disease and his doctors told him there was no cure. Rather than resigning himself to the prognosis he decided to revert to a spiritual practice he’d once briefly known – Christian Science. He “focused on being in the presence of God”, studied Science and Health with Key to… Read more »

Patient Safety – An Urgent Priority – Daily Bread – 02/18/2014

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  “Gwen Olsens words are powerful. Her message absolutely frightening. Below is a transcript of our conversation as well as a video of Gwen speaking out, including her appearance on a CBS Evening News Eye On Your Children news segment. Adam Omkara: So you went into the industry with an altruistic mindset and you wanted to help people. When was it made apparent… Read more »