Message from the Administrator 2008

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The Role of the Church Manual in Christian Science Church–100 Years of Discipline Christian Science nursing is a timeless expression of Christ’s love. It is one way Christians can fulfill Christ Jesus’ command, “Love one another as I have loved you.” All who seek to follow Jesus’ example and demonstrate Christian Science healing must include simple kindness and care for …

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 …

Loyalty to Our Leader

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by Edwin Leever, CS. from Rocklin, CA Mary Baker Eddy valued her loyal students, and to help us understand what she valued she wrote, “By loyalty in students I mean this, — allegiance to God, subordination of the human to the divine, steadfast justice, and strict adherence to divine Truth and Love” (Ret 50: 19). At our 2008 Annual Meeting, …

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 …

Fern Lodge’s Benevolent Focus and Current Financial Needs

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What a joy it is for us to witness the power of divine Love year after year. Prominently displayed on the wall of many Christian Science branch churches is Mary Baker Eddy’s familiar statement, “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.” This fact is demonstrated every day, week, month and year that Fern Lodge provides …

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, …

“MARY BAKER EDDY, HER CHARACTER AND MISSION”

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The featured talk at the 2007 Fern Lodge Annual meeting was of great interest to Christian Scientists, and of importance to mankind. Brad Stock, PhD, of Columbus, Ohio, shared many precious glimpses into the character of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. Today, Christian Scientists around the world acknowledge with gratitude the contribution Mrs. Eddy has …

What do Patients Think about Christian Science Nursing?

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Patients at Fern Lodge, when asked to express what has especially touched them about Christian Science nursing, revealed surprising and thoughtful answers. It often is the simplest things we do our of pure love that hold the power to help a patient keep his or her thought in line with Love, and away from fear or confusion. Here are a …

Slaying Modern Goliaths

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excerpts from a talk by George Strong Think about the Story in 1 Samuel 17. The giant, Goliath, challenged Israel, shouting, “Choose your man to meet me. If I kill him, you shall be our slaves.” For forty days, he repeated his challenge. David, a young shepherd, came forward to meet Goliath, putting his trust in God. David chose five …

Our Part in Church

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by Sharon Strong, Director of Christian Science Nursing We often talk about the Manual bylaw for Christian Science Nurses, Article 8, Section 3 1. But there’s another bylaw–Article 8, Section 15–which sets the stage for serving in Christian Science nursing organizations. It’s called, “Church Organizations Ample,” and it reads in part: God requires our whole heart, and He supplies within …