Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Breathe easy


What's on the Wind? A New, Healthy ViewA guest post written by Marge Mallory from Lancaster, California I find the high desert unique and beautiful with the Joshua trees, white yucca candles, and especially the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve. Another feature of this beautiful area is the notoriously high winds every spring – sometimes 65 mph or higher – which can become […]   Read more...
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Prayer brings clarity


Lives Lived: Blurred Vision Healed Through Prayerby Don Ingwerson I’m happy to share another inspiring testimonial of healing – this one about blurred vision. Meet Don, who suddenly experienced blurred vision and contacted a Christian Science Practitioner for prayerful help. After praying and experiencing a wonderful sense of peace and well-being, Don’s clear sight returned. To watch this video, click here:   Read more...
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Keeping it off


Losing weight needs a transformation from within

from Evan Mehlenbacher's SpiritView blog
I found much to think about in this recent article printed in the New York Times on the failure of “The Biggest Loser” contestants to keep off the massive amounts of weight they lost while competing on the show in 2009.
Scientists watched and recorded the experience of The Biggest Loser contestants from the Season 8 show, and concluded, “…most of that season’s 16 contestants have regained much if not all the weight they lost so arduously. Some are even heavier now.”
The scientists concluded that the bodies of these people fought back against their weight loss and caused them to gain it all back again, if not more. And this is where Christian Science helped me understand what really went on.
One learns in Christian Science, that for real healing to occur, there needs to be a spiritual transformation for the better from the inside out. If one focuses only on changing the outside, for instance, on only losing pounds, there may be no genuine change in the makeup of that individual. What may appear to be positive change in the outer physical is going to revert to past status if thinking on the inside is still the same.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mastering life at any age


Master Fear to Conquer Age Declineby Don Ingwerson I recently spent a weekend with a delightful couple who at one point expressed concern about the concept of aging. Of the two, my male friend seemed especially concerned. Here was a man who had successfully mastered the financial and political world – but was unsure how to master what he perceived […]   Read more...
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

The book of health

La Biblia: ¿Un libro de salud?Have you ever thought of the Bible as a health book? My colleague Tim Mitchinson shares why thinking about the Bible in such a way is healthy! The English translation is at the end of this article. Hace poco encontrĂ© una lista de 20 libros de “lectura obligatoria” sobre aptitud fĂ­sica, salud y felicidad. Se […]   Read more...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Infinite Possibilities for Healing

Join us for a live viewing at our church
3401 Studebaker Rd. (at the corner of Wardlow)
Long Beach, CA 90808
or view from the comfort of your easy chair via this link


About our speaker:

“So, what is your heart beating for?” was a question I faced in my late twenties. I was a struggling filmmaker in Los Angeles, experiencing some problems with my heart after a failed marriage and an unsuccessful business venture. On my mental knees in prayer, I opened to a passage in Mary Baker Eddy’s writings that instantly got my attention: “The heart that beats mostly for self is seldom alight with love.” * I realized that the function of the heart is to beat for God; it’s a reflection of divine Love itself. This glimpse of the Christ—the pure love of God embracing humanity—transformed my life and my health. From that day to this, I’ve been doing everything I can to share the healing message of Christian Science with the world.

I moved to Boston in the 1990s, and since then I have produced numerous exhibits, films, and projects for The First Church of Christ, Scientist. I served as creative director for The Mary Baker Eddy Library from 2000 to 2003 and helped with the development of TMC Youth—The Mother Church's global youth initiative—after that. The healing practice of Christian Science is where my heart is today, along with my current focus as a Christian Science lecturer and teacher.

Below is a short video Chet did for TMC Youth, entitled There's More to You and Me

Your true heritage


Cursed
A guest post written by our very own Kathie Kilgore Paine, a member here at Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, Long Beach
I recently saw an online ad for DNA testing that claimed to “show a quick look at what makes YOU.” While this kind of testing has certainly helped to resolve some of today’s problems, I’ve found that I don’t need to accept the evidence of DNA as a blueprint for my life.
Growing up, I heard interesting family stories about the loyalty, courage, and endurance of my kind, hard-working ancestors. Looking at old photographs, I felt as if I knew them, and I was proud of them and loved them. But along with the positive aspects, there were negative ones: tragic deaths, family illnesses, certain undesirable traits and tendencies, and a “curse” of accidents. Was I doomed to repeat these things?
When I was very young I attended a Christian Science Sunday School where I was taught the idea that each of us is perfect and good as the child of the one Father-Mother God. When I thought about the doom and gloom of my ancestors in the context of being a perfect child of God, I felt confident that I did not have to repeat the ills or sins of my ancestors after all. I could agree with Jeremiah, “…they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” (Jer. 31:29)
I found I was able to claim my God-given qualities such as joy, poise, intelligence, and peace instead of accepting traits of a bad temper, perfectionism, and anxiety. As a child I stopped slamming doors in a rage. In high school I orally defended a paper without falling apart. In college I maintained a high GPA without stressing out over tests. No longer shy, nervous, or overly serious, I became happier and more at ease with people, glorifying God in all that I did.
I was able to continue claiming not only my God-given qualities, but also my students’ God-given qualities, during my career as a classroom teacher – we were all free from the curse of hereditary repetition. I learned to be more patient and understanding, knowing that my students’ shortcomings and negative traits were nothing more than “baggage” that could be left outside on the steps. It was a privilege to witness improvements in behavior as well as academic progress.
Continuing to hold to this idea, I have found success in dealing with accidents and illness. As Mary Baker Eddy puts it in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “When speaking of God’s children, not the children of men, Jesus said, ‘The kingdom of God is within you;’ that is, Truth and Love reign in the real man, showing that man in God’s image is unfallen and eternal.”
No one is doomed to repeat an ancestor’s sins. As the perfect children of God, we are not cursed; we are blessed.
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