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Mash-up of this week's web highlights
Two new blog posts and a report on the recovery of a doctor caught my attention late this week. All three are special - quite worthy of a look.
Christian Science teacher Diane Marrapodi asks, "What are we left with when there are no words, or when words fail to meet the demand for comfort and healing, or when words are just, well…words?... When trials appear and 'there are no words', you can reliably trust the ever-presence of spiritual sense. It enables you to recognize and feel the love of God. You can know and see, with scientific certainty, that God is blessing you right now. "
Christian Science teacher Barbara Pettis asks, "Sometimes someone will ask us if we’re a pessimist or an optimist—do we see the glass half-empty or half-full? But a better question would be, are we materially minded, or are we spiritually minded?A materially minded individual tends to be one who thinks in terms of what is physically possible or impossible, whereas a spiritually minded individual will be more apt to think in terms of “with God, all things are possible.” What a difference these two perspectives can make! "
And People magazine has a health update on the doctor receiving care in an Atlanta hospital after returning to the US from Ebola-ravaged Liberia. I was touched by his plea: "As you continue to pray for Nancy and me, yes, please pray for our recovery. More importantly, pray that we would be faithful to God's call on our lives in these new circumstances."
All three will take you into a faith that goes deeper than a surface belief in God. They show a conviction and practice born of experience with God - of a growing spiritual understanding of Him and of unselfed love.
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I have practiced Christian Science professionally in
some form since 1979.
But my journey with
Christian Science started
in a Sunday school
where as a young child
I was taught the Scriptures and some simple basics
of Jesus' method of
scientific Christian healing.
A significant experience
at the age of twelve
opened my eyes to
the great potential
of this practice.
After impaling my foot
on a nail,
I prayed the way I had learned
in Sunday school.
the pain stopped
and healing began.
By the next morning the wound had disappeared completely.
the great potential
of Christian Science,
there would be no