Month: January 2006

A reply to loneliness

January 31, 2006 | No comments yet

A “love-letter” to a widow who was feeling very lonely. Dear Helen, I love you! I love you in the morning. I love you in the evening. I love you when you go to work. I love you when you

Income, debt and the practice

January 28, 2006 | 1 comment

A budding Christian Science practitioner asked me for some spiritual insight on how to meet her financial needs when faced with little income. I shared a few ground rules and truths I’ve applied myself, or learned through experience, over the

Spiritual resiliency

January 26, 2006 | No comments yet

I was walking through the snow-laden forest in the Blue Mountains this weekend. Many trees were bent over with heavy mounds of snow heaped on their branches. I felt sorry for the burdened evergreens, until I remembered the freedom that

Helping others has its reward

January 24, 2006 | No comments yet

John Macartney was skiing down Crystal Mountain in Washington State when he saw two legs sticking out of the snow near a tree off to the side of the ski run. He knew that when a skier falls into a

No sleepy retirement

January 22, 2006 | No comments yet

A woman told me that she had grown sleepy during the day ever since she retired from a long career in her field. I told her she could physically retire from her old profession, but she shouldn’t mentally retire from