A healing perspective on topics in the news
Family Unity: Working together for health and healing I raised my children in Christian Science, a religion and way of life based on Christ Jesus’ healing works, as well as his other teachings. When they became adults, two daughters followed a different path for many years until challenges drew them back.
Can Gratitude Survive Black Friday? This is one of the best weeks of the year on my calendar, as Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It's a time to gather family together and slow down, to step away from life's busyness and immerse myself in the love of family, country, and God. But wait a minute. Who put Black Friday there?
Only good can touch you: finding liberation from all that would be harmful Perhaps we can all recall times when we have been touched by something. We may be touched by seeing a child do something thoughtful to make a friend feel happy. Or, in another direction, someone might do something to hurt us emotionally or even physically.
A spiritual response to commercial cybertheft is the creative Principle in all of us In a recent editorial, the Monitor wrote on an agreement between the United States and China “to work together to fight the theft of commercial secrets in cyberspace,” noting that it “signals to countries, companies, and individuals that they must develop their own creativity – rather than steal ideas and technology from others.”
National peacemaking and prayer in the aftermath of recent college campus shootings Fatal shootings at college campuses in Oregon, Arizona, and Texas have revived the discussion in the United States about guns, the laws regulating them, and the ongoing challenges to preserve individual safety... ‘At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love,’ stated Martin Luther King Jr.”
Doing the right thing – it’s natural When I read the Monitor editorial about Volkswagen’s emissions deception, I thought of a statement by Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science: “If you believe in and practise wrong knowingly, you can at once change your course and do right” (“Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 253).
Can the Goliath disease (Alzheimer’s) be defeated? Despite the billions spent on medical research, some health conditions and diseases still appear insurmountable. Take Alzheimer’s disease. When I first heard about this terrible, seemingly untreatable condition, I saw how David must have felt when he first saw the towering figure of Goliath.
During election time, prayer can uplift politics In the United States, the presidential campaign season is heating up. By describing their suitability for office and presenting their thoughts about government, those hoping to succeed President Obama help voters to make choices. In addition to listening to what competitors say, voters also judge their character...
What really links to living long and healthy? The pursuit of health and longevity is ongoing, with many searching for links between health and elements of lifestyle including greater income, higher education, and better health care access. But is there a direct link between these aspects of lifestyle and health? Not necessarily. Surprisingly, Latinos throughout the country don’t show corresponding links between health and income, education level, and access to health care
Can the Goliath disease (Alzheimer's) be defeated? Despite the billions spent on medical research, some health conditions and diseases still appear insurmountable. Take Alzheimer’s disease. When I first heard about this terrible, seemingly untreatable condition, I saw how David must have felt when he first saw the towering figure of Goliath.
How to take lessons learned in tennis into life’s game Ask anyone what they think is the most important thing in life, and they’ll usually give the same answer – health. I met Roy at a community meeting where we discussed spirituality and healthy life styles. As a tennis player and coach he talked about the the development of a healthy inner self.
Looking beyond the brain for health Is it important to focus entirely on the body in order to know how to maintain your health? Is health exclusively dependent on material things (blood, bones, etc.), as has been generally accepted over time? Or does the fact that the body is comprised of energy suggest that health is affected ...
How do spiritual conversations help in healing? When I think about it, there are actually many opportunities to discuss God and prayer in day-to-day encounters, but many times these opportunities are passed by. And any one of these missed opportunities could very well have been the life-changing moment in someone else’s life.
A New View on Living Life in the Moment I was racing to be on time for an interview about the merging interests of physicians and chaplains, when I was sidetracked by several signs reading: “Mindful Conference this way.” These signs caught my attention because I wondered if the spiritual mindfulness that I practiced was part of the conference’s discussion.
Independence Day – Freedom from Tyranny Is July 4th just a day for barbecues, friends, and family? As we celebrate the 239th anniversary as an independent nation, we do have many things to celebrate and to be thankful for. One of the bedrocks of our country, which many other nations tragically lack, is the commitment to religious freedom...