by Don Ingwerson
It’s been coming for a long time – in fact ever since Jesus first raised the dead and healed the sick – the view that health is not a condition of matter, but of mind.Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
How often do you find yourself “waiting in line” for God’s goodness to be present? I know that I’ve been in situations where I am waiting for a healing of some inharmony in my life. But I just read the latest Christian Science Monitor’s article titled “The beauty of today” and the author reminded me that – just like her – I don’t have to wait for future harmony.Continue Reading
This month, our Spanish translated blog comes from Thomas Mitchinson, my colleague from Illinois:
Cuando mis hijos eran chicos les encantaba “Aladín”, la película de dibujos animados de Disney. Una de sus partes favoritas era cuando el genio cantaba la canción “Un amigo fiel”. La letra incluye la frase “Tienes un amigo fiel en mí”, que alude a la posibilidad de tener una amistad incondicional. Esto puede ser algo difícil de lograr en estos tiempos, especialmente cuando la vida parece ser tan frenética, inestable y estresante. Es fácil sentirse solo y ansioso de tener compañía.Continue Reading
A guest post written by Evelyn Brookins from Laguna Niguel, California
Do you find that listening to the news of the day is enlightening, fulfilling, satisfying? Or does it foster anxiety and trepidation? I know the purpose of the news is to inform us. But how informative and reliable is it? For instance, in 1866 a New England woman sustained severe injuries from a fall on the ice. According to the newspaper report, she was carried into a nearby house and a doctor was called. That’s the end of the report. There was no follow-up, no further interest from the media. I suspect that this is a common factor in today’s reporting.
But, as one famous reporter enjoyed saying, “Here’s the rest of the story.”Continue Reading
In a time where it seems difficult to “turn off” the occupied thought, how do you find a way to gain sense of peace and balance? In the following article from The Christian Science Monitor, Allison J. Rose-Sonnesyn explains how she found balance in her life.
I was exhausted. I’d worked until almost midnight, come home, slept for an hour and a half, and now I was sitting in my study at 2:30 a.m. It was Wednesday morning, and before heading back to work, I had to complete a project to be presented that evening at my church. I was also still answering work emails. This was becoming routine. I thought to myself, “Something has to give. I can’t keep up this pace much longer!”Continue Reading
True love: sounds like the title of a fairytale, right? Is it solely reserved for certain people at certain times? Thankfully, no! Love is an ever-present active force for all. A recent article in The Christian Science Monitor written by Ellen J. Wolf dives deeper on this subject:
There’s a running thread throughout the Bible about how to achieve true happiness. It is to love God supremely and to love another as oneself.
Christ Jesus deemed these two actions to be imperative. When asked what he saw as the No. 1 law, he responded: “The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:29-31).Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
To everyone engaged in the current quest for health, the healing works that Christ Jesus did centuries ago invite a search for truth about our own relationship to God and how that relationship directly affects our health. Jesus’ influence on life and spirituality still speaks to us, and his success in treating disease remains unparalleled by modern medicine.
For centuries people believed that his healing works couldn’t be repeated. But as the age of scientific inquiry dawned, the question inevitably came up: were there scientific laws behind what Jesus did that could be repeatedly demonstrated?Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
Although there are many people who say that prayer or the call for prayer is doing nothing, and there are even incidents of prayer shaming, it seems many more people are turning to God in prayer for help and healing. This article by The Christian Science Monitor shows us why: Why the Tweet #PrayFor Has Staying Power. Prayer may mean different things to different people, but this hymn from The Christian Science Hymnal profoundly presents the yearnings people have when they pray:Continue Reading
There’s been so much in the news lately that seems overwhelming and I thought this article from The Christian Science Monitor helpful in addressing personal adversity – and the laws that apply personally apply just as powerfully to any other adversity. This is a Monitor’s Christian Science Perspective article by Susan Booth Mack Snipes:
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