Target Fixation: Lessons from Dirt Biking

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Excerpts from a talk by Cynthia Riffert My husband and I have a loved one who came to Fern Lodge in need of nursing care, and since she has been home, she has expressed so much gratitude for the tender love and healing atmosphere she found here.  She has told us of so many wonderful ways she was supported in … Read More

“Blessed are they that dwell in thy house”

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Notes from a talk by Nancy Stiner CS Nancy talked to the staff about the spiritual concept of house today.  She mentioned that when Solomon built his house, he said “the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?” (I Kings 8:27).  God cannot be limited to a place. One helpful … Read More

Construction Update

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As reported in our May Focus, Fern Lodge has plans for construction of a new entrance and reception area for the Christian Science Nursing building at the facility and for a significant addition to our parking lot. In conversations with the Alameda County Building Department and our neighbors on Madison Avenue, we learned that the original plan for the new … Read More

Introducing the Staff

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The Fern Lodge staff is a dedicated and hard-working family. We would like to introduce them to you, and we’ll begin with a very brief overview of the loving and inspired individuals who serve here as Christian Science nurses. English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Tagalog, Chinese and Japanese — remarkably, these are the languages our Christian Science nurses speak! … Read More

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

A Visit to Argentina, Jan 2010

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With humble gratitude Fern Lodge accepted an invitation to share information about Christian Science nursing education opportunities with Christian Scientists in South America.  Two years ago Carlos Ley, a Journal-listed Christian Science nurse on our staff, traveled through South America to speak about Christian Science nursing.  He gave talks and conducted individual interviews in Peru, Argentina and Brazil.  This year … Read More

Trip to Brazil, Jan 2010

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From Buenos Aires, we travelled to Brazil to meet with Christian Scientists there who are interested in Christian Science nursing and education opportunities.  Our first stop was in Rio de Janeiro where we gave a talk at First Church.  Later we held interviews with those who were interested in Christian Science nursing. After the church meeting, we journeyed to the … Read More

Spiritual Altitude and Loving Care

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What you don’t see in these photos is the incredible beauty of the community of El Bolsón and its idyllic setting in the heart of the Andes mountains of western Argentina.  The spiritual altitude you do see is far more important.  All members of the Christian Science Society in El Bolsón welcomed and cared for us with the tender, attentive … Read More