My colleague Ingrid Peschke is the media and legislative advocate for Christian Science in Massachusetts and writes regularly about the relationship between consciousness, spirituality and health. The following article written by Ingrid was originally published on HuffPost. You can read and share it HERE or visit Ingrid’s website. Here is what Ingrid wrote about the new Netflix TV series:Continue Reading
Have you ever questioned if something is true or not? My colleague Eric Nelson, Committee on Publication for Northern California, posted a thoughtful blog on this subject that originally appeared on Communities Digital News. Eric writes: Continue Reading
Can knowing God’s goodness have an immediate and practical effect? My colleague Wendy Margolese from Northern Ontario, Canada answers this question with a spiritual perspective that was recently published in The Christian Science Monitor. Wendy writes:
In my late 30s, my mother and my mother-in-law, both cherished people in my life, passed away within days of each other. I reeled from grief and felt a darkness overwhelm me. I felt orphaned – bereft of the unconditional love that both these women had expressed toward me.Continue Reading
What’s the best way to feel renewed? Thomas (Tim) Mitchinson, a colleague and a writer, who focuses on the relationship between thought, spirituality, health and trends in that field, gives us much food for thought on this topic. Tim writes: Continue Reading
Does Jesus’ life offer practical insight into today’s pressing issues? My colleague Steven Salt posted a recent blog that is relevant for us to consider. Steven’s article was first published on Cleveland.com and here is what he wrote:Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
We can’t help but be on a journey through life, searching for answers to questions. And sometimes these questions are the profound spiritual questions that become our own personal spiritual quest. I’ve always found deep comfort in Mary Baker Eddy’s hymn (Hymn 207-212) titled Mother’s Evening Prayer.Continue Reading
When it comes to identifying who we are, what is our initial start? My colleague Wendy Margolese, Committee on Publication for Ontario, Canada is a community blogger and shares some thoughtful ideas on this very topic and discusses our divine birthright.
Does our genetic code determine who we are? Studies initially suggested we are our genes – we’ve inherited them. We can shrug off certain personal traits, such as a tendency towards obesity, because it’s part of our inherited nature. But with the advent of the science of epigenetics, new studies now suggest there are ways to alter the way genes behave and thus change that predetermined path.
According to the latest theories of this science, we can modify our genetic health patterns through lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise. This may sound promising and appealing, particularly to many of us living in conditions that allow us to eat well and stay active. However, much of the world’s population does not necessarily follow a recommended diet, nor in many cases, have access to what is considered healthy lifestyle opportunities. This appears to create a disparity in having any hope of affecting the epigenetic calculation.
Read more from Wendy Margolese’s blog.
Are there benefits from sharing one’s religious beliefs? My colleague Eric Nelson, Committee on Publication for Northern California, posted a thoughtful blog that originally appeared on Communities Digital News. Eric writes:
Although I have no scientific evidence to back me up, I’d say a good number of religious people, as engaged and compassionate as they may be, live in a bubble. I should know. I’m one of them.
This bubble is enormous. So enormous, in fact, that I’m able to do just about anything I want – pursue a career, spend time with friends and family, travel the world, get a haircut – all without having to leave my comfort zone; that is, without having to divulge my deeply held religious interests.
Some would say this is probably a good thing, the thought being that once the cat’s out of the bag, there’s no telling what might happen: Either I’ll be put in a position of having to justify my faith, or my presumably nonreligious audience will think that I’m trying to convert them.
Read more from Eric Nelson’s blog.
Can the peace of Love’s presence lessen our fears and worries? My colleague Anna Bowness-Park from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada wrote a thoughtful article on finding peace within each of us. Here is what Anna, a regular contributor to the Vancouver Sun, had to share: Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
I am always interested in new findings on spirituality, and it’s been really interesting to hear about spirituality in relation to children. Studies have now been done with children throughout the world, from the wealthy Christian homes in Canada to the poverty stricken children in New Delhi, and the results are the same: children have an innate spirituality.
Case in point, awhile ago we took our grandson to Disneyland to celebrate his 4th birthday and as we approached the park we said, “Asher we’re celebrating something very special with you today, what is it?”
“Eternity,” he said.Continue Reading