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Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery: 150 years young today!

I have just posted a new blog on Medium called: 7 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Mary Baker Eddy 150 years ago today (February 4, 1866), a New England woman recovered from an injury expected to be fatal. But she was no ordinary woman. Mary Baker Eddy was a spiritual thinker who for decades […]

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Could 2016 be a continual spiritual Christmas?

  I have posted a new blog on Facebook, although you don’t need to be a Facebook user to read it.  It is called “Could 2016 be a continual spiritual Christmas?” Here’s an excerpt: But suppose it was early February, mid-June, or late October and there was no Santa, no reindeers, no baby Jesus in a […]

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We are spiritual innocents!

Sometimes at Christmas we struggle with self-acceptance and self-love more than usual. So my Christmas blog this year focuses on what Jesus was telling us about the spiritual way to love ourselves. It has been published by Huffington Post as “All I Want for Christmas? To Feel God’s Love!” Here is an excerpt: “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come […]

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One minute read – practising healing love

Today (Friday October 23) the Oprah Winfrey Network’s weeklong focus on our beliefs zeroes in on the question of religious and spiritual practice. My response? Identify with the wisdom of Yogi Berra and then point to Jesus as the higher example! To read this short piece on my practice, click here.

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A good place to go for spirituality in Massachusetts!

Alongside Mount Denali in Alaska, the Dallas Interfaith Peace Chapel in Texas and synagogues, churches, chapels, mosques, and temples around the United States…guess what was chosen to represent Massachusetts as “the most spiritual place” in the state? Yup – The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston! This is not exactly based on scientific research, as the […]

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Must-watch TV – Fern Britton talks faith with the BBC’s John Simpson

‘Fern Britton talks to the BBC’s world affairs editor John Simpson about how his faith has sustained him for over 40 years of reporting on world-changing events from the frontline….’ (BBC iPlayer) Last month the District Manager’s Office was  called by the BBC for some fact-checking and to assist them with some video and photographic […]

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A fun “blast from the past” arrives on YouTube – “Becker” and Christian Science…

I had a friend who would joke that ‘Christian Scientists are not “the people who don’t believe in doctors”, we are the people who doctors don’t believe in!’ I am glad to say the opposite has often been the case. I have met many people who found Christian Science because their doctor recommended they give […]

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When is a painkiller not a painkiller?

Riddle for the day – when might a painkiller no longer be called a painkiller? The answer is in my latest health piece Painkillers and Healing which has just been published by The Christian Science Monitor. “Certainly my doctor did his best to help me. However, the antibiotics I was given didn’t address my symptoms, and […]

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AUDIO: “When Hope Seems Hard to Come By, Can We Still Find Joy at Christmas?”

For those whose Christmas doesn’t seem quite so merry, here’s a story I have just recorded of someone in that situation a few years back. She and her daughter are now in a very happy family situation.  “…and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood […]

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The “healthy lives” of Christian Scientists – a doctor’s view

A very interesting blog has just been posted by a US primary care internist on a blogsite called Why is American Health Care So Expensive? The article is called: “Christian Science, faith healing and mind-body medicine with mention of the work of Elisabeth Fischer Targ MD”. The blogger is a clinician who writes from the perspective […]

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