Wednesday Readings from the Holy Bible (King James Version) and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy


December 30, 2015 - Timeless Living in the Now

"Evening Affirmation," a poem by Peter Henniker Heaton from the September 1950 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Do You Know Who You Are?" by L. Ivimy Gwalter from the January 1974 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"There Are No Fetters of Time," by L. Ivimy Gwalter from the August 30, 1947 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


December 23, 2015 - Angels: Star-Light


December 16, 2015 - Angels: Inspiration of Purity

"Samson: Nazarite and Judge," by Thomas L. Leishman from the October 1966 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"The Delilah syndrome," by Tom Asher from the September 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

December 9, 2015 - Angels: Intuitions of Blessings

"The Experience of Balaam," by Hannah Webster Welch from the October 30, 1920 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Uninterrupted Progress," by Robert Ellis Key from the October 22, 1955 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"A 'Balaam' blessing," by Ronald Warncke from the October 4, 2010 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel



December 2, 2015 - Balm of Gilead (Gad)

"MBE Mentioned Madame Roland," podcast by Gail Chaddock, June 1, 2012

"A Little Book," by Margaret Tsuda from the July 1975 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"The Balm of Gilead," by Alan A. Aylwin from the September 30, 1967 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"For over thirty years Christian Science. . ." by Helen Laing from the January 19, 1952 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


November 25, 2015 - James - The Work of Faith

"For the Fruit of His Creation," Christian Science Hymnal Supplement 2016

"We Gather Together," Christian Science Hymnal Supplement 2016


November 11, 2015 - Veterans Day - Defending Our Home

"The Destruction of Sennacherib," poem by Lord Bryon, published in 1815 in his Hebrew Melodies

November 4, 2015 - The Practical Nurse

"Love," a poem by Virginia Thesiger from the May 23, 1977 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"No healing yet? Silence the antichrist!" by Nathan Talbot from the February 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Christmas without the anti-Christ," by Nathan Talbot from the December 1979 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"MBE Menioned Sylvester Graham," podcast by Amy Voorhees, February 1, 2013

October 28, 2015 - Halloween: Removing the Mask

"Christmas and 'Ichabod' thinking," blog by Charlotte Kinney, Living Christian Science Today, December 21, 2012

"Does spiritual growth make us a target for animal magnetism (evil)?" blog by Mark Swinney, time4thinkers

"Removing the Mask of Error: Trick or Treatment," by Barry Huff, CedarS Camp Metaphysical Idea from October 28, 2002, Chapel Talk at Principia Lower School

October 14, 2015 - The Skillful Surgeon

"The Jewel of Perfection," a poem by Myrtle Ella Robertson from the June 1944 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Urim and Thummim," by Edgar Smiley Nash from the January 1924 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"The illuminator of all," by Helen Kennedy from the March 1967 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Urim and Thummim," a poem by Miles Buckson Watts from the April 6, 1935 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

October 7, 2015 - Judges: Jephthah - Watch your Words

"The Judgeship of Jephthah the Gileadite" by Thomas L. Leishman from the September 1966 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Perjury and Profanity," by A. M. Crane from the February 1888 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"The place of change in our lives," by Bea Roegge from the August 21, 2006 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


September 30, 2015 - Judges: Trumpet the Truth (Gideon II)

September 23, 2015 - Judges: Be Sure and Reverse (Gideon  I)

"Gideon: Farmer and Judge," by Thomas L. Leishman from the August 1966 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"The Sword of the Lord, and of Gideon," by Louise Knight Wheatley Cook from the July 1935 isssue of The Christian Science Journal

"Be Sure" by Leslie Burn Andreae from the May 1937 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"'Wet with dew' - a wish for all mankind" by Richard Mozzer from the August 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal


September 16, 2015 - Judges: Women Warriors -- casting out the counterfeit for the real

"Judges: An Overlooked Book of the Bible," by Christa Kreutz from the August 2010 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Deborah: Both Judge and Prophetess," by Thomas L. Leishman from the July 1966 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"The multifaceted Deborah," by Thomas deFrance from the October 2004 issue of The Christian Science Journal


September 9, 2015 - No t"error"ism in the kin-dom

"A Prayer for the "Kin-dom" of God," Circle of Faith blog by Maryl Walters, August 28, 2015

"Defusing evil energy," by Stansfield Turner from the July 2002 issue of The Christian Science Journal


September 2, 2015 - "A house divided cannot stand."

"Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and Mary Baker Eddy, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, February 2, 2015

"Mary Baker Eddy and Abraham Lincoln," by Judy Huenneke from the February 18, 2013 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"We are One," by Janet Hegarty from the September 2010 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"In Grief. . . Comfort," by Kay Olson from the October 15, 2001 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"During several months one time, my job situation. . ." by Pamela Elizabeth Fischer from the July 19, 1982 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


August 26, 2015 - Resurrection

"The resurrection and your branch church," by Lyle Young from the September 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"He is risen!" Circle of Faith blog by Shirley Paulson and Chet Manchester, March 19, 2013

"More on the resurrection," Circle of Faith blog by Shirley Paulson and Chet Manchester, March 26, 2013


August 19, 2015 - Call Your Lawyer! The Advocacy of Christian Science

"Justice in the Court of Spirit," by Heather Howland Kany from the February 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"A day in the practice," by Mary Bretz Reed from the September 1978 issue of The Christian Science Journal


August 12, 2015 - Protection from false foundations

"Rahab the Innkeeper," by Thomas L. Leishman from the May 1943 issue of The Christian Science Journal


August 5, 2015 - Colossians - You are hid with Christ in God

July 22, 2015 - Romans - Our Renewed Selfhood, the male and female of God's creating

July 15, 2015 - Romans - Christ's inescapable salvation applies to all of us!

"Is it any wonder that Christian Scientists think the..." by Katharine L. Milstead Burns from the January 29, 1910 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Predestination" by Robert Ellis Key from the July 22, 1950 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"The Dilemma of the Monkey or the Cat" by Thomas Douglas Sutton from the September 11, 1971 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


July 1, 2015 - Romans - Freedom from sin, our spiritual warfare

June 24, 2015 - Romans - Unity of God and Man under Grace

Bible Notes from Romans chapters 1 - 4


June 17, 2015 - Philippians - Paul's Recipe for Joyful Abundance

"Paul's Recipe for Joy," by Sara Fletcher from the October 13, 2014 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

June 10, 2015 - Forgiving and Forgetting with Grace

"Forgiving and forgetting," by Harriet Barry Schupp from the May 3, 1993 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


"Choose Ye," The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 3-6

June 3, 2015 - Choose Ye: Envy or Receptivity

"Cain and Abel" by Richard Verrall, from the December 6, 1919 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"A Lesson from Cain," a poem by Florence Rose Wiggins from the March 1968 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"What we can do when we are wronged," by Margaret Seymour from the September 4, 1989 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


May 26, 2015 - Choose Ye: a Dying Church or the Living Christ

Circle of Faith Blog from The Mother Church Committee on Ecumenical Affairs

"More than Bones" by Justin Blackburn


May 20, 2015 - Choose Ye: Irritation or Inspiration (Strife or Persistent Patient Prayer)

"Expanding our patience," by Ruth H. Poyser, from the September 15, 1980 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Wells of Inspiration," by Mabel Reed Hyzer, from the July 17, 1965 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


May 13, 2015 - Healing: Banishing Pain -- A Call to Instant Action

"Preventing and Banishing Pain," by Harold Molter, from the September 21, 1957 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Superiority to Pain," by Milton Simon, from the September 9, 1972 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"A spiritual way to end pain - Program 024" Sentinel Radio, June 11, 2000

"An end to chronic pain - Program 814" Sentinel Radio, April 5, 2008


May 6th, 2015 - The king's daughter glorious within

"Coincidence and Ascension" by Herbert Norsworthy from the January 1949 issue of The Christian Science Journal


April 29, 2015 - Exterminating error with Truth

"The Lesson of the Plagues," by Lily Rose Bullock from the November 10, 1923 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Deliverance from Evil," by Cyril Hewson from the November 28, 1925 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"No Plague Shall Come Nigh Thy Dwelling," by Paul Stark Seeley from the March 13, 1948 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


April 22, 2015 - Healing: The Role of Music and Joy

"MBE Mentioned Kaspar Hauser," a podcast by Judy Huenneke, June 1, 2013


April 15, 2015 - Healing: The Role of Mastering Fear


April 1, 2015 - Judah

"MBE Mentioned Louis Agassiz," a podcast by Dr. David Pfeifer from The Christian Science Journal,  August 1, 2012


March 25, 2015 - Reuben


March 18, 2015 - Levi


March 11, 2015 - Issachar

"Preparation for the Gospel in Judaic Thought" by Thomas Leishman from the September 1940 issue of The Christian Science Journal


March 4, 2015 - Dissolving self-will, self-justification, and self-love
(Benjamin - 1st definition)

"Wherever I go, 'I AM' is there" a poem by Katherine Collins from The Christian Science Monitor, April 26, 1940


February 25, 2015 - Defeating Discouragement with GLORY!


February 18, 2015 - Christian Martyrdom

"Witnessing to the Truth," by Katherine English from the September 1936 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"MBE Mentioned Girolamo Savonarola," Christian Science Journal podcast by Michael Kilborn, September 1, 2012


February 11, 2015 - Immunity


February 4, 2015 - The Covenant - Love

"The Covenant of Covenants" by Paul Stark Seeley from the July 31, 1943 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Healing and the New Covenant" by Freda Sperling Benson from the February 15, 1975 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


January 28, 2015 - The Covenant - Humility

"The Place of Safety" a poem by Bertha Rivers-Thompson from the July 1, 1939 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"God wedded to His people" a poem by Lark Garges Smith from the June 1995 issue of The Christian Science Journal


January 21, 2015 - The Covenant - Self-knowledge

"The Way" by Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings,
pages 355-359

"The Marriage Covenant - A Biblical Perspective" by Elaine Follis from the January 14, 2008 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"I Will Remember My Covenant" a poem by Christiana Willink from the January 1946 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"The Man of Faith" by Grace Hoffman White from the September 1923 issue of The Christian Science Journal


January 14, 2015 - Home

"Home," a poem by Rosemary C. Cobham from the October 15, 1938, Christian Science Sentinel (also Christian Science Hymn #443)

"Home," a poem by Godfrey John from the July 11, 1988 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Heaven's home," a poem by Susan Dane Gilboy from the October 12, 1987, issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

January 7, 2015 - Employment

"Career Counseling," a poem by Robyn Weydert Edgerton from the October 20, 1997, issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Man is Always Employed," by Edward Rohr from the February 27, 1954, issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

"Careers Unlimited," by Harold Rogers from the March 2, 1963 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel




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