Tag Archives: Tim Mitchinson

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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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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Love More: a New Year’s Resolution

Author and Christian healer Mary Baker Eddy once gave her students this advice when it comes to healing themselves and others, “I will tell you the way to do it.  It is to love!  Just live love – be it … Continue reading

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Sing!

Many of us love to sing.  Ella Fitzgerald once said, “The only thing better than singing is more singing.”  This time of year offers so many great opportunities to sing – even if it is just at home singing Christmas … 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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Valuing the ability in disability through art

Best-selling author Mary Baker Eddy, who explored the connection between spirituality and health once wrote, “The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible.”  She commented that we are all sculptors, molding and chiseling thought – and … 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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