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THIS WEEK'S ISSUE | SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
Are we pursuing real success?
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EDITORIAL
Are we pursuing real success?
Tony Lobl
What our neighbors near and far most need is for limited, worldly thinking to increasingly give way to a scientific, spiritual understanding of reality. Each time we grow in our grasp of this, the balance of human consciousness shifts in this direction. These shifts, no matter how modest, are deeply meaningful.
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ARTICLE
Loving the Tenth Commandment
Jennifer Foster
The most powerful solution to perceived lack or inequality always lies in striving to identify ourselves and everyone else spiritually. This identity is whole, satisfied, and forever blessed with spiritual qualities that we each uniquely reflect. 
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POEM
Spirit’s bestowal
Suzanne Goewert
Enjoy this week’s poetic offering.
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TURNING POINTS IN SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Waking up in a cornfield
Tim Booth
Things were different in the days and weeks that followed. The temptation to use drugs immediately and permanently left me.
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TEENCONNECT: TURNING POINT
God really was with me
Fredrick Higgins
I was able to make my way back to the parking lot, feeling as though I had just witnessed a miracle. But I knew from Sunday School that it hadn’t been a miracle; it had been proof of God’s saving presence and power.
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TESTIMONY OF HEALING
Hearing restored
Brigitte Fessel-Voigt
Mind is the source of all seeing, hearing, and moving, and Spirit, Soul, is ever present and beautifies everything. These thoughts finally freed me from fear, and that was the end of the difficulty; the healing was complete.
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THIS WEEK’S FEATURED ONLINE CONTENT
POEM
As God sees
Rod Wagner
This week’s poem shares guidance from the Bible about where we can look to find peace and solace.
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ARTICLE
Safe during a hurricane
Karen Neff
As I’d prayed, God’s power to calm and silence fear of destructive weather had become so clear that it stilled my thought; the storm no longer frightened me, and I was able to pray effectively for everyone’s safety.
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TEENCONNECT: YOUR HEALINGS
Who I really am
Dana Dorman
It was senior year, and everything was going so well . . . until this author began picking herself apart and feeling like she could never measure up. What turned it around? Digging deeper into what her identity really is, with the help of Science and Health.
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SENTINEL WATCH
Where is God when bad things happen? Part 2: Responding to emergencies
with Diana Davis Butler
The news coming out of emergency situations often features images of first responders. But for this 9-1-1 dispatcher, a split second of turning to God as she snapped into action proved time and again that there's a place for a spiritual first response—and that God's help really is there in an emergency.
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TESTIMONY OF HEALING
Burn healed
Syd Dunton
I affirmed that Spirit is God and again claimed that I am God’s image and likeness and therefore spiritual, not material. I held on to these truths persistently.
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Where is God when bad things happen?
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TESTIMONY OF HEALING
Healed of coronavirus
Barbara Yocum
I contacted a Christian Science practitioner, who agreed to pray for me. He assured me that I could not be deprived of all that God had already given me—such as life, health, joy, peace, goodness, and strength.
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BIBLE LENS
Matter
September 13–19, 2021
God supplies an infinite wellspring of good.
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LETTERS
Letters & Conversations
Greg Sandford, Tressa Lee
We love hearing from readers. Here’s the conversation this week.
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