Looking for an Angel?

Heavenly angel feature

There are times when we all need an angel. Even for the not particularly religious, an angel can come in very handy. My brother and I recently discussed our concept of angels. We both agreed that they aren't people wearing white robes with fluttering wings. You could say my study of Christian Science has brought angels down to earth. I think of them as good and pure ideas that come in quiet moments or even in loud, busy moments. They're always there, we just have to listen. They guide Continue Reading

Empathy’s Vital Connection to Your Health

Two People Embracing formatted

Scrolling through my Facebook feed I see a mix of posts ranging from the celebratory (weddings, milestones with children, anniversaries, etc.) to the more melancholic posts reaching out for empathy and compassion from the friend group. Here's a sampling: a friend receives an outpouring of heartfelt messages after her husband's passing; another friend is applauded on her personal transformation and encouraged to keep up her new healthy lifestyle; another receives encouragement in her job Continue Reading

Worried About Worrying? How to Silence That Internal Chatter

Woman worrying smaller

During a recent TV interview I was asked, “How do you pray?” “Desire is prayer," I found myself quoting from the book that has largely informed my spiritual discipline as a Christian Scientist, " . . . and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 1). The quote comes from a chapter all about prayer and even though I’ve read it many times, I still Continue Reading

Cape Cod Television: Interview with Penelope Chatterton

The Life of Mary Baker Eddy

The Life of Mary Baker Eddy: Ingrid Peschke discusses the life of Mary Baker Eddy and how she changed religious history as a spiritual healer and the founder of Christian Science. WATCH Part 1 of my interview with host Penelope Chatterton at a local station on Cape Cod Television. Christian Science Today: Ingrid Peschke discusses what it means to be a student of Christian Science as well as a member of the worldwide Church. WATCH Part 2 of my interview with host Penelope Chatterton Continue Reading

Women’s History Month: Mary Baker Eddy as a Pioneer in Health

MBE.slider.

March is Women's History month. This year's theme, according to the National Women's History Project site is: Celebrating Women's Character, Courage, and Commitment. The following blog honors an extraordinary woman in the 19th century who made significant contributions to spiritual and religious education as a teacher, writer, and leader. Her courage and commitment are clearly evident in the body of work she accomplished. Mary Baker Eddy was no ordinary woman. Behind her Victorian-era Continue Reading

What’s Your Fountain of Life?

Fountain12314_zpsad912571

My family and I recently watched the fourth installment of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean series, "On Stranger Tides." The story focuses on finding the legendary "Fountain of Youth," which supposedly restores youth to anyone who drinks from its waters. The quirky Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, spits at death at each turn and waltzes through the scenes with as much youthful enthusiasm and joie de vivre as could ever be found in the famed waters. The search for this proverbial Continue Reading

Mental Health Calls For A Spiritual Approach

ManSittingonaCliff9313

Guest blogger Kim Shippey offers his perspective on Mark Driscoll's new book, Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in Christ. Kim is a writer and editor in Boston, MA. In an age in which there is too much mindless killing in the streets of United States cities -- including schools, a cinema, and even a military base -- and pleas of “insanity” ring through law courts, it's good to have a book by Mark Driscoll that examines identity crises: Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your Continue Reading

A Prescription For Health Without Side-Effects

Maninfield71013

You can also read this post at Metrowest Daily News on my syndicated blog, "Health Conscious." Smiling people dance in a field of summer flowers under a blue sky without a care in the world. Then a fast, cheerful voice-over begins listing some pretty awful symptoms that could occur if you take the drug being advertised. Only the United States and New Zealand are permitted to directly advertise pharmaceutical drugs to consumers. These advertisements list side-effects that often sound far Continue Reading

Is Your Body a Mirror of Your Thought?

Womanlookinginthemirrorslider1.30.14

You can also read this post on my weekly syndicated blog, “Health Conscious” at MetroWest Daily News. For some, this is fast becoming a rhetorical question. Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of the New York Times best-seller Mind Over Medicine, said in a recent TED talk, "The Shocking Truth About Your Health," that the most important part of your health is not daily exercise, taking vitamins, getting enough sleep, or eating a well-balanced diet. But isn't that what all the experts seem to be Continue Reading