February 2019 — A special kind of Love

Hello February! It is the month popularly known for Valentine’s Day, the day and season for love. While not a public holiday in any country, it is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world. But love is so much more than a cultural or commercial phenomenon. Mary … Read More

January 2019 — Let Us Shout For Joy

Remember Joshua and the Battle of Jericho? “. . . in the case of Joshua and his band they had all to shout together in order that the walls might fall . . .” Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings 279:24-25 Do we already shout for joy? A resounding yes is the answer! We shout together each morning when devoted students … Read More

December 2018 — Christmas: A Time for Singing and Soaring

“In Christian Science, Christmas stands for the real, the absolute and eternal, — for the things of Spirit, not of matter” (Miscellany 260:9-11). The excitement of the holiday season that begins with Thanksgiving and continues through New Year’s Day, stands in stark contrast to this thoughtful reminder of the deeper significance of Christmas. In another view of Christmas from the writings of … Read More

November 2018 — Thoughts on Thanksgiving

“Our gratitude is riches” (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 249) What a great reminder. Picture a cornucopia filled with cards of gratitude. Gratitude for lessons learned, for progress, for blessings, for healing and for God’s limitless expressions of good. In counting our blessings, High Ridge House is grateful for Mary Baker Eddy’s provision for the Christian Science nurse in the Church … Read More

October 2018 — A Harvest of Blessings

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse . . .” (Malachi 3:10) A harvest of blessings. We are so happy to share the bounty of our harvest from our Annual Meeting on September 29th. It coincided with the worldwide celebration of International Christian Science Nursing Days. In honor of that celebration, we hosted a panel of High Ridge House … Read More

September 2018 — Early call…

“If students do not readily heal themselves, they should early call an experienced Christian Scientist to aid them. ” ~ Mary Baker Eddy Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 420:4-7) “…early call…”. What a compelling directive Mrs. Eddy gives us. Do not delay when one needs help. It is interesting to note how many of the Master’s … Read More

August 2018 — “Decide Quickly…”

“To decide quickly as to the proper treatment of error– whether error is manifested in forms of sickness, sin, or death– is the first step towards destroying error.” Mary Baker Eddy Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 463:21-24) Is this not wise encouragement from the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science? “Decide quickly” is what Mary Baker … Read More

July 2018 — “Let Freedom Ring”

“Truth brings the elements of liberty.” Mary Baker Eddy Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 224:28) What is liberty? We have just celebrated our nation’s Independence Day – The Fourth of July. On that day, we celebrate the liberty upon which our country is founded. Truth’s elements of liberty, however, are something more than that. What may … Read More

June 2018 — “Will you join us?”

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord. Proverbs 16:1 We are but days away from the Annual Meeting of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. Preparations have been under way for some time, and final touches are being put in place in Boston. A warm welcome is awaiting. This year’s … Read More

May 2018 — “Heart to Heart”

“O God, unite us heart to heart In sympathy divine . . . “ (Christian Science Hymnal 4:2) Heart to heart. A sweet phrase. A tender analogy. It speaks to honesty, affection, a pure communication. Mary Baker Eddy writes: “When the heart speaks, however simple the words, its language is always acceptable to those who have hearts.” (Miscellaneous Writings pg … Read More