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Our Sweet Dairy Cow – Healed on Easter Morning   Leave a comment

 

images92FTNPATIt was a glorious and sunning Easter morning after a long Minnesota winter about ten years ago.  As I headed out the door to the barn, I burst into song:

Let us sing of Easter gladness / That rejoices every day, / Sing of hope and faith uplifted; / Love has rolled the stone away. (Frances Thompson Hill, Christian Science Hymnal, No.413).

It was one of my favorite hymns, and I had been up early, not only putting the holiday dinner together but praying an studying to learn more of our immortality, exemplified by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  My prayers had been uplifting and fulfilling, but my steps slowed as I approached the barn because all had not been well there.

Several weeks before, Cassie, one of our 30 dairy cows, had experienced a difficult time birthing, and was unable to get up following the birth.  In dairy terms she was what was called a “downer”, and although that was a rare condition on our farm, we had never had a downer cow that survived.  … Read more

Click here to read how Debby Miller prayed and reasoned spiritually to resolve this situation which resulted in her loved cow being restored to full health. This article was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel.  It is currently available through JHS-online.

Easter—Lives Renewed and Restored – Sentinel Radio Program   Leave a comment

shutterstock_71878834Easter celebrates Jesus’ remarkable resurrection. But what may not always come to thought is the profound, practical meaning of that event for each of us today. The resurrection shows that our true existence is spiritual and indestructible and that God is the only genuine power. Each day brings the possibility of restoration and renewal, in both small and larger ways, through a growing perception of this truth.

Hear about the significance of the Easter message and what it can bring to your life.

Click here to listen to this 30 minute radio program.

Easter Services at the Christian Science Church in Canberra   Leave a comment

DSCN2268The Christian Science Church, Canberra holds Sunday services at 10.00 am every Sunday.  On Wednesday evenings at 6.00 pm there is a Testimony Meeting where people tell of healings and inspiration gained through studying Christian Science.

On Wednesday 1 April and Sunday 5 April the Testimony Meeting and the service will celebrate the Easter message.

If you are in Canberra over the Easter period please join us for these activities.  We would love to share our joy with you.  Our church is located on the corner of Macquarie and Bligh Streets in Barton.

Understanding Easter is Significant to our Health!   Leave a comment

@Glowimages 171110.Feeling privileged to have time to amble through the cemetery on one of those picture perfect mornings recently, I became intrigued with the headstones, the groupings of graves by religion or none, and the lawn cemetery that has gained in popularity recently.

In the early days people believed that our wealth needed to be displayed on tombstones or in pyramids, and believed that a man-like god would decide where we fitted into a matter-based heaven.

Growing numbers of thinkers have a much better understanding of our relation to the divine these days …. that we are spiritual beings, all equal(-ly loved) and unfettered by religious differences. That 55% of people now have no fear to cremate speaks volumes about how we view ourselves as not just a material organism, but (for many) as very much a spiritual, eternal being.

Consider Easter and Jesus’ resurrection from the dead after his crucifixion. This event in history is a beacon of hope that we need not fear the change called death and that there really is such a thing as life after death … maybe even life instead of death.

A 19th century thought-leader and researcher into how our thoughts affect our health, Mary Baker Eddy, stated in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “The universal belief in death is of no advantage.” She suggests that our expectation about our ultimate future has a very real impact on what’s happening here and now in terms of both mind and body.

The evidence today is adding weight to her stance that our beliefs about death influence our health. Fear of the future can affect everything from blood pressure, to heart rate, to mental stability. By some estimates, the stress underlying these conditions accounts for more than 60% of all doctor visits.

Jesus said and significantly demonstrated that it was love and forgiveness that brought peace, health and joy in societies and individuals, and that led to change for the better, both here and hereafter. He also showed us the way to think and act, and he demonstrated the illusory nature of death.

If considering the possibilities of eternal life challenges your common assumptions about Easter’s significance, the potential payoff of better mental and physical health will be profound and enduring.

This article was shared by Kay Stroud who writes about consciousness, health and spirituality and practices Christian Science healing.  Her blog can be found at www.health4thinkers.com.

Consenting to Health   Leave a comment

$ dreamstime_9612115CS Perspective from the Christian Science Monitor

Consenting to Health by Barbara Vining

When I was a child I had an intuitive sense that health was normal. I had a conviction that I didn’t have to agree with sickness and pain. I remember specific instances, for example, where I stayed free of contagious diseases I had been in contact with and stayed healthy amid adverse conditions. The few times I did become sick, I recovered rapidly and was able to keep myself free of pain. In my late teens I learned that there was more to this than “That’s just the way I am.” I was drawn to the study of the Christian Science textbook, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” by Mary Baker Eddy, where I learned that “Health is a not a condition of matter, but of Mind” (p. 120) and “The necessity for uplifting the race is father to the fact that Mind can do it; for Mind can impart purity instead of impurity, strength instead of weakness, and health instead of disease” (p. 371). This Mind is not human, however; it is divine; it is God. For many decades now I have found this Mind quite capable of… read more

 

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