The Pearl of Great Price

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“The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” — Christ Jesus Healings in Christian Science help us rediscover the pearl of great price. From time to time we will share articles that highlight the role … Read More

Thoughts from the Caregiver’s Perspective

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What I remember about my mother’s fall is hearing her scream and racing up the stairs to stop her backward slide. My mother was unable to move without pain. After a phone call to a practitioner, I called a Fern Lodge Christian Science nurse at her home to ask for suggestions. She offered to come right over, but my husband … Read More

Christian Science Nursing Heals

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By Sharon Strong Director of CS Nursing One hundred years ago, the discipline and standards for Christian Science nurses was made a permanent part of the Mother Church ministry when Mary Baker Eddy included in the Church Manual the bylaw, “Christian Science Nurse.” The Manual bylaw requires Christian Science nurses to build their practice on “the Rock, Christ; even the … Read More

The Healing Effects of Patient Activities

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By Robin Barben, Activities Director A group of patients here at Fern Lodge reached out to a Christian Scientist who is in prison. The patients discovered a renewed sense of usefulness as every Monday for nine years we wrote letters to him. We sought to see more clearly the spiritual man, who is innocent, in spite of the fact that … Read More

The Healing Grace of Spiritual Activity

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by Robin Barben, Activities Director A key goal of my work is to be awake to the ever-present activity of Christ, Truth, and to recognize the truth of being as the only expression of man, including the patients and employees at Fern Lodge. Watchful and wakeful consciousness is required to see spiritual growth, especially when the beliefs of age, apathy, … Read More

Christian Science nursing in practice

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by a Christian Science nurse I was praying specifically about a patient’s care, and the qualities of thought being expressed. Every day seemed to repeat the same verbal material story. I had reached the point where I just couldn’t partake of that verbal rehearsal anymore. I was praying to know how to be free. I was led to where Mrs. … Read More