Prayer That Heals – A Reason for Blogging

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Today I have the pleasure of sharing this post from the blog of Shannon Horst, Christian Science Committee on Publication for New Mexico.  Her story is a clear and compelling example of why people, such as Shannon and I, choose Christian Science as their health care system.  It works!  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. For readers who follow this blog, you know that I generally post an original piece on Monday every week. Well, yesterday, I had every Continue Reading

The remarkable rescue of Dale Ostrander

This touching story is brought to us by Bill Scott, my friend and colleague, and the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Washington.  This story clearly illustrates that the power of prayer is real.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. Posted on August 16, 2011 by Bill Scott This article first appeared on Blogcritics. Did you catch the news reports last week of the young boy who survived after being submerged 15-20 minutes underwater? For those Continue Reading

Lasting Health Benefits of Religious Attendance

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Keith Wommack, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Texas, shares an inspiring blog post on the health benefits of attending church.  I want share it here so that my readers have the benefit of Keith's thoughts.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. By Keith Wommack You say you were dragged to church every week? You didn’t want to go? Your mother insisted it was good for you? Well, she was right. And in even more ways than she imagined. Turns out, Continue Reading

Young people healing through prayer? Yep!

by John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon There are those  times in our lives when we meet remarkable people.  The last two years have been one of those times for me.  You see, I get to meet with Christian Science college students at the University of Oregon every week.  They're incredible.  Their insights and understanding of the principles underlying the practice of Christian Science are unparalleled.  Two of them, Lauren and Denise, recently took the time to Continue Reading

True manhood

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By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon It was another night of disagreement between my parents, which led to my father's inevitable drinking. He marched out to his truck with his rifles, saying he was going to kill himself. "You don't love me. Just wait until I'm gone, then you'll be sorry." As the oldest of three sons I once again was put in the position of the "adult", intervening, taking away his guns, and telling him to go back into the house. I had become Continue Reading

Sin’s impact on Health

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So just how does "sin" affect our health?  And just what is sin?  My colleague and friend, Keith Wommack, from the great state of Texas, has an interesting discussion on this topic. John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. By Keith Wommack, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Texas There is a lot of suffering these days, it seems. If I wanted to shoot hoops today, but the only sneakers I could find were a pair of size 8½ red high-tops, I’d be Continue Reading

A Prayer on Memorial Day

Today, Memorial Day, I feel moved to share this blog post by my friend from Florida, Bob Clark, who is also my colleague as the Christian Science Committee on Publication for his state.  His story is fitting for this day of honoring those who have served our country.  Thank you, Bob, for sharing.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. by Robert B. Clark, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Florida. Memorial Day is the most moving of American Continue Reading

Nursing that doesn’t fill a void

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What impact will health care reform in the United States have on the health care delivery system in Oregon? I’ve been watching this pretty closely. One trend, even before the current reform began, is the shortage of care givers. Now, with reform, there is increased access to care making the shortage worse. Availability of good health care is a concern to patients, policy makers, and legislators alike. In a recent article, Joe Rojas-Burke of The Oregonian points out that one way to meet this Continue Reading

National Day of prayer, or “every day is a prayer”?

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By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon Since today is the National Day of Prayer I thought it fitting to reflect on how prayer works in my life. As a child I behaved like most kids. I cried when I was sad. I ran away from anything that frightened me. If I was happy I would laugh or get excited and do all kinds of crazy kid things. All of this was pretty normal, given how I grew up. When I reached young adulthood my responses became less impulsive. I was more Continue Reading

Where can I buy some health care?

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by John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon As much as I consider myself willing to consider different ideas, I have to admit there’s one that really rankles me.  It’s no longer new or on the fringe but has become part of the everyday vernacular in American discourse on health care.  It’s a concept that seems to be embraced by the political left and the right.  The public at large seems to have fallen into the mindset that it’s acceptable too.  I believe we need to Continue Reading