A Bible Scholar Shares Ideas on How to Promote Health

A Bible Scholar Shares Ideas on How to Promote Health

A guest post written by Madelon Maupin from Newport Beach, California There is a Scriptural guideline for how we build church – or spread the healing message of Christ – in the book of Acts 13:4 - 11. It's the story of Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey and their encounter with two individuals that represent the types of people we may meet in our own healing journey. First, Paul and Barnabas are 'sent out by the Holy Continue Reading

Listen to an Audio Chat: A Spiritual Approach to Health Care

Listen to an Audio Chat: A Spiritual Approach to Health Care

Gary Jones, Christian Science practitioner, teacher, and Manager of the Federal Office for the Committee on Publication in Washington, DC, answers questions about turning to a spiritual approach to health care - which was exemplified by Christ Jesus healing multitudes, and by Mary Baker Eddy, who wrote Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which opened the door of health and healing to millions who read it and practice what it Continue Reading

Do You Have Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening?

Do You Have Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening?

A guest post written by Ginny Nilson from Monrovia, California. This list of the 12 Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening has been posted on many, many web sites for quite a while now, but I just saw it for the first time a couple of weeks ago. A smile came to my heart and complete joy and gratitude filled my day as I thought about what the list meant to me. I had never thought before that I have 'symptoms' I would want to have and keep! Having Continue Reading

Christmas Gift Viewed With Wonder

Christmas Gift Viewed With Wonder

A guest post written by Anne Stearns Condon from Santa Barbara, California. The celebration of the birth of the Christ child is a momentous event in all of history, and it appeals greatly to the childlike thought. The wonder of its happening, the simplicity of its setting, the humble surroundings of the manger, all of these factors capture the attention of children’s sweet innocence. And a child is naturally drawn to a heroic figure. No one Continue Reading

Unwrap the Gift of Health this Holiday

Unwarp the Gift of Health This Holiday

Merry Christmas to all in Southern California and around the world! I wanted to share with you an article my colleague, Keith Wommack, wrote about a very special type of gift you can give and receive that has health benefits - the kiss! Most kisses are motivated by love, and research shows that it is actually love that promotes health. It is love, not the kiss, which leads to healthy outcomes. Perhaps, the kiss could be considered a symbol, Continue Reading

What if We Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas?

What if We Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas?

A guest post written by Donna Clifton from Whittier, California. “Christmas is all about getting exactly what you want!” Believe it or not, those were the actual words in a radio advertisement I heard, and they dismayed me. Although the normal mantra is that Christmas is about giving, not getting, this sentiment is belied by the questions we often hear right after Christmas: “What did you get?” “Was Santa good to you this year?” The Continue Reading

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

A guest post written by B. B. Prest from San Diego, California. Ready for that turkey dinner this year? And what about giving thanks – will that be on the menu? For many of us it will be. But for others, it may not. In thinking about giving thanks, I am reminded of the Biblical account from Luke about the ten lepers who were healed, and Christ Jesus’ question to the one (a Samaritan) who returned to give thanks, “Were there not ten Continue Reading

Tenderness and Healing

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Guest post written by Stewart Moses One of the best known healings performed by Jesus Christ in the New Testament is the recovery of a young girl from a mortal illness.  The version of this act in the Gospel of Mark is particularly vivid. The local religious leader, Jairus, is desperate to have Jesus come and heal his daughter, but Jesus is delayed while healing a woman suffering from a hemorrhage of long duration. In the meantime a messenger Continue Reading

Mom’s Open Secret

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A guest post written by Sheila Kelly I found Junior High exciting. For the first time I experienced having a different teacher for every class and being able to choose electives for the first time, as students were encouraged to start making choices about what was important in their lives. Friends started talking about their ideals, and I really started thinking about happiness – which for me meant not only happiness for myself but also Continue Reading

Altitude of Thought – Healthy Thinking

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A guest post written by Noie LaRue Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you kept on blaming yourself or others for the things that are going wrong? I hadn’t really realized that I did that all that often until I was on a trip and at each roadblock or problem my first reaction was to cast that blame: “I know I had explained what he needed to do more than once. It certainly isn’t my fault!” Or, “I e-mailed my car reservation in Continue Reading