Sunday, August 20, 2017


(Something I recently emailed to someone I was helping in Christian Science.  Thoughts to go with one of you possibly as you go about your evening or daytime activities.)

        God has made you in His image and likeness,

             and He has maintained you this way.

        What more could our loving Father do?

        Accept this as the trusting, uncomplicated

                           child of His

                          that you are.  

Ashamed of Jesus? God forbid!

"Not me", you may be saying.

And you may be right.

But one can think he's obeying

What God expects, and not be.

Inattentiveness to what Jesus

Demanded of those who follow

Can be unbelievably subtle.

Christians there are in name only,

(One hesitates to give them that much)

Who without realizing it

Have moved our dear Master

Off the cover of their life

To the inside pages.

Jesus is not first, as He deserves,

But secondary to so much

Of little or no importance.

You and I then need to stay alert,

And not be robbed of God's unspeakable gift.

If you think the carnal mind

that hates Christ Jesus

and hates those who love Him

want us to have this treasure,

guess again.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Christ Gives Us the Victory, Always


       (Written for a friend who feels she's having a rough time right now.)

       We who have named the Name of Christ  may feel we're in a battle at times.  And so we will be, in a sense.  But we're not alone in this.  Most, if not all, the shining lights that have gone before us went through the same thing.  But they stood with Christ and were brought to a lasting victory.  So will you and I, if we take to heart what our Saviour says about God's unfailing, everpresent  love for us.  Jesus, never someone to waste words, had this to say about what is coming at us, that it's from the devil, the father of lies.  And we must not believe what he is telling us about us.

         Say to God, I will trust the words You gave Your Son to give the world.  I will not doubt the immense power behind these words to deliver us from whatever comes at us. The false suggestions will cease, as they always do.  As they always will.  The blessings this brings are beyond most of to imagine.

         Then we will find ourselves saying, "Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Kansas School Teacher: Only Months to Live

        This young woman was happily teaching school in a small town in Kansas when she contracted tuberculosis.  At first, her father who was a doctor, tried to treat her successfully.  But he wasn't able to cure her, so she was taken to a nearby sanatorium for rest and hopefully a cure.

        However, it wasn't long before the verdict came in:  they gave her at most six more months to live.  It was at this critical point in her life that something quite unexpected happened.  One day a lady in the town who knew of her situation came to visit.  She happened to be a Christian Scientist, and she told my friend of the many cures being brought about by the truths in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.  My friend said at once, "Oh, give me the book that can do that for me!" A copy of this book was brought to her which she began reading, night and day.  And the wonderful thing about this, she walked out of that facility completely and permanently free of the TB.

        Not only this, she was on fire to help others gain the freedom and good health God had brought her.  She spent the next six decades in the public practice of her new religion, taking thousands of cases needing help.  Her dedicated work in Tulsa, Oklahoma reached way beyond that city and state, and impacted the lives of people all over the world who called on her for help. 

        I met this woman many years later and was fortunate to have her help at times while growing up.    More than once, I phoned her for prayerful Christian Science treatment or went to see her with this or that problem.  I was always restored.  Healed when healing of a physical difficulty was needed.  And sometimes the need was urgent.

        Christ Jesus said:  "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."  The divine truths as contained in Science and Health certainly did this for my friend.  And it is still doing this today.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Grateful Daughter

All those who trust  God,
How He does bless.
As for me,
I must confess,
The overflowing good
He gladly does bestow,
leaves me in gratitude awash,
So much so,
that each day I say,
(and sometimes
several times a day)
"Thank You, dear loving Father."

And more than once
I have said,
"You may have a daughter somewhere
who is more grateful to You than I am."

"But I doubt it",
I always add.