The personal issues section here includes articles from The Christian Science Journal, Christian Science Sentinel, and The Christian Science Monitor showing how people have prayed about relationships, individual development and purpose, supply, safety, and employment. We've also added a few items in the global issues section, in support of prayer for humanity as a whole. The highlighted topics section below includes compilations of links relevant to key current local and international events. Here's a section where you can watch videos or read firsthand accounts of physical healing.
Recent articles about personal issues
We don't have to choose between focusing on God and finding companionship.
Some people are very clear where they are going and what they want to do after their college studies, whereas others are confused. Those who thought they knew their purpose in life and did not find it may feel unsatisfied and confused or hopeless about their future.
When negative labels—such as “inattentive,” “impulsive,” or “unsettled”—try to define someone, we can instead see that person’s real identity: perfectly, peacefully maintained by God.
Recent articles about global issues
Lots of media attention has been focused on economic crises in the United States lately – from the fiscal cliff to the “sequester” to the debt ceiling. Pundits and politicians are concerned about what will happen to the economy as tax cuts expire or as spending cuts kick in. But while it’s important to understand what’s happening in the news, we can also rely on our universal Father-Mother, God, to tell us where our true source of supply comes from.
A new book titled “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, is prompting much discussion. It focuses on the challenges women face in the corporate arena and how women can best be visible, impactful, and effective. As healthy dialogue continues about Ms. Sandberg’s views, much can be appreciated about the importance of bringing one’s talents and inspired leadership into the world of work. While there are indeed helpful strategies for finding work, advancing our careers, or achieving “best fit” job alignment, many people find that more than human effort and analysis is required – that God’s guidance and wisdom are needed. And for this, we must lean up.
Recent events – the Boston Marathon bombings, the escape of three women from years of captivity in a Cleveland neighborhood, and other happenings – have sounded alarm bells for citizens of all ages. The questions are, How can we be more alert to signs of trouble and respond in ways that can help prevent or correct harmful situations? And what can we do to help children and adolescents think and act in ways that will keep themselves and others safe?
Recent featured topics
Circumstances beyond our control can push us to grow to new depths of thinking and action that we would otherwise not have known. The resources below offer insight and comfort on the topic of trauma.
A collection of articles, comments, and discussions offering prayer and support to those affected by the bombs planted near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.
A collection of articles, comments, and discussions offering prayer and support to those affected by the tragic shooting at Newtown, Connecticut.