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News of Healing – A Perfect Heart   Leave a comment

shutterstock_162594128 (2)… Though I had not felt ill nor had any physical problems for many years, the results from my physical exam and EKG showed that I had an advanced form of heart disease. The insurance company described the illness as incurable, untreatable, and probably fatal.

Over the next several months, I focused my prayers by studying the deep spiritual significance of heart. Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul” (p269). So, rather than focus on the physical function of my heart, I needed to understand its spiritual function. …

… The results of the new EKG showed that my heart was normal….

This verified testimony of healing, A Perfect Heart by Lee Pettit, was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel of July 8, 2013.  It is currently available on JHS-online.  To read the full text of this healing follow the link to JHS-online.

News of Healing: No More Heart Trouble   Leave a comment

shutterstock_162594545For several years, off and on I experienced symptoms, sometimes very aggressive ones, of high blood pressure and heart trouble. I would call on a dedicated Christian Science practitioner and receive immediate prayerful help, but eventually the fear would return and the symptoms with it.

One early morning as I prayed, I listened intently, humbly, … … read more

With that, the healing was complete. The symptoms never returned.

This testimony of healing was submitted by Bonita K Rea to the Christian Science Sentinel.  The full text of this article describing the inspiration that supported this healing can be found on  JHS-onlineRead the complete article.


Red Wine No Special Properties, but Spirituality Health-Promoting   Leave a comment

shutterstock_172479914 (1)Recently the Courier-Mail ran a story (Red repudiated to the last drop) quoting the national Alcohol Policy Coalition as challenging the ‘myth’ of the health benefits of drinking alcohol, and in particular red wine.

The chief executive of the Victorian Heart Foundation, Kathy Bell, said it did not recommend red wine or other alcoholic drinks to prevent or treat cardiovascular disease, cancer or liver cirrhosis.  “After reviewing all the scientific evidence, it appears any positive effects of alcohol in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease have been hugely overestimated,” she said. “In particular, red wine has no special protective qualities.” The coalition cites studies finding that the harms from alcohol are likely to outweigh any benefits.

Some people may be thinking that these sorts of results from current scientific research are slowly chipping away at hope of ever finding that ‘miracle’ chemical or food. And some who had supreme confidence in the revolutionary discoveries of science may also be feeling disappointed, as contradictory research findings about foods abound. While the use of alcohol can never be beneficial (from either a health or behavioural perspective), a normal healthy and balanced diet would seem to make sense.

Around 2,000 years ago Christ Jesus healed the sick without the use of hygiene or promoting the health-giving properties of food or drink. In direct contradiction to the standard practice of the Jews at that time, he told his disciples and the hundreds of bystanders “I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink;” (Luke 12:22)

But he didn’t leave it there. He suggested that they and we need to seek a more spiritual view (he called it the ‘kingdom of God’ where cooperation, gentleness, forgiveness and patience are demonstrated), and then we’d be assured of consistent and continuous provision of health.

I’ve found this realisation life-transforming through my study and practice of Christian Science; although at times, I must admit that I’ve felt a bit lonely holding these views and my change to better behaviours has often taken quite a bit of effort.

But now I find that scientific research is supporting these efforts, as discoveries are being published daily that show that spiritual qualities like forgiveness, hope, gratitude and optimism are what are really health-promoting. Check out this report on The ConversationBitterness makes the heart grow sicker.

Hey, it could be worth exchanging an intense focus on what you eat and drink to thinking more on the qualities of thought that promote health.

This article is by Kay Stroud. Kay is a health writer focussing on the leading edge of consciousness, spirituality and health. Contact her to learn more about it, including Christian Science, via

Healing of a Heart Condition   Leave a comment

shutterstock_167122277For several months my heart suffered from palpitation, and the left-hand side of my body ached and felt tired. I was very concerned. …

I set my heart on a spiritually mission-driven journey, searching all that I could find on heart in the Bible and in Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, …

A few weeks back, I was required to have a checkup to fill in forms required to register a policy. The doctor told me my heart was sound and in good shape. I am truly grateful for this healing.  Read this whole article.

This article, Healing of a Heart Condition, by Dorothy Dipuo Maubane was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel.  It is currently available on JHS-online.  Follow the link to read how Dorothy resolved this situation through prayer and study.


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