It’s summertime and the living is not always so easy.
Consequently, many people are looking forward to, or heading out on, a summer vacation.Continue Reading
A guest post written by Charles Lindahl from Fullerton, California
When an overweight woman was asked why she drove past five churches of her denomination to attend one considerably farther from her home, she replied, “Because that is the only place I don’t feel judged.”Continue Reading
A guest post written by Anne Stearns Condon from Thousand Oaks, California
Is peace on earth a possibility today? With the media reporting daily about wars, death, and retaliation, is there even a chance for harmony and tranquility to take hold in our world?Continue Reading
A guest post written by Kathleen Osborne from Riverside, California
“I had excellent eyesight going into the course, but, it wasn’t so much seeing as learning to perceive,” said Navy Seal sniper, Chris Kyle, in his book American Sniper, after he was accepted into the Navy’s sniper school. This idea was a key component to his success, but he also learned in his training that he didn’t have to see everything, just his target.Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
Recently, I was lifted to new levels of inspiration by the story of Louis Zamperini in Unbroken, a film about a WWII veteran who survived being tortured in a Japanese POW camp, and also by the unbelievable response from the people in Paris, France to the horror, outrage, and despair surrounding the brutal attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, when thousands of people gathered in defiance of and solidarity against this horrible act. Continue Reading
A guest post written by Robert Schult from Monrovia, California
Does God have a DNA code?
In the 1960’s scientists put forth what is the current understanding of Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), in which DNA exists within every living organism that can function on its own. This DNA code has led scientists to believe they can predict what diseases we are susceptible to and how long we will live because this code passes these inherited instructions from our parents on to us.Continue Reading
A guest post written by Noie LaRue from Newport Beach, California
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:Continue Reading
A guest post written by Mary Lou MacKenzie, from Lancaster, California.
Someone recently suggested that I would find The Gospel of Mary to be an interesting read. They were so right – partly because of the fact that a woman wrote it, but mostly because it really shows a more enlightened view of reality, matter, and sin.Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
Heartfelt wishes of health and happiness go out to all this Christmas! I thought it would be appropriate to share with you an article titled, “What Christmas Means to Me,” which is 19th-century health researcher Mary Baker Eddy’s inspired thoughts on the holiday, originally published in Ladies Home Journal in 1907. Enjoy – and Merry Christmas!Continue Reading
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?”Continue Reading