C.S. Monitor

Preparing children spiritually for school

Spiritual growth for our children is as important as providing nutritious meals. Proper nutrition is vital to the physical development of children. Spiritual nutrition is essential to their spiritual development.
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Prayer’s role in competition

Competition is a natural part of school and life. In its higher sense, competition causes people to exceed their perceived abilities. At its worst, competition is winning regardless of the cost. How does prayer fit into competition?
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Prayer on the train

She told me that prayer didn t have any limits on it. My prayer was blessing anyone who had a need and was receptive. If someone was turning to God for help, they would be blessed by those affirming God s goodness and power.
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Life is eternal

We miss seeing those who have traveled on, but we can be assured that they are living and loving and progressing. The 23rd Psalm has a profound spiritual insight into the specific nature of eternal life.
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God is the source of intelligence

Human environment and genetic heredity may argue that some children are inherently more intelligent than others. But turning to God as the only Mind can free children from such limitations.
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Prayer on the roof

I was on the roof and so were the wasps. I prayed to see these creatures as God saw them. As God’s child, there was no reason why I couldn’t see them as under the law of God, governed by God.
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Prayer for the community

Perhaps it s time for us to join together mentally and pray for just 5 minutes each day for the safety of everyone in the community. Our prayers will help silence evil impulses so that the voice of Christ is heard and obeyed.
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Overcoming fear of heights

To Jesus, height meant altitude of thought, getting closer to God spiritually. So I could think of climbing the scaffolding as demonstrating my freedom from fear and confidence in the power of God.
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Teaching children through love

Nurturing a love of God and teaching children of God s protecting love for them will give children a solid foundation from which they can learn to pray. In this way, children will learn to turn to God when they are afraid or need an answer to their probl
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The elements of prayer

Instead of thinking of prayer as a monologue, us talking to God, what if we consider prayer as a dialogue? We praise God, affirm what He is and what He does, in order to lift our thoughts Godward. Then we listen for God s thoughts to us.
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Prayer protects from chance

Chance claims that bad things happen, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop them. But God governs His creation through the law of good not through chance. The law of God protects us from chance.
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What are we praying for?

We may be visualizing money or a spouse or a job. God may have something better for us, which we will miss entirely because we are so absorbed with our own self-thinking.
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Storm watch with prayer

Whenever a storm warning or watch crosses the TV screen or is announced on the radio, I think of Elijah. God was not in the destructive forces of earth; the hurricane, earthquake, fire, tornado or flood. God is constructive not destructive.
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When teens listen to God…

If we will be still in our thought and be receptive always, in a junkyard, driving to work, we will be available to listen and obey, to do His will and be a blessing to ourselves and others.
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Listen for the other guy, too

God is talking to us 24 hours a day. Don t discount thoughts just because you don t see how they apply to you. It may be to bless someone you don t even know!
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The Star of Bethlehem in our hearts

A special star shone. The star heralded the coming of the Christ. Gently, silently, brightly a star appeared for all to see. Why didn t everyone see it? Those who looked up, who were not so busy with themselves and their own plans, saw the new light.
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Challenging corruption

Through obedience to God’s law the weakness of self-justification is replaced with the strength of self-discipline. C.S. Sentinel
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Couch potato Christian Scientists?

Each serious student of Christian Science must promptly, persistently, and vigorously shake himself free from the soothing strangle-hold of stay-at-home-itis. Our individual, spiritual demonstration and growth depend on it! C.S. Journal
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Superstition

Astrology, palmistry, and other superstitions can seem harmless until we realize that indulging them is actually turning us away from relying on God.
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Bursting the bubble

In my search for a new home, I needed to put aside preconceived notions and learn about the ever-present sheltering nature of God.
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Gentleness

What an effect even a moment of softness can have on our families, our workplace, and even our community.
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To be alone

To feel our unity with God through prayer is not to feel isolated. It is to discern, and experience the riches of His goodness.
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