Have you been to a mountain top lately? My colleague Anna Bowness-Park from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a regular contributor to the Vancouver Sun and writes a thoughtful article on the meaning of Jesus’ life’s work.Continue Reading
A guest post written by Diana Usrey from Escondido, California
My husband made an interesting observation about Halloween the other day. He said it is a holiday celebrating mortality. Now I love sweet little kids dressing up and bobbing for apples and attending parties, and I like trick-or-treat candy.Continue Reading
A guest post written by Curtis Wahlberg
I like the fact that it gets dark every night. That way, I find it easier to settle into bed and get the rest I need. Life is set up remarkably well.
But to simply think that we owe the order of our lives to the power of unintelligent matter is just not reasonable to me. Dust, dirt, plasma, and atoms do not have and have never had an ability to bring about an orderly or productive life and universe. And there are plenty of physicists and biochemists who agree with this idea.
But it is not always easy to explain God or a divine intelligence as being behind our lives, although I have certainly found it important to look in that direction. I’ve found that a greater appreciation for and connection with the source of intelligence keeps proving to be critical to progress. And it’s also critical to health. I’ve found from experience that my health or wellness is not a function of matter but is a function of what I’m discovering of the divine intelligence, of what people refer to as God or the divine Mind. As an example, just recently one of my heels, which had been dry and cracked for years, became nice and smooth.
This didn’t happen because of some new lotion. Rather, a new thought in the direction of God brought an adjustment in my system, resulting in a normal heel.
Life, I find, really is about Mind. The divine Mind has the essential power over all life and the universe. The good in my life has a spiritual basis, which comes from an increase in thoughtfulness, appreciation, and love for our divine purpose.
Health and spiritual researcher Mary Baker Eddy, years ago expounded on this concept, and set the world on course to prove the all-power of God. She wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Divine metaphysics, as revealed to spiritual understanding, shows clearly that all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience,that is, all power, all presence, all Science.”
God is not an irrelevant concept, but has a profound significance in our lives.