Category Archives: Mary Baker Eddy

“Satisfied”

That’s the title of a poem, later set to music as a hymn, by Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science. It begins: It matters not what be thy lot, So Love doth guide; For storm or shine, pure peace … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

When I read Nicholas Kristof’s column in Sunday’s New York Times, I thought, “I can’t wait to read the letters to the editor on this one!” The daily “Letters to the Editor” offer a window on a worldwide community of … Continue reading

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Spiritual healing: Does it work?

I was in a women’s clothing shop in my neighborhood recently, having one of those delightful shopping experiences where the salesperson strikes just the right balance — attentive and helpful without being pushy or overbearing — a talent I appreciate … Continue reading

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Words that inspire

As you may or may not have noticed, when President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office on August 31, he unveiled a new decorating scheme. As Sheryl Gay Stolberg put it in her blog on nytimes.com, “The Oval … Continue reading

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Politics

Today is Primary Day in New York. As we all go off to vote, I thought I’d share a Christian Science perspective on politics. The following was published in the Boston Post in November 1908: Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy has … Continue reading

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Christian Science Reading Room — what goes on in there?

Several years ago, when I first agreed to serve as a representative of the Christian Science church to the media, I emailed Gary Stern, religion reporter at The Journal News, the Gannett newspaper headquartered in White Plains, to introduce myself … Continue reading

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Daily prayer

Looking into the purpose and the practical observance of Ramadan has me thinking a bit about the rituals or routines that play a part in most spiritual practices. While applauding the overlaps and places where we intersect, I note that … Continue reading

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We’re here for each other

I sat on the subway the other day next to a woman who seemed unsure that she was on the right train. Just moments before, I’d been in the same spot. I was taking a train I’d never taken before … Continue reading

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A newspaper “to bless all mankind”

Many mornings lately, national public radio (NPR) has provided an update on the flooding in Pakistan, with live reporting from Issam Ahmed, Pakistan reporter for The Christian Science Monitor. And each time I wonder, What do people think when they … Continue reading

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American women

Today in the U.S. we celebrate Women’s Suffrage Day. Women got the right to vote in this country 90 years ago this month — an accomplishment some 70 years in the making. Before this right was granted, and during all … Continue reading

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