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By Devon Swinburne
With the pandemic sweeping Europe, this American citizen living in Spain shares how Christian Science helped her face—and overcome—her fears of being so far away from her parents and potentially unable to return home. Read...
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By Emily Staunton
After sending out more than twenty résumés without success, this college student realized she needed a different approach to her internship search. Spending time with Science and Health brought unexpected answers. Read...
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By Valerie Minard
Desperate for funds for college and feeling completely alone, this student wondered if suicide was her only answer. But it wasn’t a way out she needed, but a way forward, and she found it as she reached out to God for comfort and guidance. Read...
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This teen had always wanted a good relationship with her mom … but had never had one. But when she finally decided to pray about the dysfunction, based on what she’d learned in Christian Science, new insights paved the way for progress. Read...

A healing response to coronavirus fears

Calming financial fears
Nov 8, 2008 - Sentinel Radio 2008
In the face of economic upheavals and pressing financial needs, is there a way to calm fear and find stability? Three contributors share how they’ve prayed - and found a more reliable source of supply. Listen

Stabilizing the economy
Nov 5, 1979 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
When the threat of an economic crisis looms, two powerful spiritual facts can form the basis for our prayers: Evil is not inevitable. And God's continuity of good can be demonstrated. Read

Supply not dependent on business cycles
Apr 23, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Just as he started his own business, the Great Recession hit. But as he turned to the Bible for guidance, this author found practical ideas that calmed his fears and helped him find a way forward. Read

When it looked like we’d lose the company
Apr 8, 2019 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Deep in debt, this author was informed by his accountant that there was no chance to save his company. But a profound spiritual awakening - the realization that God created every one of us to succeed, grow, thrive - was a turning point that brought his company back from the brink. Read

Finding solid ground
Oct 7, 2019 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
This author shares how his study of the Bible and the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, have helped him find solid ground even in the face of upheaval and uncertainty. Read

Immovable Love
Dec 10, 2007 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
When we find ourselves awash in reports of danger, disruption, and fear, there is an answer: The peace and stability of God’s presence bring to light solutions just when they are needed and answers to prayers. Read

O Thou Unchanging Truth
Dec 12, 1942 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
What helps us face - and overcome - the storm of uncertainty? A clearer, deeper sense of God’s unchanging nature as Truth, Life, and Love. Read

Your God Is There
Oct 2, 1937 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
A poem with a reassuring message of God’s unfailing presence and protection. Read

Courage on the home front
Nov 5, 2001 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
An unexpected deployment upended this couple’s plans. But what they’d learned in Christian Science proved as solid as ever during uncertain times: “Together we've learned that [...] situations change,” they explain, “but that the power of God is always the same. There is a divine law of harmony that can never be interrupted.” Read

Family harmony
Oct 23, 2012 - News of Healing
When discipline proved ineffective to curb family bickering, this dad prayed - and found inspiration in the idea that the divine Father-Mother was parenting everyone, including him. Listen

Feeling burdened? There's a way to lighten the load
Mar 2, 1998 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
One author shares how the New Testament story of Mary and Martha took on new meaning for her when she felt burdened by lots of demands at home. Read

Keeping God as the head of the household
Dec 10, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
“Don’t be overwhelmed for me” this mom of seven used to quip when friends would comment on the logistics of having a large family. But her lighthearted response wasn’t just for laughs; it pointed to a deeper spiritual conviction: God, divine Love, was the real head of their household. Read

Parenting with spiritual conviction
Jul 16, 1990 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Sometimes fear and confusion seem to be the hallmarks of being a parent. But the spiritual truths about God and His children, as taught in Christian Science, are sure antidotes to these feelings and can help parents find more peace, clarity, and dominion. Read

Raising children and turning to God as Mother
May 8, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
In moments of stress and anxiety what can parents do? This parent explains how recognizing that “God is our Father, our divine Parent, always present to support and guide His children” helped her navigate parenting challenges with more equanimity. Read

Christian Science isn’t “mind over matter”
Apr 20, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Christian Science healing isn’t the same as “mind over matter,” says this author. “Instead,” he writes, “far from advocating the human mind as a healing agent, Christian Science explains how the power of divine Mind, God, conquers fear and its resultant illness and brings healing to the body.” Read

Flu symptoms healed
Apr 13, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
The Lord’s Prayer proves to be a powerful source of inspiration, comfort, and healing in the face of flu symptoms. Read

Healed of asthmatic bronchitis
Jun 24, 2013 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
“After I became acquainted with Christian Science,” says this author, “a world of new ideas about health opened up to me.” These ideas eventually led to a complete healing of chronic breathing difficulties. Read

Healed of pneumonia
Apr 6, 2009 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Even after a diagnosis of pneumonia, this writer felt confident in relying on prayer for healing. This confidence deepened as her prayers helped her see herself as God sees her: “spiritual, perfect, intact.” Read

How does a Christian Science healing happen?
Oct 1, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
When we pray for healing, are we changing something? Getting God to intervene in our lives? This article dives into the “how” of healing and looks at what’s really happening. Read

Spiritual healing and how it’s possible - Program 423
Jun 5, 2004 - Sentinel Radio 2004
Is it really possible to heal illness through prayer? If so, how do you pray for such a healing? This podcast offers a variety of first-hand experiences of spiritual healing and explains how those healings came about. Listen

Start, stay, stick, and stand with God
Apr 13, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
What does it mean to commit yourself to being a healer, and to finding healing? For this writer, it meant starting, staying, sticking, and standing with the God she’d learned is Love. Read

What is Christian Science healing?
Mar 2, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
You may have heard that Christian Science healing is a way of fixing something that’s wrong. Or that it’s merely an alternative method of health care. This article digs deeper into what Christian Science really is and explains how this clear understanding leads to progress, restoration, and even physical cure. Read

A mother's prayer
Aug 1, 2005 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
A pending separation from her family filled this author with dread. Discovering that she was one of many in her country who were feeling this way initially deepened her sorrow ... then paved the way for her to pray both for herself and for all those who were missing those they loved.Read

A piano lesson in the key of Life
Apr 9, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
This author learned a lesson about how to let go of a limited, fading view of her mom and find peace - and even joy - in a more expansive concept of her mom’s God-preserved identity. Read

Changing the climate of death
Jun 27, 2016 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
When it feels like the atmosphere is saturated with talk of death, we have a refuge in understanding what Christ Jesus taught and proved: that the reality of God as Life is dawning for all of us to see and experience.Read

Christ my refuge
Nov 15, 2010 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
A healing poem by the Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. Read

Seeing the city of God - right here
By Editor
From the July 7, 2003 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel Read

Transcending grief: the healing of loss - Program 445
Nov 6, 2004 - Sentinel Radio 2004
Grieving over a loss - of a loved one, a job, something that's brought you happiness? Hear from people who faced loss, yet found answers, hope, and restoration as they turned to God for help.Listen

What cannot be lost
Sep 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal
“Deeply pervading Christ Jesus’ teachings and healing works is the continual assurance that the good God gives can never be lost,” writes this author. Read on to learn about how we can reliably prove the presence of God's unchanging goodness in our lives today. Read

‘In awe of God's care’
Apr 3, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Initially, this writer didn't feel consoled by the Bible's reassurances of God's husbanding presence after her husband passed away; she just wanted her husband back! But as she prayed, a deeper, more concrete meaning of God's husbanding care dawned on her. Read

Bringing our prayers to the threat of contagion
Mar 9, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
When we’re faced with the threat of contagion, what can we do? This author shares how a deepening understanding of health as a spiritual quality - sustained and maintained by God - has proved practical in the face of contagious illness. Read

Contagion
Mar 9, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
An article by the Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. Read

Prayer offers protection
Dec 6, 2004 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
When her community faced a flu vaccine shortage, this author’s heart reached out in prayer to feel God’s tangible protection for every one of His children. Read

Reversing the fear of contagion
Aug 1987 issue of The Christian Science Journal
What role can Christian Science play in helping to stop the threat and effects of contagion? This author offers insights based on the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings. Read

The immunity that divine Love gives
Feb 27, 1995 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
“I know personally,” writes this author, “of contagious conditions that have been quickly and permanently healed through the power of divine Love, God.” This article explains the spiritual foundation for these kinds of healings. Read

What I’m learning about contagion
Feb 24, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Anytime she was around sick friends or family members, this teenager felt like getting sick was inevitable. But as she thought about what she’d learned in the Christian Science Sunday School, she began to realize that she could challenge this “inevitability” through prayer and discover more of her God-given immunity. Read

God is everywhere! Everywhere!
Aug 14, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
A girl shares how she and her mom and sister prayed after she had an accident - and the fast healing that followed. What healings have you had that you could share with other kids? Now is a great time to write one down! Read

Learning about the Bible helped us!
May 13, 2019 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Three siblings share how learning about the Bible helped them with friends, at home, and at school. Kids can write down and even submit their ideas to be published in the kids’ pages of the Sentinel. Don’t forget to add a practical example of how the story helped you find healing when you needed it. Read

Love chases away the storm
Sep 24, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
When her dog was scared by the sounds of a storm on TV, this author learned how to chase away the stormy thoughts by listening to God. Kids can write down the thoughts they hear from God that can help chase away storms of fear. Read

Love is taking care of you
Feb 3, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Two sisters find a mouse that needs help and write their prayers down to read to her. Kids can write down and illustrate their own prayers. Read

My healing from reading Science and Health
Feb 6, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
When his mom suggested he read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, this boy decided to try. Not only did he finish the whole book, but he was also healed while he read. Kids and families can come up with their own Science and Health “reading challenge.” Read

The ABC’s of gratitude
Mar 16, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
What can you do if you’re feeling sick or sad or scared? Try gratitude! Making a gratitude list by working your way through the alphabet is a fun activity for kids and families. Read

’You’re safe’
Feb 5, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Sometimes, if we’re feeling afraid, it’s helpful to know how other people have prayed about fear. This is a story about a girl who felt God’s loving protection even when it seemed like things were scary. Read

Five smooth stones
Sep 2004 issue of The Christian Science Journal
In a moment of despair, this writer found herself thinking that she’d never been up against this much raw fear. The way out came through the ideas she’d learned through her study of Christian Science: “God made me. God loves me. God maintains what He made. God showers me with blessings. These are permanent spiritual facts.” Read

Healing - because there is no fear in the allness of Love
Apr 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal
No one wants to feel afraid. But when things seem really frightening, how can you get out from under the heavy weight of fear? “It’s the power of divine Love that removes the fear,” says this author. “‘There is no fear in Love. Perfect Love [in other words, God’s love] casts out fear’ (see I John 4:18).” Read

Help stop the spread of fear
teen series: UpFront - Mar 10, 2020
If you’re feeling afraid about what’s going on in the world, there is something you can do to help. You can actually disengage from fear. This author explains how - and why saying no to fear is so powerful. Read

Overcoming fear
Jun 18, 1994 - Sentinel Radio 1994
In this audio program, four guests share how their understanding of God has helped them overcome fear. Listen

Night grace
Mar 30, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
A poem offering sweet consolation for long, lonely nights. Read

Our unbroken connection to God and each other
Mar 30, 2020 - Sentinel Watch
On this audio program, our guest offers practical, healing ideas for dealing with isolation. Join us - and feel the powerful divine presence that lifts the weight of loneliness. Listen

Sacred solitude
Apr 22, 2013 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Each of us, writes this author, “as the image and likeness of divine Love, Spirit, can never be removed from the wondrous whole of spiritual creation and can never be cut off from his or her intelligent source.” From this basis, we can pray effectively about loneliness, while also learning the profound joy that can come from being alone with God. Read

The 12-mile drive
Christian Science Sentinel - Apr 29, 2013
The isolation of his surroundings seemed gripping. But a simple, spiritual message from a friend brought a perspective-shift that didn’t change the landscape, but did change this writer’s way of seeing it. Read

What to do if you’re feeling lonely
teen series: Trending - Mar 31, 2020
When she felt overwhelmed by the lonely days and weeks stretching out ahead of her, this author discovered both newfound peace and practical solutions as she began to pray. Read

You can pray about loneliness (Part 1)
Jul 3, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
It might sound counterintuitive, but if you’re feeling lonely says this author, the solution won’t come from looking for answers “out there.” The promise is “that whatever we’ve hoped to find ‘out there’ is something that’s already inherent in our identity.” Read

You can pray about loneliness (Part 2)
teen series: - Jul 3, 2017
Sacred solitude Read

Help stop the spread of fear
teen series: UpFront - Mar 10, 2020
If you = or your friends - are feeling afraid about what’s going on in the world, there is something you can do to help. You can actually disengage from fear. This author explains how - and why saying no to fear is so powerful. Read

Stay connected
Apr 3, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
In this author’s own words, “This is [an article] about how I woke up to a different way of staying connected that has improved my life, like, majorly, and has even helped me approach social media with more poise and discernment.” Read

Turn off the noise
teen series: Trending - Apr 11, 2017
His co-counselors were coming down with the flu and this camp counselor wanted to do something to help. This meant more than just taking on extra responsibilities; he realized there was something he could do mentally, prayerfully, to combat contagion. Read

What am I supposed to think about the bad stuff?
teen series: UpFront - Feb 19, 2019
When bad things happen, what are we supposed to think? And how can we reconcile our faith in God as All and all good with the fact that we still see awful stuff in the world around us? “I’ve never found answers by staring at the bad stuff,” says this author. Her answer? Look toward God instead. Read

What I’m learning about contagion
Feb 24, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Anytime she was around sick friends or family members, this teenager felt like getting sick was inevitable. But as she thought about what she’d learned in the Christian Science Sunday School, she began to realize that she could challenge this “inevitability” through prayer and discover more of her God-given immunity. Read

What the news won’t tell you
teen series: Trending - Mar 17, 2020
Glued to your phone for updates on the latest terrifying thing sweeping the globe? Christian Science can help us productively navigate our consumption of - and response to - information. Read

When things don’t go the way you planned
Feb 25, 2019 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Nothing was working out the way this college student had planned and she felt lost and disappointed. But soon she realized this was an opportunity to let go of her own plans and trust God’s loving direction. Read

‘I feel like I don’t have faith in God’
Dec 2, 2019 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
What can you do when you’re facing something that seems really hard and you feel like you don’t have faith? This writer shares a healing that taught her a lesson about where faith comes from and how to find it. Read