Gratitude Lifts Mind and Body Over Himalayan Pass

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A gratitude-based approach to healthcare has its rewards and my colleague Eric Nelson experienced the benefits it brings when he was trekking through the Himalayan Mountains. Even though the mountains in Southern California aren't nearly as rigorous, Eric's message is just as pertinent. I'm sharing an excerpt, and there’s a link below to the full article. As far as I know, my wife and I had already purchased our tickets to Nepal before Continue Reading

Thanksgiving

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A guest post written by Diana Colarossi from San Juan Capistrano, California. Is Thanksgiving, a day, a holiday, or a state of mind? Does it matter if we celebrate Thanksgiving among friends, family, or alone? Thanksgiving isn’t a day. It’s a state of mind giving gratitude to God. Thanks to God shouldn’t be confined to one special day of the year. Nor is it a time that must be spent with people, for joy can also be found in the quiet 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

The Feast of Thanksgiving

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A guest post written by Anne Stearns Condon from Thousand Oaks, California. Our dinner tables will soon be spread with the bounty of our perennial harvest. It is the great day of shared abundance known to all as Thanksgiving. Plates will be piled high with favorite dishes amid the usual traditional fare. This is a holiday that all Americans celebrate in unity. Many will express gratitude to God for their ample provisions. And many have Continue Reading

Thanksgiving

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A guest post written by Diana Colarossi Is Thanksgiving, a day, a holiday, or a state of mind? Does it matter if we celebrate Thanksgiving among friends, family, or alone? Thanksgiving isn’t a day. It’s a state of mind giving gratitude to God. Thanks to God shouldn’t be confined to one special day of the year. Nor is it a time that must be spent with people, for joy can also be found in the quiet solitude of God’s presence. Gratitude Continue Reading

Giving Thanks

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A guest post written by B. B. Prest 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 cleansed? but where are the Continue Reading

In the House of God

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  A guest post written by Sheila Kelly On a blustery afternoon six days before Thanksgiving I was serving in my local Christian Science Reading Room when I was introduced to a lady near the sales counter who was listening to hymns on earphones. As she asked for a CD called Jubilation, we discovered that we had a mutual interest in Bel Canto singing. She asked me to sing something, and then I asked her to sing, too. She had an Continue Reading

Get Healthy. Be Grateful!

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A guest post by Kay Stroud, the Christian Science Media Representative and Legislative Liaison (or Christian Science Committee on Publication) for the State of Queensland, Australia There were many stories of heroism, compassion and selflessness coming to light last week on Remembrance Day. Similar accounts have been shared in the wake of the Queensland floods and cyclones earlier this year, involving volunteers, emergency services personnel Continue Reading

The Feast of Thanksgiving

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A guest post written by Anne Stearns Condon (originally published in the Ventura County Star) Our dinner tables will soon be spread with the bounty of our perennial harvest. It is the great day of shared abundance known to all as Thanksgiving. Plates will be piled high with favorite dishes amid the usual traditional fare. This is a holiday that all Americans celebrate in unity. Many will express gratitude to God for their ample Continue Reading

Thought Takes a New Direction

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  A guest post written by Valerie Elliott (originally posted November 2010) With the Thanksgiving season upon us, it is easy for me to give thanks!  But it hasn’t always been that way for me.   I was an agnostic for many years of my adulthood, and pretty much felt if there was a higher power, He wasn’t particularly interested in me.  I felt I was out in the world on my own. It seemed everyone I worked or socialized with felt that Continue Reading