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A Celebration of Life

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A Celebration of Life (Memorial Service) You can use a share A talk by Tom Taffel at the 2018 Emergence Conference Below is a “Celebration of Life Service” you can use and share with others. It’s uplifting, joyous, healing and ‘ready to go.’ In time of need, you will not need to start from scratch and reinvent the wheel. I… Read more »

A Celebration of Life through Music

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Hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal Assembled by Tom Taffel 64,    From Sense to soul my pathway lies before me 134,  I look to Thee in every need 146,  In god I find a precious gift 77,    God is my strong salvation 413,  Let us sing of Easter gladness 263,  Only God can bring us gladness 412,  O dreamer, leave thy… Read more »

Protect and Defend

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by Tom Taffel June 3, 2013 To defend is the natural tendency to guard and fortify. Naturally, we take steps to defend ourselves against the things we think will threaten, attack, and weaken us. This is quite different from being “defensive,” which is often associated with suspicious and distrustful behavior. To me, the battle cry of defensiveness is the costly… Read more »

“Evil is neither communicable nor scientific”

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“Evil is neither communicable nor scientific” by Tom Taffel Revised June 28, 2017 In the truest sense of the word, only good, derived from God, is communicable, scientific and of lasting benefit. God’s thoughts never leave their source. They communicate only good — never evil — as the means to teach us beneficial lessons. Erroneous beliefs can have many camouflages… Read more »

Coming Out for Good

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“Coming Out For Good” by Tom Taffel 8/17/16 Walking through the valley of the shadow of death wasn’t the path I chose; but it was the one in front of me as a gay Christian Science Sunday school student in search of my identity. Although I was athletic and courageous, I was also sensitive, kind, creative, compassionate and artistic. I… Read more »

Emergence International 2015: “A glorious day is dawning”

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At the 2015 Conference in St. Louis, the following keynote speech was delivered by Dr. John Near, retired Professor Emeritus of Music at Principia College. Emergence International 2015: “A glorious day is dawning” Dr. John R. Near, Professor Emeritus of Music, Principia College Good morning! I’d like to begin by reading Hymn 2 from the Christian Science Hymnal. A glorious… Read more »

Conquering Contagion by Rev Paul Peck – Wednesday 04 February

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    Conquering Contagion 8,8,8,8   When others would a plague rehearse, And broadcast fears of woe-some fate; When news brings on an illness’ views, And plans of error conquering man.   Then we must work to soon reverse These lies which foretell, soon or late, A claim that Life would not eschew, Nor can it be within Life’s Plan…. Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court & Marriage Equality 2015 – The Last Dance – Saturday 27 December 2014

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   Justice waits, and is used to waiting; and right wins the everlasting victory. Mary Baker Eddy (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 277)     Donna Summer – Last Dance (Official Video) by Donna Summer 2 years ago 185,882 views Official music video for “Last Dance” by Donna Summer.       Gay Marriage Cases Teed Up For Supreme Court Justices’ Action  |  By By MARK SHERMAN… Read more »

US Supreme Court to Ireland – Marriage Equality Week in Review – Saturday 09 November 2014

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   Justice waits, and is used to waiting; and right wins the everlasting victory. Mary Baker Eddy (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 277) * Be the change that you wish to see in the world. ― Mahatma Gandhi * It’s in Your Hands! Register to vote for Civil Marriage Equality by BeLonG To Youth Services 3 days ago 8,349 views NEW HD CC  … Read more »

EI Welcomes Wyoming as Number 32 on the Top 50 Countdown – Tuesday 21 October 2014

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  LOVE BARS NONE By Richard Henry Lee From the October 20, 1973 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel   Love bars barring; loving all bars none. Richard Henry Lee     The Home Depot Proposal Boys! by TheEllenShow 1 year ago 485,744 views HD CC Spencer’s Home Depot Marriage Proposal by Spencer Stout 1 year ago 12,503,120 views HD     Wyoming Attorney General… Read more »