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Millstone or Milestone   Leave a comment

A short poem by Peter J. Henniker-Heaton … food for thought:

A millstone or a milestone,
Which shall it be?
Shall I hang it heavy around my neck
And drag it along with me,
Or stand it up by the roadside
To mark one more victory?

This poem was originally published in the January 29, 1966 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.

Thank you, God   2 comments

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A Daily Lift by Deborah Huebsch

In this 3 minute podcast Deborah talks about how developing a habit of recognising the good in her life – the big and small things – helped her to move out of a very dark time.

God’s Love Song   1 comment

A Daily Lift by Robert Witney

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In this 3 minute podcast Robert talks about how listening to love songs reminded him of the love that is God, and helped him to see God who is love expressed throughout his day.

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A new Daily Lift is released each week day. To listen to current Lifts click on the Daily Lift tab in the menu bar above.

My Father Has My Treasure   2 comments

Green pastures are before me,

Which yet I have not seen;

Bright skies will soon be o’ver me,

Where darkest clouds have been.

My hope I cannot measure,

My path in life is free;

My father has my treasure,

And He will walk with me.

(The Christian Science Hymnal – 148 by Anna L Waring)

Grand and Noble Lives   Leave a comment

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We must form perfect models in thought and look at them continually, or we shall never carve them out in grand and noble lives.

(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy p248)

A Prayer of Love   1 comment

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My prayer, some daily good to do
To Thine, for Thee;
An offering pure of Love, whereto
God leadeth me.

(Christian Science Hymnal No.253 words by Mary Baker Eddy)

Finding Home   Leave a comment

The members of the Christian Science community in Canberra share their experiences and thoughts on Christian Science:

I grew up in Zimbabwe, and when I was 10 years old started boarding school. I found moving between the boarding hostel and home unsettling, and for many years struggled with the concept of home. Wherever I lived, I wanted to (or thought I should) be living somewhere else. I lived in Zimbabwe, South Africa, England and Australia and spent time travelling in other countries, but never felt settled and this really bothered me.

In 1985 I moved to Australia and in 1992 was posted by the Australian Government to Zimbabwe. At the end of my posting, I was strongly drawn to living in South Africa where I had strong family ties and had studied and worked for a few years.

When I moved to South Africa, I thought I had found my place. But, after about ten years when things weren’t working out because it was difficult to find employment, the restless feelings that I should be living somewhere else returned. I started praying to know that home is not a material location or physical structure, but a state of mind in which we are at one with God – at home and in our right place all the time wherever we are. As Paul says, “For in him, we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17: 28). 

Browsing in my local Christian Science Reading Room one day, I came across a pamphlet called PLACE. It has four lovely articles from past Christian Science Sentinels and Journals around being in our right place, home and employment – drawing from the Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and her other writings. They were all really helpful.

Then one evening while out walking my dogs, the idea came clearly that I should apply for jobs outside South Africa. Over the next few weeks I applied for jobs in Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and Australia. I was offered three interviews, and then positions in the Middle East and Australia. I prayed to know which to accept, and it came to me clearly to accept the job in Australia.  As with all these kinds of decisions – when it is right, there is an incredible and indescribable feeling of peace.

A few months later when I landed back in Australia, I felt I had returned home. That feeling of being at HOME and in my right place has never left me since then. I have had no feelings of restlessness or that I should be living somewhere else.

I am very grateful for being led through Christian Science to an improved understanding of HOME and for the lovely way this has been manifested in my experience.

Gratitude is Riches   1 comment

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Our gratitude is riches,
Complaint is poverty,

(Vivian Burnett – Hymn 249 Christian Science Hymnal)

Posted October 13, 2021 by cscanberra in Gratitude, Happiness, Values

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Desire is Prayer   Leave a comment

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What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds.

(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy p1)

Happiness   1 comment

Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.

(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy p57:18)

Posted September 3, 2021 by cscanberra in Brotherhood, Happiness

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