Teen Connection

Your Healing
By MaryJane Fisher
An avid rider, this teen had to face down fear after she and her horse took a tumble. Read on to find out what brought a breakthrough. Read...
Your Healing
By Amara Okwor
This teen was having fun on a service trip when pain in one of her ears threatened to ruin everything. Then, an article from the Sentinel came to her rescue. Read...
By Nancy New
When a ferocious storm hit during a camping trip, this author found comfort and safety by praying with a Bible passage that promised “perfect peace.” Read...
Your Healing
By Sara Lang
This experience showed me that healing doesn’t have to take a long time. It can even be instantaneous. Read...

A healing response to coronavirus fears

Calming financial fears
Sentinel Radio (Nov 8, 2008)
In the middle of economic upheavals and pressing financial needs, is there a way to calm fear and find stability? Many people have looked beyond a surface assessment of their well-being and a frustrating focus on what’s wrong, to the ... Listen

Finances: Investing in a shift of perspective
Sentinel Watch (Apr 16, 2020)
On this special edition of Sentinel Watch, our guest discusses how a shift in his perspective from a fear of lack to a spiritual understanding of God’s constant care and infinite goodness brought him through periods of unemployment ... Listen

Stabilizing the economy
Perspective on the News (Nov 5, 1979)
The fiftieth anniversary of the American stock market crash of 1929 is being given much attention by the media. That event ushered in the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Today, people are asking if it can happen again. ... Read

Supply not dependent on business cycles
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 23, 2018)
During the mid-2000s, I decided to act on a long-cherished desire to be self-employed. I created a plan that would allow me to work part-time on my new endeavor. I formed a corporation, lined up financing, and purchased an expensive piece of ... Read

When it looked like we’d lose the company
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 8, 2019)
I was traveling with my family. Staying at a hotel. Trying to check out. We had to catch a flight to our next destination. The clock was ticking. As I was at the checkout desk, family members were still in their rooms, packing. ... Read

Courage on the home front
Christian Science Sentinel (Nov 5, 2001)
Separated by continents, their wedding plans sidetracked by the Gulf War, two people found that a commitment to trusting God brought protection - and preserved their commitment to each other. Read

Family harmony
News of Healing (Oct 23, 2012)
Adam shows how an understanding of God as our true parent brought peace and calm to his family. Listen

Feeling burdened? There’s a way to lighten the load
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 2, 1998)
You can count on Christ’s help - just as Mary and Martha did. Read

Keeping God as the head of the household
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 10, 2018)
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she knew just what to do. She fed them and bathe... Read

Parenting with spiritual conviction
Christian Science Sentinel (Jul 16, 1990)
Understanding God’s motherhood doesn’t relieve us of our responsibility. It shows us more effective and tender ways of fulfilling that responsibility. Read

Raising children and turning to God as Mother
Christian Science Sentinel (May 8, 2017)
My two-year-old twins were dismantling the baseboard heaters in one of the bedrooms at the same time that my five-year-old daughter decided to try to carry the new baby up the stairs by herself. Bo... Read

The role of humility in parenting
Sentinel Watch (May 4, 2020)
On this edition of Sentinel Watch, our guest explains how powerful humility can be in parenting by allowing us to hear what God is leading us to do or say. She tells how the ideas in the... Listen

Certainty in uncertain times
Christian Science Sentinel (May 4, 2020)
I’ve heard it said that the one thing you can count on is that you can’t count on anything. The uncertainties of human existence would tend to support such a sentiment. But are chaos and variableness really the principles behind existence, ... Read

Finding solid ground
Christian Science Sentinel (Oct 7, 2019)
A verse from the Bible’s book of Psalms steadies me: “He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along” (40:2, New Living Translation). ... Read

Immovable Love
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 10, 2007)
In a world where instability seems all too common, the Bible offers a powerful, alternate view, one that’s been time-tested through the years. The Psalmist - obviously no stranger to change, tumult, and danger=pointed toward ... Read

O Thou Unchanging Truth
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 12, 1942)
O Thou unchanging Truth, whose facts eternal give us the courage to outface the storm, to rise against the senses’ swift alarm and stand unmoved at Spirit’s high tribunal, Thy Word acquits us and Thy Word is final. ... Read

Your God Is There
Christian Science Sentinel (Oct 2, 1937)
Your God is there, where dangers seem encircling; They are but dust of dreams that have no place In Mind’s infinitude and Love’s protection, Wherein you dwell in safety, beauty, grace. Your God is there, where ... Read

A Christly defense against evil
Christian Science Sentinel (Sep 25, 2017)
With democracy under siege around the globe, this author asks - and answers - this pressing question: “What is required to defend against the invasion of evil and to secure lasting freedom?” Read

A spiritual model to guide government
Christian Science Sentinel (Nov 14, 2011)
If you’re feeling discouraged by partisanship and ineffective government, Jesus’ teachings offer up a stable, progressive, and unified model for government in the spiritual concept of “the kingdom... Read

God is not a Republican, or a Democrat
The Christian Science Journal (Nov 1, 2012)
God may not have a political affiliation, says this contributor, but “He is the one intelligent and impartial power to whom we can each go for guidance. Whatever our concerns about fair and democra... Read

Gratitude and God’s election
The Christian Science Journal (Nov 1, 2000)
“What if our prayer in support of elections began with an acknowledgment that all candidates are under the government of God and responsive to His wisdom, inspiration, and direction?” asks this aut... Read

How can I talk with people who have differing political viewpoints?
Teen series: Q&A (Oct 16, 2018)
When a political conversation turns into a debate, how can you respond in a way that really helps? This writer got a surprising response when he asked himself that very question in the middle of a... Read

How can we shore up ‘the promises of democracy’?
The Christian Science Journal (Jul 1, 2019)
Globally, there’s a desire for a more just experience of democracy, equality, and freedom. In this chat, a Christian Science practitioner discusses how “a higher recognition that we are all ultimat... Read

Rising above partisanship
The Christian Science Journal (Jan 1, 2014)
When strong feelings about an elected official caught her off guard, this Christian Scientist dedicated herself to praying more conscientiously for members of both political parties. Read

Silence the inner cynic
Christian Science Sentinel (Oct 3, 2016)
“At its root,” explains this writer, “cynicism is a rejection of the Christ, God’s message of good to mankind.” But no one is doomed to be a cynic; we are each actually empowered by God to reject t... Read

To be a healer instead of a worrier: How I’m praying for world leaders
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 10, 2018)
If you’re yearning to pray for leaders worldwide, says this author, you can start by praying to better understand that leaders - and all citizens - are created spiritually by a completely good creator.... Read

Too young to vote - but not to pray
Christian Science Sentinel (Nov 3, 2008)
A Christian Science Sunday School student shares how news about an upcoming presidential election inspired her to pray. Read

“It shall not come nigh thee”
Christian Science Sentinel (May 11, 2020)
When a seemingly vicious flu-like condition passed through my children’s school district, my daughter came home from high school one day with the symptoms. As I helped her into bed, a most comforting poetic phrase I was familiar with came to mind: “It shall not come nigh thee” (Psalms 91:7). ... Read

Christian Science isn’t “mind over matter”
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 20, 2020)
In a recent autobiography of a former Supreme Court justice, I was surprised to read that his mother and grandmother were devout Christian Scientists and that he had attended a Christian Science Su... Read

Flu symptoms healed
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 13, 2020)
Recently, a few days before some visiting family were to depart, I was overcome with flu-type symptoms. Christ Jesus healed diseases of all kinds, and he assured those who followed him that they could do the same healing work. ... Read

Healed of asthmatic bronchitis
Christian Science Sentinel (Jun 24, 2013)
For three years I suffered from what the doctors diagnosed as asthmatic bronchitis. The spells appeared with every change of season, especially when it was humid, and lasted between three and four weeks. ... Read

Healed of pneumonia
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 6, 2009)
In December 2008 I spent the holidays with my family in South Africa. Soon after returning home to the UK, I became ill with what appeared to be a severe cold. I’ve been a Christian Scientist all my life and have had all my healings from prayer alone. But this ... Read

How does a Christian Science healing happen?
Christian Science Sentinel (Oct 1, 2018)
When we pray for healing, are we changing something? Getting God to intervene in our lives? This author dives into the “how” of healing and looks at what’s really happening. Read

Spiritual healing and how it’s possible
Sentinel Radio (Jun 5, 2004)
Is it really possible to heal a physical trouble through prayer? If so, what do you do? How do you pray for such a healing? Hear a variety of first-hand experiences of spiritual healing and hear ho... Listen

Start, stay, stick, and stand with God
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 13, 2020)
From day one of my interest in Christian Science, I saw that Christianity is a whole lot more than sitting in a pew on Sunday and striving to be a good person. Christianity as exemplified by Christ... Read

The crowning idea that conquers fear and heals
Christian Science Sentinel (May 11, 2020)
I have been praying about the coronavirus concerns and fears that have spread around the world and disrupted many lives and economies. In my prayer one evening, I felt led to research the term coronavirus to understand where the word comes from. I’ve found ... Read

What is Christian Science healing?
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 2, 2020)
You may have heard it’s a way of fixing something that’s wrong. Or that it’s merely an alternative method of health care. These answers have some truth in them, but they don’t begin to tell the who... Read

“In awe of God’s care”
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 3, 2017)
“Thy Maker is thine husband” (Isaiah 54:5) - what in the world does that mean? My beloved husband of almost thirty years had just passed on, and somehow that Bible verse was supposed to be a comforti... Read

A mother’s prayer
Christian Science Sentinel (Aug 1, 2005)
Days before my children and young grandchildren were to move to the United States, I began to feel enormous anxiety. I remember meeting a friend on the street, who told me how her two children were... Read

A piano lesson in the key of Life
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 9, 2018)
I learned to play the piano on my mother’s Steinway in the living room. It was a big, beautiful piano with a grand and resonant sound, and she cherished it. Because we both deeply loved music,... Read

Changing the climate of death
Christian Science Sentinel (Jun 27, 2016)
Flags seem to fly at half staff more often than ever in my city, marking the passing of revered persons. They remind me that every day multimillions are mourning the loss of someone. Death is a con... Read

Christ my refuge
Christian Science Sentinel (Nov 15, 2010)
O’er waiting harpstrings of the mind There sweeps a strain, Low, sad,and sweet, whose measures bind The power of pain, And wake a white-winged angel throng... Read

Seeing the city of God - right here
Christian Science Sentinel (Jul 7, 2003)
News stories from around the world warn of unemployment, suffering economies, and financial fears among all sectors of the work force. People on limited incomes, or those facing loss of income, fee... Read

Transcending grief: the healing of loss
Sentinel Radio (Nov 6, 2004)
Are you grieving over a loss - of a loved one, a job, something that’s brought you happiness? Hear from people who faced loss, yet found good opportunities and experiences opening up for them through... Listen

What cannot be lost
The Christian Science Journal (Sep 1, 2015)
The title of a critically praised movie from a couple of years ago, All Is Lost, might seem a fitting summary of human experience at times. What a reliable theme loss is—for screenwriters and poets... Read

Bringing our prayers to the threat of contagion
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 9, 2020)
“Today only! Free flu shots!” The bright banners snapping in the late fall breeze seemed to be effective. Lots of cars were turning in at the large chain drugstore near our home. As I drove past, it occurred to me how easy it is to assume that it’s natural, even inevitable, to come down with contagious illnesses, especially during the winter. ... Read

Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 9, 2020)
Even though it was written in 1883, this timeless article by Mary Baker Eddy from her Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896 offers a concise yet thorough analysis of what’s going on durin... Read

Finding immunity from sickness
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 27, 2020)
I know someone who used to schedule his sick days in advance because he expected to catch some type of illness every year about the same time. Then he learned about Christian Science, and his experience completely changed. He soon noticed that he didn’t need to take sick days with regularity anymore. ... Read

No more flu symptoms
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 27, 2020)
One morning I awoke with flu symptoms and was unable to study the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson (found in the Christian Science Quarterly) as I usually do each morning. I stayed in bed and... Read

Prayer offers protection
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 6, 2004)
I was checking out a room I had booked for a conference. The refrigerator contained something rather unexpected - some unused flu vaccine. When I contacted the building’s business office, they told me the room had been used earlier for ... Read

Reversing the fear of contagion
The Christian Science Journal (Aug 1, 1987)
When authorities predict that incidence of a certain disease may reach epidemic proportions, what is the responsibility of Christian Scientists? It is fundamental to the practice of Christian Scie... Read

Shielded from contagion during air travel
Christian Science Sentinel (May 4, 2020)
Ever since I was young, traveling on an airplane has represented a thrilling adventure. As a child, airports were my favorite place to be. But as an adult, I’ve found that there have been times whe... Read

The immunity that divine Love gives
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 27, 1995)
“A Calm, Christian state of mind is a better preventive of contagion than a drug, or than any other possible sanative method; and the ‘perfect Love’ that ‘casteth out fear’ is a sure defense,” writes Mary Baker Eddy ... Read

What I’m learning about contagion
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 24, 2020)
It always happened like this: A family member or friend had a cold, and then I had a cold. It seemed almost inevitable. However, from the time I was little, I had been learning something different ... Read

“You’re safe”
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 5, 2018)
My friend and I were camping with her family in the desert, and we were having the best time. During the day, we got to ride dirt bikes around a dry lake bed. At night, we slept in a small motor ho... Read

God is everywhere! Everywhere!
Christian Science Sentinel (Aug 14, 2017)
I have one long tooth in front that is getting loose and is probably going to fall out soon. The other day I jumped off the couch. Somehow my knee hit my chin, and my long tooth went right thr... Read

Learning about the Bible helped us!
Christian Science Sentinel (May 13, 2019)
We are two sisters and a brother, and we go to the Christian Science Sunday School. Every week, we read the Bible and learn about different stories and characters. The stories in the Bible happened... Read

Love chases away the storm
Christian Science Sentinel (Sep 24, 2018)
It was a dark and stormy night. At least, that’s what my dog Raven thought! It was nighttime. Raven was curled up on the floor, sleeping. I was watching the weather report on TV. The report sh... Read

Love is taking care of you
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 3, 2020)
Juniper and Amanda lived in the mountains. One winter day when they were playing outside, they found a little mouse lying on the ground. The mouse was very cold and couldn’t move. They decided to t... Read

My healing from reading Science and Health
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 6, 2017)
One year ago, when I was eight years old, my awesome mom encouraged me to read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I knew this book from going to the Christian Science... Read

The ABC’s of gratitude
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 16, 2020)
The sun was shining. The sky was bright blue. But something wasn’t right. My head was hurting, and that was turning a good day into a bad one. But wait! I remembered from my Christian Science... Read

A permanent healing of panic attacks
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 28, 2020)
Someone asked me if Christian Science can help with mental health issues. I was able to answer from my own experience that it can. ... Read

Calming the waves of fear
Christian Science Sentinel (Jun 1, 2020)
The waves on the English Channel were buffeting the ferryboat that my family was in to cross over to France. As the boat plunged up and down violently, nearly everyone on board seemed afraid. Even... Read

Chronic depression healed
Christian Science Sentinel (Oct 5, 2020)
Have you ever wondered why you exist, whether you have a purpose, or if you’re just an accident of biology, carried along on the winds of chance? I have. One summer day when I was about seven years old, I ... Read

Feeling embattled? Time for a higher view.
Christian Science Sentinel (Sep 28, 2020)
The day is just getting started, and already we feel as if we’re doing battle. On one side, there’s the normal, calm life we all want to live, and on the other the disturbance and negative sense of... Read

Mental health that’s permanent and secure
Christian Science Sentinel (Jul 1, 2019)
Mental health is an issue that is often examined by the media, debated in political spheres and health insurance companies, and discussed widely on college campuses. Yet some of these discussions and debates ... Read

Our divine right to mental peace
Christian Science Sentinel (Oct 21, 2019)
Judging by how many resources today are devoted to mental health, it seems many people struggle with feelings of inner turmoil. Some find it hard to think clearly and to remain peaceful and productive throughout the day. ... Read

The oneness of Mind and our mental health
Christian Science Sentinel (Aug 3, 2020)
There is just one Mind, and that Mind is God. This was an arresting idea I learned early in my study of Christian Science. One divine and eternal Mind. One source of intelligence that is reliable,... Read

What can I do when everything’s falling apart?
Teen series: Q&A (Dec 8, 2020)
These difficult experiences taught me to trust God’s constant help at every moment and to acknowledge each evidence of it.  Read

When I felt depressed during lockdown
Teen series: Trending (Jan 26, 2021)
Cut off from friends and family during the pandemic, this teen found herself slipping into constant unhappiness with no clear way out. But was her happiness really at the mercy of her circumstances... Read

When you’re at your breaking point
Teen series: Trending (Feb 2, 2021)
It’s an all-too-familiar feeling for many teenagers right now - the darkness of burnout, anxiety, hopelessness. But there is help. This author shares specifics about the prayer that lifted her, and c... Read

Five smooth stones
The Christian Science Journal (Sep 1, 2004)
When I was growing up in the San Francisco area, my family often spent weekends and vacations at the beach. Now I live on the opposite coast, but my love for the beauty of the beach has ... Read

Healing - because there is no fear in the allness of Love
The Christian Science Journal (Apr 1, 2014)
I want to tell you why this is my focus today. A man gave a testimony of healing right here in our local Christian Science church on a Wednesday night. He visits the area a couple times a year, so... Read

Help stop the spread of fear
Teen series: Upfront (Apr 27, 2020)
If you - or your friends - are feeling afraid about what’s going on in the world, there is something you can do to help. You can actually disengage from fear. This author explains how - and why saying no ... Read

Not afraid but not naive
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 20, 2020)
I’ve been hearing the same voices many others in society have been listening to - media, government officials, friends. And the focus is pretty constantly the same: coronavirus. A lot of people have learned a new word, and too many of them are afraid of it. ... Read

Overcoming fear
Sentinel Radio (Jun 18, 1994)
In this audio program, four guests share how their understanding of God has helped them overcome fear. Listen

Overcoming fear - the first step on the road to healing
Sentinel Watch (Mar 19, 2020)
On this edition of Sentinel Watch, our guest helps us understand how our God-given dominion defeats fear and contagion. And she shows us how to listen to the “still small voice” of God that silences the repetitive clamor of material views and ... Listen

Beyond skin color
Christian Science Sentinel (Jan 17, 2018)
This teen couldn’t understand why a guy on social media had rejected his friend request. When it came to light that skin color might be the issue, he turned to prayer to understand more deeply that... Read

Black and white? Or brothers?
Teen series: Trending (May 14, 2018)
Confronted with racist behavior from the guy he’d been assigned to live with, this college student initially felt confused, hurt, and angry. But a healing insight rescued him as he prayed: They bot... Read

Blacks - Whites - Overcoming prejudice
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 17, 2017)
Confronted by negative thoughts about his own skin color, this traveler prayed with the ideas he’d learned in Christian Science and was able to “cherish the idea that skin [color] was unable at any... Read

Can our prayer reduce racial tension?
Christian Science Sentinel (Jul 6, 2020)
For this author, dealing with the troubling, entrenched issue of racism begins with a Biblically-based question: Am I truly willing to love my neighbor as God does? An incident at her local police... Read

Dissolve racism: Live as ‘children of light’
Christian Science Sentinel (Jun 25, 2018)
After she moved away from South Africa, this author became aware of how subtly the belief of separation had infiltrated and influenced every aspect of her life and thoughts. An encounter with a per... Read

Freedom from racism and sectarianism
Sentinel audio chat (Feb 19, 2013)
In this audio chat, the host and guest explore a Christian Science approach to dealing with racism, bias, discrimination, as well as practical spiritual ideas on how to help people with different r... Listen

From racial profiling to ‘You are my brother’
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 7, 2011)
Pulled over by a cop in what seemed partially an incident of racial profiling, this Black man was able to turn to God and hear a quiet, internal message: God was present, and his prayers to see thi... Read

Improving racial harmony by truly loving our neighbor
Christian Science Sentinel (Nov 18, 2019)
When a woman unjustly accused some neighbors of committing a crime, she was forced to confront - and pray about - racism. The basis for her prayers? Christ Jesus’ example of seeing each individual the... Read

It’s time to elevate the human race
Christian Science Sentinel (Jan 16, 2017)
“It’s time,” writes this author, “to ‘stick with love’ - with the courage to have our ignorance, our unjust thoughts and actions, and our fears uncovered and overcome by divine Love, which forgives a... Read

The power of God to unify humanity
Sentinel Watch (May 21, 2018)
There is a power in knowing our true relation to our Creator - a power that unifies even when prejudice and racism would divide. Three guests share their stories of seeing this power in action on thi... Read

Night grace
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 30, 2020)
When worries trouble even peaceful night,I wake to You, O God, as if You’d brought a lantern swift to bathe me in its light,illuming the felt dark cave of my thought. Your love surrounds m... Read

Our unbroken connection to God and each other
Sentinel Watch (Mar 30, 2020)
On this edition of Sentinel Watch, our guest explores how we can overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness by understanding our unbroken connection to God and our place in God’s harmo... Listen

Sacred solitude
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 22, 2013)
What’s the distinction between loneliness and being alone - between a kind of “solitary confinement” and sacred solitude with God? If you search for loneliness on the Internet, you’ll get everything f... Read

The 12-mile drive
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 29, 2013)
A fresh, spiritual insight can change our whole perspective and replace anxiety with stability and peace. Read

What to do if you’re feeling lonely
Teen series: Trending (May 25, 2020)
When it seemed like there was no end to her loneliness, this author first felt overwhelmed and anxious - then had a surprising realization that completely changed her state of mind. Read

You can pray about loneliness
Teen series: Q&A (Jul 3, 2017)
Feeling lonely? You’re not alone. Though we’re more connected than ever (thanks, social media), many of us still feel isolated. Is there a spiritual solution to loneliness?... Read

You can pray about loneliness (part two)
Teen series: Deep Dives (Jul 3, 2017)
Today, even though we’re more connected than ever, a lot of us still feel pretty lonely. Here’s how we can pray about loneliness - for ourselves and the world. Read

“All Power is given unto me”
The Christian Science Journal (Mar 1, 1951)
Every power struggle we witness, explains this writer, is based on a false concept of power - power belonging to a person or thing, rather than to God alone.  Read

“You have no power over me”
Christian Science Sentinel (Jul 13, 2020)
We may think of the word power in relation to government and leadership. But as this Christian Scientist explains, the divine authority that comes from God is also central to healing physical illne... Read

Conquering Fear
The Christian Science Journal (Sep 1, 1934)
Fear often stems from a feeling of powerlessness. But Christian Science gives us the tools to conquer fear, beginning with the nature of God as omnipotent divine Love. Read

Leadership that no one need fear
The Christian Science Journal (Jan 1, 2004)
Christ Jesus might not seem like the most obvious model for leadership. But in examining his life, it’s clear he embodied all the qualities of a great leader: selfless service, moral clarity, coura... Read

Overcoming aggressive evil
The Christian Science Journal (Jan 1, 2021)
What can we do to defeat the many evils we see in the world today? According to this author, understanding “the aggressively deceptive nature of evil” in the light of God’s supremacy, allness, and... Read

Pray for all in authority
The Christian Science Journal (Jul 1, 2018)
If you’re looking for a place to start when it comes to praying more effectively for world leaders, look no further than the account of Ananias, an early Christian in Damascus, in the New Testament. Read

Proving God’s Omnipotence
The Christian Science Journal (Sep 1, 1969)
Is the understanding of God’s all-power genuinely practical? Says this author, “The many mighty proofs of the power of God, good, over evil related in the Bible give us in the first instance the pr... Read

Taking down the real enemy
Christian Science Sentinel (Nov 2, 2020)
“Here is a model of hope for humanity,” says this writer. “Whatever tries to tear us apart, to divide us, to destroy all that is good, to claim that it’s more powerful than God, is a liar. And when... Read

The government is on God’s shoulder
Christian Science Sentinel (May 25, 2020)
“While presidents and prime ministers come and go,” writes this author, “the real power and authority in our lives always has been, and always will be, the one eternal, divine Mind that guided and... Read

A conscience that cannot die
The Christian Science Journal (Jun 1, 1987)
The fact is, everyone has a conscience. This inalienable right derives from that moral and spiritual good known as God. The ability to think and live rightly is evidence of each one's inherent Godl... Read

A prayer for Ukraine and Russia
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 4, 2022)
Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science, once wrote, “True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection” (No and Yes, p. 39). Her... Read

How are you praying about Ukraine?
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 18, 2022)
An occasional column sharing how readers are praying about current needs in the world. Read

Never displaced from good
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 10, 2022)
People in Ethiopia, where I am living, are being internally displaced because of an escalating civil war, and some are fleeing to neighboring countries. I have been deeply distressed by the magnitu... Read

Prayer’s immediate impact
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 9, 2022)
An author who has served in the military shares “how we can pray effectively when we’re right in the middle of a human conflict.” Read

The power of peace
The Christian Science Journal (Nov 1, 1984)
A poetic offering Read

The Christian Science Journal (Mar 1, 1895)
THE sword is the belief that we must cut down our enemies to save ourselves; that we must rob our neighbors to insure our own plenty; that we must change our surroundings to be happy.This belief an... Read

True defense
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 11, 2022)
A poem to help those wanting to rise above conflict, heated criticism, and even war.  Read

Watching the news
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 28, 2022)
While the abundance of news updates and outlets has led to a more news-conscious public, the sheer quantity of information and opinions can also feel overwhelming—especially when much of it is nega... Read

‘Refugee is not a profession’
Christian Science Sentinel (May 7, 2018)
For a number of weeks this message was displayed on big posters hanging in many places here in Berlin. I think it was meant to draw people’s attention to the fact that becoming a refugee is not som... Read

“God with us” all
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 24, 2022)
We can insist that our thinking not be invaded by any sense of helplessness, futility, or defeat. This kind of warfare—mentally destroying every claim that dares to oppose the knowledge and allness... Read

“I feel like I don’t have faith in God”
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 2, 2019)
What can you do when you feel like you don’t have faith? This writer shares a healing that taught her a lesson about where faith comes from and how to find it. Read

Help stop the spread of fear
Teen series: Upfront (Apr 27, 2020)
If you - or your friends - are feeling afraid about what’s going on in the world, there is something you can do to help. You can actually disengage from fear. This author explains how - and why saying no... Read

How can I find a feeling of purpose?
Teen series: Q&A (Jul 6, 2020)
When nothing’s going on, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have purpose. But this author offers a different take: Purpose isn’t dependent on external circumstances but is actually built in to who yo... Read

Stay connected
Teen series: Upfront (Apr 3, 2017)
Social media has its upsides, but it can also provoke envy and self criticism. One author shares how she responds to the impulse to stay connected, and how that has transformed her approach to Face... Read

Turn off the noise
Teen series: Trending (Apr 11, 2017)
When flu symptoms became a problem for this counselor and several others on staff, he found a powerful antidote to the belief of contagion by “tuning in” to God’s reassurances of health and safety. Read

What am I supposed to think about the bad stuff?
Teen series: Upfront (Feb 19, 2019)
When bad things happen, what are we supposed to think? And how can we reconcile our faith in God as All and all good with the fact that we still see awful stuff in the world around us? “I’ve never... Read

What I’m learning about contagion
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 24, 2020)
It always happened like this: A family member or friend had a cold, and then I had a cold. It seemed almost inevitable. However, from the time I was little, I had been learning something diffe... Read

What the news won’t tell you
Teen series: Trending (Mar 17, 2020)
Glued to your phone for updates on the latest terrifying thing sweeping the globe? Christian Science can help us productively navigate our consumption of - and response to - information. Read

When things don’t go the way you planned
Teen series: Healings (Feb 25, 2019)
When none of the opportunities this college student had planned for herself ended up working out, she initially felt frantic. But soon, prayer led her to the surprising realization that instead of... Read

When you’re facing the unknown
Christian Science Sentinel (May 11, 2020)
Struggling with uncertainty and fear about the future, this author needed an answer. What she found in the Bible allayed her fears and helped her stop worrying about what came next. Read


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