Every one of them says "how are you?" And you always have to say "good," even if you're not good. If you say things aren't good, they'll wonder -- aloud -- why you're placing "limits" on yourself or the situation. All things are possible through God and enough prayer. This does not stop … Continue reading everything is always good
My friend and fellow blogger, Karen the Madcap Christian Scientist recently shared a post entitled "suggestions for talking with" reminding people not to make assumptions, presumptions. She has several lists, including When Christians are talking with atheists, When atheists are talking to theists and so on, until she comes to my two favorite: When non-Christian … Continue reading When Christian Scientists are talking to each other
While Buddhists focus on the Rights of the Noble Eightfold Path, Christian Scientists focus on things like “the right hand soap,” the “right Sunday School teacher” and the “right” dictionary. Yes, the right dictionary. You might think all dictionaries are the same, but you’d be wrong. If you’re a good Christian Scientist you spend a … Continue reading the Right Dictionary, what is Love?
I follow a number of blogs written by both practicing and former Christian Scientists. I try to find ones that are inspiring, thought provoking, different, well-researched, and relatively new to the scene. There are lots of interesting CS and former-CS bloggers out there. The other day, LebensFreude-Heilung (for the English, visit Vitality and Healing) posted … Continue reading supernatural & highly abstract hygiene
In the car today Kid1 wanted to listen to kid music. I obligingly put on the kid-appropriate album on the ipod and up popped the five little monkeys song. For those of you fortunate enough not to have heard it well over a hundred times, the premise is there are five little monkeys jumping on … Continue reading no more monkeys
I have a few Questions for Christianity at Large about God, Jesus, Reality & Morality, not necessarily in that order. If you have the answer, or at least an insight or two, please leave a comment. They're numbered for your convenience. Happy Sunday. Is there a God? -> a higher power or consciousness in control? … Continue reading 50 Questions for Christianity at Large
Every Wednesday night in Christian Science churches all over the world small groups of CS congregate for the Wednesday evening service, to hear a brief sermon and share testimonies of healing. Interestingly, while the Mother Church broadcasts the Sunday Service live online, until recently they opted not to share Wednesday testimony* meetings and the Thanksgiving … Continue reading I would like to thank the reader for the readings from the desk this evening
When I was in college one of my parents had serious (life-threatening) health issues. My sister was also in attendance at the college and their Resident Counselor (RC), we'll call them "S" found her crying. When pressured she spilled about the health issue and problems at home, and S in turn told my RC, "R" … Continue reading God is “testing you!”