Tag Archives: The Bible

A way out of crime

This piece originally appeared in the Daily Herald.  Here is the link: http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20170629/a-way-out-of-crime Good news for New York can be good news for Illinois.  New York City has achieved one of the lowest crime rates the metropolis has ever seen. … Continue reading

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Praying for our troops

Memorial Day gives us the opportunity to remember those who have served this country in the armed forces and those who are currently serving.  While many of us fly our flags and have tears in our eyes when soldiers come … Continue reading

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Learn to detox negative feelings

This piece was published in the Naperville Sun print edition and The Chicago Tribune online edition.  Thanks for the publishing!  Here is the link:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-mitchinson-column-st-0514-20170512-story.html      More and more individuals are considering detoxing and cleansing their bodies of impurities for … Continue reading

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Easing the stress of motherhood

As Mother’s Day approaches, I wish a Happy Mother’s Day to every mom out there!  The demands on today’s moms are great.  Babies and toddlers need constant care, and as children grow there is homework to supervise, sports or dance … Continue reading

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More than mere positive thinking

  Positive thinking can be a great vehicle for getting through one’s day.  It can help one be more attentive, affectionate, cheerful and aware.  Co-workers would certainly prefer a positive thinker over a negative thinker.  The same is true for … Continue reading

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Defeating professional burn-out

I recently attended the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network Conference in Chicago.  Various participants spoke to me about the challenges faced by hospice and hospital chaplains, nurses, social workers and other healthcare providers, and a repeated theme was professional burnout.  According to … Continue reading

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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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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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How would you define God?

Last year The Huffington Post asked its readers to define God in one word.  Their top ten responses were: 10) Omnipotent; 9) Fiction; 8) Nonexistent; 7) Almighty; 6) Imaginary; 5) Amazing; 4) Creator; 3) Awesome; 2) Everything and 1) Love. … Continue reading

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