Living It

A bow of promise

'I knew at that very moment His Love was like a protective arch over all of the family, wherever they were and whatever they were experiencing'... a member shares her prayers for her family at a special time of unfoldment.

MIND NEVER FORGETS

Cathy shares a small experience which reminded her that Mind is ever-present.

Gratitude outlaws blindness to present good.

A member shares her thoughts about gratitude at thanksgiving time.

 

 

What is 'littering' our thinking?

Recently when I was walking down to our local shops on a blustery day, I was aware of not only the autumn leaves blowing around but also a lot of litter....

Inspiration from a meeting

Learning to live with a moment by moment sense of Love’s presence in one’s life and naturally turning to Him for guidance and healing is the Christian Scientist’s way of life. Read more to see how a Christian Scientist gained inspiration from a recent meeting held with the Christian Science Board of Directors ( 5 Christian Science practitioners and teachers of Christian Science  who oversee the long term direction and day to day operations of the church) See www.christianscience.com/ church officers.

Sheltering under Love's Wing

As a gift to the community the Christian Science church has had a new shelter erected over the bench in front of the church.

At the same time as seeing the completion of the new bus shelter for our community, one member of the church has been prayng to provide more for our community in terms of ‘shelter’ than just a physical building…

New Bus Shelter

As a gift to the community the Christian Science church has had a new shelter erected over the bench in front of the church.

A new home

The Bible assures us,  “I go to prepare a place for you”.   This truth was very much in thought when our eldest son, Michael, began thinking of moving last year. 

Prayer before setting out on the road

A member shares how she has realised the importance of preparing for journeys... 'Checking I have enough fuel, setting the SatNav and reading the traffic reports'. But she goes on to explain an even more important aspect of her preparations ... 

Welcoming guests

A member shares her prayers in preparing to host guests for lunch.

Love's Care

Have you ever had one of those situations where things come together so smoothly that when you look back, you stand in awe at how our Father-Mother loving takes such good care of us?

Which image will I accept?

There was much rejoicing in our family when our younger daughter and her husband told us they were expecting their second child.

Obstetric technology is so advanced now that a scan of the baby a few weeks later was incredibly detailed..:

Paying tribute to those we love

Recently, I visited a friend whom I’d known for most of my life, but hadn’t seen for a very long time. We realized we wanted to celebrate our friendship and talk about the special colors of life we saw in each other. It was great to say thank you out loud! I thought afterward what a refreshing visit it had been.

Tennis practise and Christian Science

"A curious neighbor asked me one day, 'Why do you practice Christian Science?' "

Evan shares how Christian Science healed him - and helped him improve his tennis game.

The freer step, the fuller breath, The wide horizon's grander view...

A member shares some passages, verses and experiences she has found comforting when loved ones pass on.

Spiritual gardening!

A member shares how working and being in her garden has brought joy and inspiration, and space for deeper prayer.

How is God even relevant to me right now?

Christian Science Sunday School, quick healings, even regular reading of the Christian Science Bible Lesson—these had been constants during my childhood and early teen years. But about halfway through high school, I couldn’t shake a question that kept coming to me: How is God even relevant to me right now?

Praying for peace and healing

A member shares a favourite poem - 'A prayer for world peace and healing'

Love is enthroned

Christian Scientists across the world study and pray together about a focused bible-based theme.  This week's theme provided many church members with a tremendously powerful and relevant prayerful basis with which to go out and practise the supremacy of love over hate. One member shares how specific ideas from this week's lesson inspired and sustained her.

Feeling Love's comfort

 "I could pray that Love's presence would be felt, feel comforted myself by divine Love".

Love one another

Mary Baker Eddy writes in her book, Science and Health with key to the Scriptures :

"Love one another" (1 John, iii.23), is the most simple and profound counsel of the inspired writer.

A member shares an act of love....

Easter doesn't have a sell-by date

Listening for the right time to pass on a gift blesses someone else.

My reason for existing...

Going sofa shopping with an inspired motive leads to harmonious outcomes for all involved. Read more about this 'reason for existing' and the simple but immediate benefits experienced.

Into London without fear.

A member shares her thoughts about travelling into London following recent events at Westminster. 'There was a feeling of togetherness and unity. No one was going to let evil stop them from being where they needed to be. Fear was not going to win...'

Gratitude for Easter Camp 2017

Friends, new friends and old. Caravans full of laughter. Pancakes. Pancakes. And more pancakes. Board games and mad music.

These are warm feelings and memories from Easter Camp 2017....

WARP & WEFT PRAYER

'I thought of it like the structure of a piece of woven cloth. Our prayer is the warp and the help another receives, is the weft.'

When our children leave home...

A sense of loneliness can come in many forms and it is an issue much talked about in society today. It can often come about because circumstances have changed in our lives. But such changes don't have to bring about negative feelings! Perhaps it's a case of new beginnings, new thought...

Read more to find out how a Christian Scientist used prayer to find peace when her family circumstances changed...

'Small action' resulted in the greatest smile!

'Small action' resulted in the greatest smile!

Never stuck in a maze

What does the Hampton Court Maze have to do with the complexities of day-to-day living? This article explores the connection, and tells how it helped someone solve a problem...

It's half-term time!

Jillie shares some thoughts about helping harassed mums at half-term

One Mind makes us more productive

By praying Robbie realised that we are all spiritually related to each other. A false concept of individuality was replaced by a unifying sense of 'God's family'. And guess what, the task before the team was accomplished productively and successfully.

Seek diligently until you find, and rejoice!

Peggy misplaced her house keys, but help was soon at hand when the gardener arrived unexpectedly. His helpfulness was reassuring, but it wasn’t until Peggy turned wholeheartedly to prayer that the keys were found. Her inspiration came from Luke 15:8-10 where the woman swept her house clean looking for a lost coin.

Give a BIG hug!

Noelle’s Christmas was filled with inspiring spiritual angels, which she shares here with us. These angels, messages from God, blessed her in many ways over the holidays, as well as several friends of hers. An angel also encouraged her to give ‘a BIG Christmas hug’ to a very sad person she met. She urges you to do the same!

Refugee Christmas

Prayer in Christian Science is practical and effective. The Bible gives us the inspiration to apply its timeless laws to anything we might be facing today. Read more to see how a Christian Scientist expresses her prayer in poetry, for the refugees in the world today, through her deep understanding of the Bible and God's omnipresent care.

The Mid-week Gift of Church

A recent testimony...  In this busy run up to Christmas when we are thinking about the gifts we might be giving and receiving I was keen to read the article...

Truth makes man free

Citizens of the world, accept "the glorious liberty of the children of God", and be free! This is your divine right. (Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy)