Archive for the ‘Thought’ Category

The Colour of Kindness   1 comment

A Daily Lift by Laura Remmerde

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In this short podcast Laura describes how a conversation with her young grandson made her think more deeply about God’s love for all mankind.

Mary Baker Eddy and Humanity’s March to the Stars   Leave a comment

By William Whittenbury from the February 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The dream of exploring space was still many years away from being realized when Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, asked groundbreaking questions about the universe. Just as astronomers and astronauts reveal facts about the nature of our universe that challenge long-held human convictions, Mrs. Eddy’s own search for Truth led her to revolutionary discoveries about the nature of reality—discoveries that can be applied by anyone to break free from material limitations. 

In my own life and career as an engineer working on the design of spacecraft and rockets, I’ve thought a lot about the relationship between Mrs. Eddy’s work and present-day efforts to explore and understand the universe. While some think there is an inherent conflict between science and spirituality, I’ve found just the opposite. Since both science and spirituality are concerned with the study of truth, if—as logic suggests—there is only one truth, then it is inevitable that the two will eventually arrive at the same answer.

Years before people launched satellites, orbited the Earth, and left footprints on the moon, Mrs. Eddy predicted humanity’s march to the stars. In her textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, she wrote, “The elements and functions of the physical body and of the physical world will change as mortal mind changes its beliefs. . . . 

“. . . The astronomer will no longer look up to the stars,—he will look out from them upon the universe; . . .” (pp. 124–5). … Continue Reading

A Desire to Love   Leave a comment

Though I may speak with moving words,

Which can inspire the human heart,

But have not love to seal their worth,

They are but sham and empty art.

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Though I may give my worldly goods

Without a thought of self or gain,

Unless they bear the fruits of love,

They are as clouds without their rain.

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Though I may search the deepest books,

Companion with the wisest men,

God’s loving voice still calls to me,

It bids me turn and look again.

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Now I would learn to know this Love

Through meek and patient ministry,

Until my life has grown anew

And Love is All-in-all to me.

(Hymn 588 from the Christian Science Hymnal – words by Fenella Bennetts inspired by I Corintians 13)

Love: The Basis for a Renewed Democracy   Leave a comment

This article by Lyle Young was published in the January 2, 2022 issue of the the Christian Science Sentinel.

Over the centuries,  political philosophers developed the theory that democracy is a social pact in which people, for their own good, submit themselves to collective decision-making. But even the strongest of democracies needs constant renewal. How can this be accomplished?  … The book of First John in the Bible says that God is Love. … Since our origin, our Father-Mother, is divine Love and infinite Spirit, it’s our nature to be loving and spiritual. This means that the aggressive language sometimes used in politics, the virulent attacks, and the tendency to think of those whose policies we oppose as enemies, are not only profoundly anti-democratic but also profoundly alien to our true selves. (Read the full text)

No Human History   1 comment

Wednesday Testimony Meeting Readings

This recording is of the readings on the topic: No Human History

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Why search the future and the past?
Why do ye look with tearful eyes
And seek far off for paradise?
Before your feet Life’s pearl is cast.

Of all that was and is to come
The present holds the Mind and Cause;
For God lives in eternal laws,
And here today upholds His throne.

(Hymn 391 from the Christian Science Hymnal)

My Best Resolution   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen

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In this short podcast Hilary tells how one New Year’s resolution has changed the way she prays and her relationship with God.

From New Year’s Resolutions to Daily Resolve   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Tony Lobl

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In this short podcast Tony talks about how a daily resolve to leave materiality behind proves more effective than the annual New Year’s resolutions.

Spiritual Growth   Leave a comment

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Every step towards goodness is a departure from materiality, and is a tendency towards God, Spirit.

(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy p213)

Posted December 30, 2022 by cscanberra in Renewal, Spirituality, Thought, Values

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Gratitude is Riches   Leave a comment

Our gratitude is riches,
Complaint is poverty,
Our trials bloom in blessings,
They test our constancy.
O, life from joy is minted, 
An everlasting gold,
True gladness is the treasure
That grateful hearts will hold.


Words by Vivian Burnett, Christian Science Hymnal, No.249

When the Enemy Comes in Like a Flood   Leave a comment

An article by Even Mehlenbacher from the 29 September 2022 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.

When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:19), the Bible tells us. The war in Ukraine has captured the attention of people around the world. The spectacle of a massive military force invading a sovereign nation without provocation, meeting fierce resistance, and now plotting a bigger, more destructive offence, has many people wondering what can be done to protect the lives of all caught in this conflict and restore a just peace to that part of the world.

We can support such progress by understanding that there’s a spiritual basis for staying safe when faced with a flood of aggression and oppression.  continue reading

In this article Even shares his prayers and the proven spiritual truths that he affirmed in order to bring a sense of peace.

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