Where can we look to validate our worth? My colleague Ingrid Peschke writes regularly about the relationship between consciousness, spirituality and health, and the following article that answers this question was published in The Christian Science Monitor. Here is what Ingrid wrote:Continue Reading
This month’s Spanish translated blog comes from Leide Lessa, my colleague from Massachusetts:
¿Qué es lo que realmente te hace feliz? ¿La capacidad de comprar?
A fin de año muchos se preocupan con los varios regalos que tienen que comprar para compañeros de trabajo, amigos y familiares, así como con cosas que quieren adquirir para sí mismos o para la casa. A veces el dinero no es suficiente y se piensa que si hubiera más dinero disponible para hacer compras todo sería mejor y más fácil.Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
In this Lives Lived video, we meet Rosalind. On a family trip, she wasn’t able to attend the family activity due to stomach pains and diarrhea. After calling and praying with a Christian Science Practitioner, she was reminded of God’s love for her. This brought her great peace and comfort and led to a full and complete healing. Continue Reading
Is it possible to develop at new you? My colleague Valerie Minard writes about the connection between health, spirituality, and consciousness and shares how we all have multiple talents to discover. Here is the recent blog from Valerie. Continue Reading
Does life get better as we get older? My colleague Eric Nelson, Committee on Publication for Northern California, posted a thoughtful blog that originally appeared on Communities Digital News. Eric writes:
A few years ago, former Obama administration advisor and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel insisted he would rather not stick around until he reaches what most consider to be a ripe old age. “Seventy-five years is all I want to live,” he wrote in a widely circulated essay published in The Atlantic. “I want to celebrate my life while I am still in my prime.”
As Emanuel sees it, “living too long… robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, however, we would do well to challenge such bleak and self-defeating assumptions.
Read more from Eric Nelson’s blog.
Here’s our monthly Spanish translated blog, this time by Debra Chew, my colleague from Tennessee:
Todos hemos dicho “lo creeré cuando lo vea”. Pero, ¿consideramos la afirmación contraria: que vemos y experimentamos lo que creemos, incluyendo lo que creemos sobre el envejecimiento?
Considere la confianza del Dr. Norman Vincent Peale: “La edad no trae por sí misma la degeneración y la discapacidad. Más bien es la creencia de que esto es así lo que las causa”.Continue Reading
Do you have a spiritual plan for the new year? Here is an inspirational exercise plan for every day as we leave the old and put on the new. The article was published last year by my colleague Thomas Mitchinson in the Chicago Tribune and it continues to offer helpful ideas. Thomas wrote:
There is increasing research and evidence that one’s spirituality has an important impact on health. So how can we be more active in improving our spiritual work-outs?
- Take time each day to read from your sacred texts. Whether it be The Bible, the Quran, the Book of Mormon, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, or any book that you find particularly inspiring, take some time each day to read from it. Let it speak to you. Find a passage you find helpful and highlight it, write it in a notebook, or even memorize it. You will then find that when need it, you will have a sacred truth to help you gain the courage needed to face any situation.
- Stretch your spirituality. An athlete will often spend quite a bit of time stretching and limbering up, even before he practices. You can find that this is quite important in the practice of our spirituality also. Stretch yourself. Limber up. Get out of ruts. Do something new. Limber up your forgiveness, your patience, and your tolerance. There are many ways to stretch the love you share: the gentleness, serenity, and goodness you express
Read more from Thomas Mitchinson’s blog.
by Don Ingwerson
Here is another great Lives Lived video. In this account, Scott and his wife were attending an routine parental exam when the doctor noticed an erratic heartbeat with the baby. After being told they would need to have surgery done in the womb, Scott and his wife used prayer to correct the situation and the heartbeat was normalized.Continue Reading