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Is depression responsive to spirituality?

This blog, re-posted from The Connection, is by my colleague Kay Stroud from Queensland, Australia, and was originally titled Is mental health genetically-based? News reports giving statistics of the increasing prevalence of mental illness, depression and suicide in both the young and the elderly are being published every day in Australia. Have you ever felt lost for […]

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The healing art of listening

This blog has been reproduced from The Connection A patient recently told researchers investigating the importance of “proactive care” that time spent with their nurse “was worth 100 prescriptions.” This intriguing remark helped those behind the study conclude significant benefits can result from a more holistic approach to caring for those suffering from chronic and […]

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Sudden illness quickly reversed by “scientific prayer treatment”

My colleague Shannon Horst in New Mexico recently shared the following experience of healing prayer in her blog Prayer that heals: a reason for blogging. For readers who follow this blog, you know that I generally post an original piece on Monday every week. Well, yesterday, I had every intention of doing just that. But, […]

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Bad backache? A friend recommends prayer

Californian colleague Eric Nelson has published a blog on the healing of a “whopping backache” on Blogcritics. It is called What Kind of Treatment Would You Recommend? It opens with a wonderful childhood memory: Even when I was a kid I wondered about that “one out of every five dentists” who didn’t “recommend sugarless gum for […]

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Healed of alcohol poisoning. How?

The following example of healing prayer and explanation of how it works, was recently published as a Houston Chronicle blog  entitled “Michelle: Christian healing > No miracle > Natural”: Many years ago, I taught Michelle in Sunday School. A few years later, when she was a teenager, she went to a party and drank until she was drunk. […]

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Former anarchist – now a 100 year-old “fully engaged” Christian Science practitioner!

If you think that was just an attention-getting headline, you are partly right. I couldn’t resist! However, it is also true.  On Monday evening, on the Progressive Radio Network’s “A Better World” show (in the USA), – hosted by Mitchell Jay Rabin – an interview with centenarian pianist, and Christian Scientist, Lillian Schwabe was introduced in the […]

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Atheist now uses prayer as a “first resort”…

Today’s blog is a guest blog from Polly Castor. Polly “is a Christian Science Practitioner, an Artist, a Photographer, a Poet, a Homeschooling Mother, a wife, a Gourmet Cook, a Traveler, a Nature Lover, a Reader, a Peacemaker, and a former Structural Engineer”. She writes from the USA. Often people think of Christian Scientists as […]

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Healing prayer narrative – alcoholism wiped out without a trace!

This blog’s Wednesday focus is on what I have called “healing prayer narratives”. Today’s blog highlights a vivid and complete cure of alcoholism. The album on the left is called “Welcome to my Nightmare”, and at one point alcoholism was a nightmare being experienced by rock star Alice Cooper.   What awoke him from that? The […]

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Healing prayer narrative – spiritual nursing care, a conference and a recovery.

This blog’s weekly Wednesday focus is on what I have been calling “healing prayer narratives” and today’s blog touches on the role of spirituality in relation to the nursing care needed in healing.   First, news that an upcoming Royal College of Nursing conference will include a focus on how licensed nurses deal with patients’ spiritual […]

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Healing prayer narrative – healing of bipolar depression

On Wednesday, Christian Science churches around the world host meetings that include spontaneously shared “experiences, testimonies, and remarks on Christian Science” for anyone curious to hear these accounts.  Such experiences and testimonies of the practicality of the power of God’s love can range from the modest to the marvellous. This blog’s weekly Wednesday focus is […]

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