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Enhancing our joys! A Saturday Thought

We’ve enlisted the Peanuts gang to lead us in a celebratory dance of joy to commemorate 150 years of Christian Science healing. And as the Discoverer of Christian Science wrote in Science and Health, we enhance our joys “by believing them to be real and continuous” (p. 397). One such joyful thought of continuity surfaced this week in a Daily Lift […]

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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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David Bowie – sincere seeker?

With the recent news of David Bowie’s passing I felt drawn to look a little deeper into his spiritual quest and found it as moving as his music through the decades. There’s more to the story than a blog can contain, and as with his art there were many transitions. So in my piece I’ve picked up on a couple of […]

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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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When The Beatles Sang “All You Need Is Love”…Were They Right?

My latest Huffington Post UK blog has been posted, as: Is Love Actually All We need? Here is an excerpt: Yet one type of love is conspicuous by its absence – the divine Love which has brought both solace and healing for millennia, and which still rescues many from grief, from broken hearts, and even […]

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What’s the deal with chronic pain, God?

A rumour going around for, oh, several millennia, is that God’s divine m.o. includes sending suffering to teach us to love Him. That view has always mystified me. When I was a kid and ill my parents comforted me. They did all they could to help me. And later they would celebrate my recovery. So […]

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World AIDS Day: ‘Neither do I condemn you’

The following excerpt is from a blog published in the Washington Post to commemorate World AIDS Day, 1 December, 2012: Compassion for those who are HIV positive is crucial. Yet compassion by sufferers could also be vital. Recent research found that “holding a compassionate view of others” is one of four spiritual/religious attitudes that were “significantly related […]

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And the Golden Globe award for crusading atheist goes to….Ricky Gervais?

You have to hand it to British comedian Ricky Gervais, he is nothing if not an equal opportunities offender. At the Golden Globe awards he managed to insult the cream of Hollywood Society. But Ricky Gervais also has another string to his bow. He is an atheist. There is nothing wrong with holding that conviction […]

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Christian Science – a gift to mother and child

At Christmas time, celebrating the birth of the infant Jesus, it is natural to think about children.  Even in more secular celebrations of Christmas, centred around gift-giving, children tend to be the main focus of attention. Many parents around the world feel that Christian Science is among the greatest gifts they have been able to […]

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R U looking 4 a deeper dive into the digital (and actual!) nativity story?

There is a really cool, jazzy video of the nativity doing the rounds on Facebook. It has already been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube…three of them by me!  In case you have missed it, here is The Digital Story of the Nativity: I crack up each time I see that click on the […]

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