We’re heading into Memorial Day weekend in the US and many find this weekend especially filled with family gatherings and the possibility of finding that great bargain sale. But it’s also a time set aside specifically to honor those who have died while serving our country.Continue Reading
Want to break the chain of addiction? My colleague Keith Wommack of Texas describes one mans’s journey to spiritual freedom.
“I always had a cigarette in my mouth. The first thing I did in the morning was light up.”Continue Reading
A guest post written by Elizabeth Anne Nelson from San Diego, California.
Some time ago I had the opportunity to join my colleagues for a ride on the ”Pink Jeep” tour in Sedona, Arizona. The ride over the red rocks was fun, bumpy, and exhilarating. It was also a celebration of what I had experienced during the prior few days while participating in a library service in distant education conference in Phoenix.Continue Reading
“I’m about to explode!”
This was the shout I heard from an agitated county jail prisoner, who punctuated his shouts with waving arms, hopping feet, and a contorted face. Another volunteer and I were at the jail to conduct a Christian Science church service and this outburst occurred quite suddenly just as a group of inmates arrived. For a minute, there were feelings of shock and fear along with feelings of uncertainty as to how to help. But there was also genuine care and concern expressed by his fellow inmates.Continue Reading
When I read a San Gabriel Valley Tribune article about insurance, it reminded me of when I told my parents that I was discontinuing my health insurance. I felt that my study of Christian Science was giving me an understanding of God that was meeting all my human needs – including my health care.Continue Reading
Is July 4th just a day for barbecues, friends, and family?
It seemed that way to a friend of mine a few years ago at an Independence Day neighborhood gathering. He was very surprised to learn that most of the kids attending didn’t know why they were celebrating.Continue Reading
The early settlers in what became the United States took with them copies of the Magna Carta. My colleague Tony Lobl writes and lectures on spirituality and health, and recently wrote about “the Great Charter” and the influence it continues to have on our lives today.Continue Reading
A guest post written by Curtis Wahlberg from Lake Forest, California
Even with less news these days about the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, the subject of healthcare is not going away. People know health is important, so they’re talking about it and about the care they’re getting.Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
Tomorrow is Independence Day! Some may ask what The Declaration of Independence has to do with the topic of health. I maintain that it has everything to do with the health of a nation. “Like our nation, Christian Science has its Declaration of Independence. God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. Man is properly self governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love.”
A guest post written by Ginny Nilsen
When I recently saw a San Gabriel Valley Tribune article about insurance, it reminded me of when I told my parents that I was discontinuing my health insurance. I felt that my study of Christian Science was giving me an understanding of God that was meeting all my human needs – including my health care. But when my parents heard of my decision, they were very worried because I had experienced many health problems while growing up. My mother felt powerless as she saw the ineffectiveness of pursuing health from the medical model, and yet she continued to rely on this model to give me some kind of comfort and relief from disease, suffering, and pain.
Thankfully, As a young adult I had been learning in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, about a God who is not just loving, but Love itself; a God who is self-existent and knows only good; a God who created man in his image and likeness where man is completely innocent, pure, and whole. It was also giving me the way to defend myself mentally and feel God’s protection in all ways. I found this truth indeed set me free of any limiting sense of health, peace, purpose, and confidence.
I first became fully aware of this freedom when a feeling came over me that caused me to take stock. I had never felt that feeling before. I thought, “Oh, this is what confidence feels like!” Another clear instance of freedom came when I started out the front door to get the mail. My thought was so free of anxiety, fear, heaviness, or imaginings that I found myself running. I had long hated running – it was so hard and uncomfortable. But here I was, running freely to the mailbox. I loved it. It felt great. From then on I took almost daily runs until I switched to water aerobics. The freedom from self-consciousness and the fullness of a God-consciousness and prayer is totally satisfying.
Health is such a built-in state of consciousness as reflected by divine Law, God. The same is true for all of God’s qualities such as happiness, intelligence, discernment, and listening. I am so grateful for the understanding of God that Christian Science gives and the understanding that health, peace, and brotherhood for all is not only ensured, it is guaranteed.