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Leaving it to God—or to chance? By Tom Taffel

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Web Original Leaving it to God—or to chance? By Tom Taffel As an undergraduate at Rochester Institute of Technology, I was required to take a course in statistical analysis.  Although the course was rather forgettable, one concept intrigued me: “Poisson Probability,” the work of Siméon-Denis Poisson in the 1830s.  Poisson was a statistician specializing in “non-events”—things which did not take place within… 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 the… Read more »

Election Follow Up

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     … “and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil.” Mary Baker Eddy S&H 233:6) This election was one of the most important in my lifetime.   With so much at stake, I turned to the Christian Science Hymnal for comfort and healing.   Hymn 292, “The Dutch Hymn… Read more »

“God: The Producer and Director”

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  “God: The Producer and Director” By Tom Taffel Christian Science Sentinel June 19, 1971 Volume 73,     Number 25 There were almost too many reasons why I couldn’t make a motion picture for Pan American World Airways.  I was a college student without financial backing, technical training, or practical experience. And yet, the project seemed right.  As I silenced human… Read more »

Forgiveness

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  Forgiveness and healing By Tom Taffel From the Christian Science Sentinel – April 18, 2012   Forgiveness promotes healing, and healing supports forgiveness; they are two different sides of the same coin. Unforgiving thoughts foster fear, hatred, and, on a grand scale, war and death. But an overly simplistic approach to forgiveness, such as, “Oh, never mind. Just forgive and forget!”… Read more »

Animal Magnetism for Dummies by Tom Taffel

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Daily Bread 04/02/2012 Animal Magnetism For Dummies by  Tom Taffel Let’s be clear….animal magnetism is nothing;  it’s not real and it has no power — because it does not exist in reality.  It has no more cause, substance, law or power than the false belief that 2 + 2 = 5 … (which, admittedly, can be problematic if you happen to… Read more »

“Love alone is life” – A Testimony by Tom Taffel

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  My work was cut out for me….get rid of the fear, my fear,  Jess’ fear, the hospital staff’s fear.  We read in the Bible that “Perfect love casteth out fear.” And that’s exactly what I needed to see in place of the morbid human picture; perfect love.     “Love alone is life”      by  Tom Taffel         March 5, 2012… Read more »

“Crisis at Ho Chi Minh International Airport: God’s Law vs. International Law”

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“Crisis at Ho Chi Minh International Airport: God’s Law vs. International Law” By Tom Taffel With only two hours until flight time, we found ourselves in a crisis at Saigon’s Ho Chi Minh City International Airport – while leading a group of twenty-eight Americans to visit Cambodia’s ancient temples of Angkor Wat.   Upon checking in, Vietnam Airlines informed Bill that… Read more »

I Am – Because – I am

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I Am – Because – I Am By Tom Taffel February 14, 2012   I am grateful for unlimited abundance Because I am learning that abundance isn’t what I have, but what I give.   I am striving to be more generous, gracious and compassionate Because I am part of the seamless flow of good.   I am in need of… Read more »

“Keep Moving – with the holidays”

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  “Keep Moving –  with the holidays”                                  by Tom Taffel With the new year just around the corner, many of us may be contemplating moving, making lifestyle changes, changes in employment or even family situations.  Whatever the need for change, the one word that strikes a universal chord among us all is “movement.” Movement comes effortlessly and naturally at times… Read more »