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What are the Benefits of Gratitude?   Leave a comment

shutterstock_158694080We invite you to listen to What are the Benefits of Gratitude? by Joel Magnes.  Joel is a full-time Christian Science healer.

This 20 minute pod-cast is part of the Sentinel Watch series.  In this question and answer session Joel responds to questions on the topic of “What are the benefits of gratitude?” He explains how an understanding our true spiritual identity opens the door not only to feeling grateful, but to experiencing the blessing of God’s love in our daily lives. … Click here to listen.

 

Effective Parenting   Leave a comment

$ dreamstime_1085738In this JSH-Online.com audio podcast, adapted for print, Christian Science practitioner and teacher Sarah Hyatt spoke with Audio Producer Rita Polatin.

Q:  Parents want the best for their children—a good education, proper care, love, happiness—but, as you know, being a parent, oftentimes along the way problems come up that we don’t always know the answer to. So, as a Christian Scientist, how have you approached the role of parent?

A: …

Click here to read Sarah’s answers to questions that confront all parents.  Sarah shares how her spiritual perspective has helped her parent with more confidence and brought harmony to her relationship with her children.

Click here to listen to a podcast of this original interview.

This interview was originally published in the August 2016 Christian Science Journal.

Advancing – Not Declining – Years   Leave a comment

Listen to a replay of this live chat, Advancing – Not Declining – Years, moderated by Lesley Gort.  Lesley is a full-time Christian Science Christian Science healer and teacher.

lesley-gortIn this broad-ranging chat, Lesley speaks of “advancing years,” not as growing older but as advancing toward an understanding of life as expanding good.  This spiritual sense of life doesn’t have a “cut off date.”  She explains how we can claim our “immortality every day.”  She speaks of a section in Mary Baker Eddy’s book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures as the “ageless pages”—where readers can find a rich supply of ideas about how to reject the limitations of age and progress spiritually.

Lesley responds to questions about failing eyesight and poor hearing, dread of looking “old,” fear of death, the feeling that older people will inevitably need medical services.   She also provides spiritual insights for individuals who are interacting with older friends and relatives.  She responds to questions about dealing with fears regarding a relative’s physical and mental health and offers thoughts for those who have a very active older relative and want to know how best to support that individual’s lifestyle.  Click here to listen.

Colds and Flu Don’t Have to Touch You   Leave a comment

$ dreamstime_9612115An audio chat with Barbara Vining a full-time Christian Science healer and teacher.

“We hear people talk about colds as the ‘common cold’ or of flu as being inevitable, and neither one is true,” says Barbara. She explains that talk about disease “leaves God out of the question, and it makes the person feel helpless.” Christian Science enables people to prove that the power of God heals just as it did in Jesus’ time. It’s possible to prevent and cure disease through reliance on His love. This isn’t a blind faith in God. It’s an understanding of His laws and the adoption of a childlike openness to God as the supreme power of the universe. This understanding of God heals.

Among the questions asked by site visitors were how to pray to overcome one’s own fear of disease, how to resist media and advertising influences that build up the disease, how to protect children from contagion, how to deal with the pressure from work colleagues or family to accept immunization when one doesn’t want to, and how to pray about sickness, including chronic disease.

Click here to listen this audio chat, Colds and Flu Don’t Have to Touch You.

Pregnancy and Childbirth – Audio Chat   Leave a comment

$ dreamstime_5446849Click here to listen to this live audio chat with Sarah Hyatt, a Christian Science healer and teacher.

In this program Sarah begins by quoting the first line of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, “To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.”  Sarah points out that the word big is a euphemism for pregnant, so we can expect our days to be pregnant with blessings when we’re leaning on God.  She goes on to explain how this applies to childbearing and shows the possibilities of being fruitful, fertile, and not limited by material circumstances.

She answers questions such as, How can I think of conception as spiritual, when it seems like such a material process?  How does one remove the fears of parenthood, before the child arrives?  How can I specifically pray about the pain that comes with contractions?  How can I overcome the fear that my child will have deformities?  And how do Christian Scientists handle the non-use of medication during childbirth?

Sarah explains how turning to God every step of the way overcomes fear and pain, while it also opens the way for the joyful birth of the new child.

 

Throw Your Weight into the Right Scale   Leave a comment

$ dreamstime_7231130Listen to this replay of a live audio chat with Michelle Nanouche: 

Throw Your Weight into the Right Scale

In her opening comments, Michelle tells listeners that this chat is not meant to “unveil a new food plan or Christian Science diet for body and weight issues.” Instead, she says our focus needs to be on actually laying aside thinking about our weight and body, eliminating any negative thoughts that would pull us down into fear and limitation. We can cherish a greater sense of our spiritual identity in place of looking at ourselves as material bodies. We can value how we express spiritual qualities such as grace, gratitude, honesty, and joy, which Michelle says “satisfies the hungry soul and cares for the human body like nothing else can.”

Michelle answers a number of heartfelt questions having to do with being overweight, dieting, exercise, body image, media pressure to eat or look a certain way, judging others for their weight, dealing with health challenges associated with being overweight, and more.

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