Rejoicing in God’s infinite love

I’ve been enjoying exploring the world virtually through a National Geographic program. One that I found recently that I really enjoyed was about the Nordic region. The landscape is beautiful. The seasons are awe-inspiring. And the wildlife is spectacular.

It also portrayed people in various Nordic activities — surfing under the Northern Lights, dogsled racing, and reindeer herding. It was fascinating to see people who live and engage in activities that are completely different than I do. What I found particularly interesting was that I didn’t know these people or had never even thought about these people, but God does know them, and loves them, and happily cares for them. It was a remarkable revelation!

God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.1

I didn’t have to know all the ways — microscopic to infinite — of all the ways that God, divine Love, is caring for creation. God is beholding each one as spiritual, whole, safe, and complete. God isn’t afraid for His creation! God is rejoicing in the success, beauty, and harmony of His creation. It really expanded my sense of God’s love to see that, yes, even all the way up there in this Nordic region, God, divine Love, was and is there caring for and gladly supplying every need. As we yield to this fact, we open ourselves up to this incredible, infinite love that God has for us and feel and experience it more and more.

So, I’m grateful that even though I may not ever travel to various regions of the Earth, our Father-Mother God is there tenderly caring for each creation. What a reason to be in awe and rejoice!

Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation.2

1 Philippians 4:19
2 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 332
Image by Christian Klein from Pixabay 

Celebrate love that is all around us


I’m enjoying spiritual resources on love, companionship and marriage  in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

And I appreciate the cards and Facebook status’ I’ve seen, which show that today is more than a romantic holiday, but really an opportunity to celebrate the love that is around us all the time.

One person on Facebook wrote “enjoy all whom you love and realize their love comes from God.”  Folks are enjoying dinner with families and I’ve appreciated Valentine’s Day cards from church and family members.


The Bible says that “God is love” (in fact, John 4 is pretty much a chapter on love), and when we see that there isn’t love that is separate from Him, then we know that love has to be honest, just and pure.  Perhaps you are dealing with a false sense of love – a relationship that includes dependency, insecurity or violence.  We never have to earn love; it is freely given to us by God.  God loves us unconditionally, abundantly and provides us with that which is pure and good.  God is our real Mother and Father who is giving us infinite blessings including companionship.

It’s interesting that the first two “great commandments” both include love: to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22).  You might say this is a true Valentine’s Day wish! 🙂


And, of course, I Corinthians 13 is a great description of what real love is and what it does (not the Hollywood kind) and is worth a perusal.


Here are some spiritual articles and resources I’m enjoying.


A ‘union of hearts’—where harmony in marriage blooms by Kevin Graunke offers insights on how to value your home and spouse.  The author refers to Paul’s statement in the Bible “be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], and put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness” (Eph. 4:22-24, Amplified Bible).


In addition, there is an audio chat tonight with two people who prayed about marriage before they met.  There will be a diverse range of ideas about being single, dealing with pressures from family or friends to be married, meeting the “right” one, and being married.  Listen in and/or ask a question!


This is a live event at 9pm EST (8pm CST, 7pm MST, 6pm PST), and you can join here.  If you can’t make it tonight, it will be archived and you will be able to replay it in a couple of days.



I hope you will feel love that is filling all space — spiritual, divine Love; the  love that is enduring, eternal and unconditional.  We are the expression of this Love.


Happy Valentine’s Day!




Is time a factor in healing?

Does time play a factor in healing?  To popular belief, yes, as in the old saying that time heals.

However, to Christian Science the answer is no.  Healing is the spiritualization of
thought.  It is a revelation.  In fact healing is just the side effect of some new discovery about the spiritual facts of our being and existence.  It is God understood in a new way and/or a clearer understanding of who or what man is and our unchanging, permanent relationship or oneness to God.

In a Bible study workshop we had to clarify the meaning of healing.  One person used great and useful catch phrases: instead of healing, it’s revealing / not recovery but discovery.  This is so true and important in the expectation of healing.  If we start with matter that is in pain, uncomfortable, not working properly, than we are starting from the wrong premise and it makes the spiritual “work” laborious and unfruitful.

The Christian Science textbook teaches,

Metaphysics is above physics, and matter does not enter into metaphysical
ises or conclusions. The categories of metaphysics rest on one basis, the divine Mind.  Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul.” (Pg 269)

Therefore, our starting point is divine Mind.  What is divine Mind seeing and knowing?  Of course it is only perfection and good, joy and freedom since God is the only creator.  So how do we see and know this substance of being more clearly?

The textbook continues to instruct:

“The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, — that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.” (Pg. 275)

As we begin from this starting point, that is when revelation or understanding happens.  And healing occurs.  In most Christian Science testimonies you will here the person say they are grateful for their physical problem being resolved but they are even more grateful for the spiritual truth that they have learned; for the piece of eternity and the spiritual fact of our existence they have gleaned.  This new idea or understanding carries over into all aspects of their life instead of just the
one physical challenge.  It gives them a sense of permanent security and oneness of God that affects all areas of life and being.

Some healings may appear to take longer.  Christian Science isn’t a quick fix for our material problems, or to make our material lives more comfy.  Lots of healings do happen very quickly, faster even than is predicted by standard care.

Why?  What is the seeming element of time?  Well, time isn’t a factor at all actually.  It is the spiritualization of thought, the light of the Christ that shines into our consciousness that does the healing work.  “It is a spiritual idea that lights our path” (Angels, Miscellaneous Writings, p. 306) There is no separation between us and God which is why healing can happen instantaneously.  But I began thinking of the terms instantaneously and immediately a little differently and not in terms of time.

I heard a great audio chat on where the speaker, Bruce Fitzwater, CSB referred to ‘immediately’ not being a time reference but instead that there is
no middle-man (media referring to medium) between us and God.  God’s information or truth or healing light isn’t passing through something or someone to get to us, but is in fact at one with us all the time.

And instantaneous is the same way.  To me it signifies no separation between God and His ideas, divine Mind and His ideas.  God is being conscious of Himself always and this consciousness is at one with His reflection, man.  Therefore, God’s thoughts or angel messages are being communicated all the time and there is no separation or distance this needs to travel.

I enjoyed getting this clearer sense of how time (being material) has no relation to
healing.  So what about healings that seem to take a bit longer?  Well, healing is the spiritualization of thought so we can set our focus on that – the spiritual lessons we are learning; the spiritual joy we are finding; the security we are feeling from learning about our spiritual identity and of God’s unchanging, perfect love – instead of focusing on matter or time.  And that makes prayer and spiritual
healing happy and uplifting – when we start with Spirit/God as all that there
is then we are on the joyous discovery of our eternal substance, nature and

PS – Eternity referring to an absence of time and not a really long time.