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By William Whittenbury
When this high school student began dealing with debilitating panic attacks, he discovered he could do more than manage the problem. He could expect complete healing by praying the way he’d learned to in the Christian Science Sunday School. Read...
Your Healing
By Chaney Heinbaugh
When this avid soccer player faced a scoring drought, she had to pray through some tough questions about where her abilities come from and whether her skill on the field was something she could lose. Her understanding of Christian Science helped her answer those questions—and turn her game around. Read...
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By Robin Kadz
When a test in one of her scariest subjects was hanging over her head, this author started her exam prep with prayer. Read about how it paid off. Read...
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By Deborah Huebsch
If you’ve ever felt like the word God is confusing, unclear, or awkward to use with your friends, you’re not alone. This author explains how we can get past the confusion and start to know God in a way that’s genuinely helpful and healing. Read...

A healing response to coronavirus fears

Calming financial fears
Sentinel Radio (Nov 8, 2008)
In the middle of economic upheavals and pressing financial needs, is there a way to calm fear and find stability? Many people have looked beyond a surface assessment of their well-being and a frust... Listen

Finances: Investing in a shift of perspective
Sentinel Watch (Apr 16, 2020)
On this special edition of Sentinel Watch, our guest discusses how a shift in his perspective from a fear of lack to a spiritual understanding of God's constant care and infinite goodness brou... Listen

Stabilizing the economy
Christian Science Sentinel (Nov 5, 1979)
The fiftieth anniversary of the American stock market crash of 1929 is being given much attention by the media. That event ushered in the Great Depression of the 1930's. Today, people are asking if... Read

Supply not dependent on business cycles
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 23, 2018)
During the mid-2000s, I decided to act on a long-cherished desire to be self-employed. I created a plan that would allow me to work part-time on my new endeavor. I formed a corporation, lined up fi... Read

When it looked like we'd lose the company
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 8, 2019)
I was traveling with my family. Staying at a hotel. Trying to check out. We had to catch a flight to our next destination. The clock was ticking. As I was at the checkout desk, family members... Read

COURAGE on the home front
Christian Science Sentinel (Nov 5, 2001)
Separated by continents, their wedding plans sidetracked by the Gulf War, two people found that a commitment to trusting God brought protection - and preserved their commitment to each other. Read

Family harmony
News of Healing (Oct 23, 2012)
Adam shows how an understanding of God as our true parent brought peace and calm to his family. Listen

Feeling burdened? There's a way to lighten the load
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 2, 1998)
You can count on Christ's help - just as Mary and Martha did. Read

Keeping God as the head of the household
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 10, 2018)
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she knew just what to do. She fed them and bathe... Read

Parenting with spiritual conviction
Christian Science Sentinel (Jul 16, 1990)
Understanding God's motherhood doesn't relieve us of our responsibility. It shows us more effective and tender ways of fulfilling that responsibility. Read

Raising children and turning to God as Mother
Christian Science Sentinel (May 8, 2017)
My two-year-old twins were dismantling the baseboard heaters in one of the bedrooms at the same time that my five-year-old daughter decided to try to carry the new baby up the stairs by herself. Bo... Read

The role of humility in parenting
Sentinel Watch (May 4, 2020)
On this edition of Sentinel Watch, our guest explains how powerful humility can be in parenting by allowing us to hear what God is leading us to do or say. She tells how the ideas in the... Listen

Certainty in uncertain times
Christian Science Sentinel (May 4, 2020)
I've heard it said that the one thing you can count on is that you can't count on anything. The uncertainties of human existence would tend to support such a sentiment. But are chaos and variablene... Read

Finding solid ground
Christian Science Sentinel (Oct 7, 2019)
A verse from the Bible's book of Psalms steadies me: “He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along” (40... Read

IMMOVABLE LOVE
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 10, 2007)
In a world where instability seems all too common, the Bible offers a powerful, alternate view, one that's been time-tested through the years. The Psalmist - obviously no stranger to change, tumult,... Read

O Thou Unchanging Truth
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 12, 1942)
O Thou unchanging Truth, whose facts eternal give us the courage to outface the storm, to rise against the senses' swift alarm and stand unmoved at Spirit's high tribunal,Thy Word acquits us and T... Read

Your God Is There
Christian Science Sentinel (Oct 2, 1937)
Your God is there, where dangers seem encircling; They are but dust of dreams that have no place In Mind's infinitude and Love's protection,Wherein you dwell in safety, beauty, grace. Your God is... Read

Christian Science isn't “mind over matter”
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 20, 2020)
In a recent autobiography of a former Supreme Court justice, I was surprised to read that his mother and grandmother were devout Christian Scientists and that he had attended a Christian Science Su... Read

Flu symptoms healed
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 13, 2020)
Recently, a few days before some visiting family were to depart, I was overcome with flu-type symptoms.Christ Jesus healed diseases of all kinds, and he assured those who followed him that they cou... Read

Healed of asthmatic bronchitis
Christian Science Sentinel (Jun 24, 2013)
For three years I suffered from what the doctors diagnosed as asthmatic bronchitis. The spells appeared with every change of season, especially when it was humid, and lasted between three and four... Read

HEALED OF PNEUMONIA
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 6, 2009)
In December 2008 I spent the holidays with my family in South Africa. Soon after returning home to the UK, I became ill with what appeared to be a severe cold.I've been a Christian Scientist all my... Read

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

Spiritual healing and how it's possible
Sentinel Radio (Jun 5, 2004)
Is it really possible to heal a physical trouble through prayer? If so, what do you do? How do you pray for such a healing? Hear a variety of first-hand experiences of spiritual healing and hear ho... Listen

Start, stay, stick, and stand with God
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 13, 2020)
From day one of my interest in Christian Science, I saw that Christianity is a whole lot more than sitting in a pew on Sunday and striving to be a good person. Christianity as exemplified by Christ... Read

The crowning idea that conquers fear and heals
Christian Science Sentinel (May 11, 2020)
I have been praying about the coronavirus concerns and fears that have spread around the world and disrupted many lives and economies. In my prayer one evening, I felt led to research the term... Read

What is Christian Science healing?
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 2, 2020)
You may have heard it's a way of fixing something that's wrong. Or that it's merely an alternative method of health care. These answers have some truth in them, but they don't begin to tell the who... Read

“It shall not come nigh thee”
Christian Science Sentinel (May 11, 2020)
When a seemingly vicious flu-like condition passed through my children's school district, my daughter came home from high school one day with the symptoms. As I helped her into bed, a most comforti... Read

A MOTHER'S PRAYER
Christian Science Sentinel (Aug 1, 2005)
Days before my children and young grandchildren were to move to the United States, I began to feel enormous anxiety. I remember meeting a friend on the street, who told me how her two children were... Read

A piano lesson in the key of Life
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 9, 2018)
I learned to play the piano on my mother's Steinway in the living room. It was a big, beautiful piano with a grand and resonant sound, and she cherished it. Because we both deeply loved music,... Read

Changing the climate of death
Christian Science Sentinel (Jun 27, 2016)
Flags seem to fly at half staff more often than ever in my city, marking the passing of revered persons. They remind me that every day multimillions are mourning the loss of someone. Death is a con... Read

Christ my refuge
Christian Science Sentinel (Nov 15, 2010)
O'er waiting harpstrings of the mind There sweeps a strain, Low, sad,and sweet, whose measures bind The power of pain, And wake a white-winged angel throng... Read

Seeing the city of God - right here
Christian Science Sentinel (Jul 7, 2003)
News stories from around the world warn of unemployment, suffering economies, and financial fears among all sectors of the work force. People on limited incomes, or those facing loss of income, fee... Read

Transcending grief: the healing of loss
Sentinel Radio (Nov 6, 2004)
Are you grieving over a loss - of a loved one, a job, something that's brought you happiness? Hear from people who faced loss, yet found good opportunities and experiences opening up for them through... Listen

What cannot be lost
The Christian Science Journal (Sep 1, 2015)
The title of a critically praised movie from a couple of years ago, All Is Lost, might seem a fitting summary of human experience at times. What a reliable theme loss is - for screenwriters and poets... Read

“In awe of God's care”
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 3, 2017)
“Thy Maker is thine husband” (Isaiah 54:5) - what in the world does that mean? My beloved husband of almost thirty years had just passed on, and somehow that Bible verse was supposed to be a comforti... Read

Bringing our prayers to the threat of contagion
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 9, 2020)
“Today only! Free flu shots!”The bright banners snapping in the late fall breeze seemed to be effective. Lots of cars were turning in at the large chain drugstore near our home. As I drove past, it... Read

Contagion
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 9, 2020)
Even though it was written in 1883, this timeless article by Mary Baker Eddy from her Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896 offers a concise yet thorough analysis of what's going on durin... Read

Finding immunity from sickness
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 27, 2020)
I know someone who used to schedule his sick days in advance because he expected to catch some type of illness every year about the same time. Then he learned about Christian Science, and his exper... Read

No more flu symptoms
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 27, 2020)
One morning I awoke with flu symptoms and was unable to study the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson (found in the Christian Science Quarterly) as I usually do each morning. I stayed in bed and... Read

PRAYER OFFERS PROTECTION
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 6, 2004)
I WAS CHECKING OUT a room I had booked for a conference. The refrigerator contained something rather unexpected - some unused flu vaccine. When I contacted the building's business office, they told m... Read

Reversing the fear of contagion
The Christian Science Journal (Aug 1, 1987)
When authorities predict that incidence of a certain disease may reach epidemic proportions, what is the responsibility of Christian Scientists? It is fundamental to the practice of Christian Scie... Read

Shielded from contagion during air travel
Christian Science Sentinel (May 4, 2020)
Ever since I was young, traveling on an airplane has represented a thrilling adventure. As a child, airports were my favorite place to be. But as an adult, I've found that there have been times whe... Read

The immunity that divine Love gives
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 27, 1995)
“A Calm, Christian state of mind is a better preventive of contagion than a drug, or than any other possible sanative method; and the 'perfect Love' that 'casteth out fear' is a sure defense,&... Read

What I'm learning about contagion
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 24, 2020)
It always happened like this: A family member or friend had a cold, and then I had a cold. It seemed almost inevitable. However, from the time I was little, I had been learning something diffe... Read

God is everywhere! Everywhere!
Christian Science Sentinel (Aug 14, 2017)
I have one long tooth in front that is getting loose and is probably going to fall out soon. The other day I jumped off the couch. Somehow my knee hit my chin, and my long tooth went right thr... Read

Learning about the Bible helped us!
Christian Science Sentinel (May 13, 2019)
We are two sisters and a brother, and we go to the Christian Science Sunday School. Every week, we read the Bible and learn about different stories and characters. The stories in the Bible happened... Read

Love chases away the storm
Christian Science Sentinel (Sep 24, 2018)
It was a dark and stormy night. At least, that's what my dog Raven thought! It was nighttime. Raven was curled up on the floor, sleeping. I was watching the weather report on TV. The report sh... Read

Love is taking care of you
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 3, 2020)
Juniper and Amanda lived in the mountains. One winter day when they were playing outside, they found a little mouse lying on the ground. The mouse was very cold and couldn't move. They decided to t... Read

My healing from reading Science and Health
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 6, 2017)
One year ago, when I was eight years old, my awesome mom encouraged me to read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I knew this book from going to the Christian Science... Read

The ABC's of gratitude
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 16, 2020)
The sun was shining. The sky was bright blue. But something wasn't right. My head was hurting, and that was turning a good day into a bad one. But wait! I remembered from my Christian Science... Read

“You're safe”
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 5, 2018)
My friend and I were camping with her family in the desert, and we were having the best time. During the day, we got to ride dirt bikes around a dry lake bed. At night, we slept in a small motor ho... Read

Five smooth stones
The Christian Science Journal (Sep 1, 2004)
PART I - AT THE BEACH When I was growing up in the San Francisco area, my family often spent weekends and vacations at the beach. Now I live on the opposite coast, but my love for the beauty of the be... Read

Healing - because there is no fear in the allness of Love
The Christian Science Journal (Apr 1, 2014)
I want to tell you why this is my focus today. A man gave a testimony of healing right here in our local Christian Science church on a Wednesday night. He visits the area a couple times a year, so... Read

Help stop the spread of fear
Teen series: Upfront (Apr 27, 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... Read

Not afraid but not naive
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 20, 2020)
I've been hearing the same voices many others in society have been listening to - media, government officials, friends. And the focus is pretty constantly the same: coronavirus. A lot of people have... Read

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

Overcoming fear - the first step on the road to healing
Sentinel Watch (Mar 19, 2020)
On this edition of Sentinel Watch, our guest helps us understand how our God-given dominion defeats fear and contagion. And she shows us how to listen to the “still small voice” of... Listen

Beyond skin color
Christian Science Sentinel (Jan 17, 2018)
This teen couldn't understand why a guy on social media had rejected his friend request. When it came to light that skin color might be the issue, he turned to prayer to understand more deeply that... Read

Black and white? Or brothers?
Christian Science Sentinel (May 14, 2018)
Confronted with racist behavior from the guy he'd been assigned to live with, this college student initially felt confused, hurt, and angry. But a healing insight rescued him as he prayed: They bot... Read

Blacks ... Whites ... Overcoming prejudice
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 17, 2017)
Confronted by negative thoughts about his own skin color, this traveler prayed with the ideas he'd learned in Christian Science and was able to “cherish the idea that skin [color] was unable at any... Read

Can our prayer reduce racial tension?
Christian Science Sentinel (Jul 6, 2020)
For this author, dealing with the troubling, entrenched issue of racism begins with a Biblically-based question: Am I truly willing to love my neighbor as God does? An incident at her local police... Read

Dissolve racism: Live as 'children of light'
Christian Science Sentinel (Jun 25, 2018)
After she moved away from South Africa, this author became aware of how subtly the belief of separation had infiltrated and influenced every aspect of her life and thoughts. An encounter with a per... Read

Freedom from racism and sectarianism
Sentinel audio chat (Feb 19, 2013)
In this audio chat, the host and guest explore a Christian Science approach to dealing with racism, bias, discrimination, as well as practical spiritual ideas on how to help people with different r... Listen

From racial profiling to 'You are my brother'
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 7, 2011)
Pulled over by a cop in what seemed partially an incident of racial profiling, this Black man was able to turn to God and hear a quiet, internal message: God was present, and his prayers to see thi... Read

Improving racial harmony by truly loving our neighbor
Christian Science Sentinel (Nov 18, 2019)
When a woman unjustly accused some neighbors of committing a crime, she was forced to confront - and pray about - racism. The basis for her prayers? Christ Jesus' example of seeing each individual the... Read

It's time to elevate the human race
Christian Science Sentinel (Jan 16, 2017)
“It's time,” writes this author, “to 'stick with love' - with the courage to have our ignorance, our unjust thoughts and actions, and our fears uncovered and overcome by divine Love, which forgives a... Read

The power of God to unify humanity
Christian Science Sentinel (May 21, 2018)
There is a power in knowing our true relation to our Creator - a power that unifies even when prejudice and racism would divide. Three guests share their stories of seeing this power in action on thi... Read

Night grace
Christian Science Sentinel (Mar 30, 2020)
When worries trouble even peaceful night,I wake to You, O God, as if You'd brought a lantern swift to bathe me in its light,illuming the felt dark cave of my thought. Your love surrounds m... Read

Our unbroken connection to God and each other
Sentinel Watch (Mar 30, 2020)
On this edition of Sentinel Watch, our guest explores how we can overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness by understanding our unbroken connection to God and our place in God's harmo... Listen

Sacred solitude
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 22, 2013)
What's the distinction between loneliness and being alone - between a kind of “solitary confinement” and sacred solitude with God?If you search for loneliness on the Internet, you'll get everything f... Read

The 12-mile drive
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 29, 2013)
A fresh, spiritual insight can change our whole perspective and replace anxiety with stability and peace. Read

What to do if you're feeling lonely
Teen series: Trending (May 25, 2020)
When it seemed like there was no end to her loneliness, this author first felt overwhelmed and anxious ... then had a surprising realization that completely changed her state of mind. Read

You can pray about loneliness
Teen series: Q&A (Jul 3, 2017)
Feeling lonely? You're not alone. Though we're more connected than ever (thanks, social media), many of us still feel isolated. Is there a spiritual solution to loneliness? ... Read

You can pray about loneliness (part two)
Teen series (Jul 3, 2017)
Today, even though we're more connected than ever, a lot of us still feel pretty lonely. Here's how we can pray about loneliness - for ourselves and the world. Read

Help stop the spread of fear
Teen series: Upfront (Apr 27, 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... Read

How can I find a feeling of purpose?
Teen series: Q&A (Jul 6, 2020)
When nothing's going on, it's easy to feel like you don't have purpose. But this author offers a different take: Purpose isn't dependent on external circumstances but is actually built in to who yo... Read

Stay connected
Christian Science Sentinel (Apr 3, 2017)
Social media has its upsides, but it can also provoke envy and self criticism. One author shares how she responds to the impulse to stay connected, and how that has transformed her approach to Face... Read

Turn off the noise
Teen series: Trending (Apr 11, 2017)
When flu symptoms became a problem for this counselor and several others on staff, he found a powerful antidote to the belief of contagion by “tuning in” to God's reassurances of health and safety. 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... Read

What I'm learning about contagion
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 24, 2020)
It always happened like this: A family member or friend had a cold, and then I had a cold. It seemed almost inevitable. However, from the time I was little, I had been learning something diffe... 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
Christian Science Sentinel (Feb 25, 2019)
When none of the opportunities this college student had planned for herself ended up working out, she initially felt frantic. But soon, prayer led her to the surprising realization that instead of... Read

When you're facing the unknown
Christian Science Sentinel (May 11, 2020)
Struggling with uncertainty and fear about the future, this author needed an answer. What she found in the Bible allayed her fears and helped her stop worrying about what came next. Read

“I feel like I don't have faith in God”
Christian Science Sentinel (Dec 2, 2019)
What can you do when 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