Eating or Starving – a Lifetime of Health?


By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon Can you imagine eating enough Big Macs, milkshakes, french fries, ice cream, and M&Ms to equal 15,000 calories in an hour and a half ?! That’s five times what the normal American male would eat. Ron Saxen, author of “The Good Eater” more than imagined it. He’s one of an estimated eight million Americans who suffer from binge eating. Along with other recognized eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia Continue Reading

The promise of hope fulfilled


What I know of Christmas today is certainly different than what I knew as a child. I was really caught up in the magic of the holiday: the Christmas tree, decorations, presents, special treats, and being out of school for two whole weeks. It was a magical time of year. As a child I was clueless about the sometimes unfortunate backstory of the magic. Stress, lack of money to buy gifts (or even to eat), being alone when you're supposed to be with family and friends, broken relationships, Continue Reading

Can the death of Confederate General ‘Stonewall’ Jackson shed light on the mental nature of health?

My friend and colleague, Bill Scott, Committee on Publication for  Washington, put this post up on his blog a couple of days ago.  It is an excellent discussion.  It would be well worth your time to read this.   John D. Clague, Committee on Publication for Oregon. Posted on April 13, 2011 by Bill Scott,  Lieutenant-General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Do the expectations and thoughts of the people around a patient influence the patient’s recovery from illness or injury? Marking today’s 150th Continue Reading

Health Management….or Healing?

My colleague and friend from Florida, Bob Clark, just posted this on his blog. He makes excellent points that all of us should take notice of. And be sure to click the link to the healing. It is quite extraordinary.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon Robert Clark, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Florida.  Posted on April 7, 2011 My friend and colleague in Massachusetts, Ken Girard, did it again. He publisheda blog that made me think. He was Continue Reading

Hope and comfort from Japan


A Christian Science perspective: Insights from a writer in Tokyo, Japan on finding peace and calm amid devastation from the earthquake and tsunami. By Fujiko Signs, The Christian Science Monitor’s religious article for March 14, 2011, shares how Fujiko Signs is praying (from Japan) about the tsunami/earthquake situation. Here in Tokyo I have created an e-mail file called “earth blessings” (not “earthquake”) – a collection of over 150 messages of blessing, messages of hope that Japan survive Continue Reading

Is it really Science?

This post is written by another friend and colleague or mine, Bob Clark, Committee on Publication for Florida.  He writes about a topic which is very important given the merging of consumerism, materialism, and health care.   I invite you to read this post and ponder its message carefully. John D. Clague. Committee on Publication for Oregon In my travels around the state of Florida, meeting with lawmakers and news-shapers from Pensacola to Miami, I’m often asked in what way is Christianity Continue Reading

Prayer is…..

My friend and colleague from Texas, Keith Wommack, put this post up today. Prayer is an important topic and  you will find his short discussion to be inspiring. John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. Prayer is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God. Prayer is a spiritual understanding of Him. Prayer is an unselfed love. Prayer is desire. Prayer is the fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good Continue Reading

Who would have thought…?


By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon, and Susan Middleton We’ve been thinking about how different society is today than it was in the not too distant past. Sometimes I forget it hasn’t always been this way. Two years ago it was a big deal that the United States elected an African-American president. Now, it doesn’t seem like such a big deal. Politics aside, it seems sort of normal. We have yet to elect a woman as president. I am certain, however, that day Continue Reading

The greatest gift of all


By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon This season has many meanings for people: gifts, cheer, a tree, gatherings, promises, hope, and worship.  For some it symbolizes sadness, despair, loss, and unfulfilled desires. For me, this season is a reminder of the greatest gift of all: God’s goodness.  This goodness is natural, infinite, always present, and negates anything that is unlike it.  This is a gift given to everyone. Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Continue Reading

Holy Smoke!

Before the fire

It’s the unexpected that gives me the most difficulty. You know, the kind of thing that just isn’t anywhere on my list of possibilities for the day, or for the moment. In fact, last Sunday I didn’t even have a list of possibilities. I was just cruising along because life is good. I was almost at church when I got the call: Our church building was on fire. “That can’t be” I told myself. Unfortunately, it was true. As I rounded the last corner I could see the building surrounded by fire trucks, Continue Reading