Tag Archives: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

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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“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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The healing power of appreciation

  Everyone loves to be appreciated – to have their good qualities recognized. The blog Little Things Matter, recognizing the importance and health-giving power of appreciation, wrote, “When you express your approval or gratitude by showing your appreciation for something … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Chicago Cubs – taking it to the next level

They are World Series champions – the Chicago Cubs!  Congratulations to the Ricketts family; to Theo Epstein, president of the team; Manager Joe Maddon and all the players and personnel.  They truly took this ball club to “the next level” … 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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Are there lessons to be learned from placebos?

This piece was originally published in The Chicago Tribune, Community Section.      Increased concern about overmedicating patients is pushing more and more physicians to investigate new approaches to relieving suffering. It’s even prompting some doctors to consider what was once … Continue reading

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