Category Archives: Prayer

Prayer as healthcare?

I recently had a conversation with someone about health care.  When I told him that I was a Christian Scientist and depended upon prayer for the cure of illness, he mentioned that he felt Christian Science was “out there.”  He … Continue reading

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Meeting the human need – women’s accomplishments rediscovered in March

As March is National Women’s History Month, I’d like to recognize the achievements of two women.  Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, expressed exemplary devotion to humanity as a nurse.  This is summed up in her famous … Continue reading

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What is a Christian Science Reading Room?

I was in college and had just started a new part-time job at a florist and gift shop.  One day the store’s buyer asked me to hang some new paintings throughout the store.  “Don’t lose my hammer!” she told me as I left … Continue reading

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What do Abraham Lincoln, Mary Baker Eddy and a chaplain at Cook County Jail have in common?

I love to walk through Springfield – to pass Lincoln’s beautiful home on 8th Street (with its wooden sidewalks), the old Capitol building, his former law offices and the place where he attended church.  On my recent stay there, I … Continue reading

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“A Friend like Me!”

My children grew up loving the Disney-animated movie “Aladdin.”   One of their favorite parts was when the genie sings the song, “A friend like me.”  The lyrics include the words, “You ain’t never had a friend like me” – which … Continue reading

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Treasuring Religious Freedom

President Obama has declared January 16, 2017, to be Religious Freedom Day.  This day marks the anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom – a statute that its author, Thomas Jefferson, was extremely proud … Continue reading

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Deck the halls with love and forgiveness

I love Christmas.  Like so many other people, I enjoy immensely the illuminated decorations, the beautiful Christmas carols, and sending cards to friends and relatives. And although many of us are preparing for days of family-gathering and gift-giving, let’s not … Continue reading

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The search for courage and healing

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Many individuals and groups are joining together to help raise funds and bring attention to efforts to combat this disease.  Pink (the color signifying these efforts) is everywhere.  Even pro football players can be … Continue reading

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Being safe on campus

         Going off to college can be an extremely exciting time in one’s life.  It opens the door to unlimited opportunities to learn and to grow.  But unfortunately, college life can sometimes expose one to violence.  According to a study led by Christopher … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

A recent post in the Io Triumphe!, the alumnae magazine of Albion College (my wife’s alma mater), highlighted an effort by 75 student athletes to promote respect despite differences among students.  Some of their social media posts quoted here showed … Continue reading

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