Resilience amid life’s storms - A Christian Science Perspective from The Christian Science Monitor

See how inspiration, joy, and healing break through the storms of fear and self-doubt.

Several weeks ago, an early spring snowstorm dumped well over a foot of thick, wet snow in my area. Bushes and pine limbs and overhead wires drooped heavily with the crushing load. This had happened in past years, but never so severely. In my yard the shapely limbs of a favorite dogwood tree lay so low across the ground, I feared the tree might never recover. To my amazement and relief, after a few days of warming sunshine, the tree gradually rose up and resumed its regal posture. This got me pondering. Sometimes the “storms” we might encounter in our personal lives would weigh us down with grief, anger, frustration, or fear. But what I’ve come to realize is that they do not ultimately have the power to crush our inspiration or sense of purpose, though it may appear so temporarily. Read more on

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