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Two Wonderful Resources for Christian Science Nursing

CHBA Having just attended the annual conference of the AOCSN (Association of Organizations for Christian Science Nursing) held in Scottsdale, AZ this year, I am filled with gratitude for the many resources supporting this ministry. There are two that I want to be sure you all know about. Both of thes...

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Janiva’s Blog: Your Part in Sharing the Vital Role of Christian Science Nursing

CHBA In November 2014 the BA was privileged to host three roundtables from The Mother Church titled “Conversations on Christian Science Nursing with Our Church Family.” The roundtables were presented by Linda Kohler, Journal-listed Christian Science nurse and then current President of The Mother ...

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Janiva’s Blog: Health care proxy in 4 steps

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Executing a health care proxy is easier than you think.

Having a health care proxy (also called a durable power of attorney for health care) is a legal provision for helping to ensure that your choice of care is known and followed.

Four simple steps to a health care proxy

 If you have put off...

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Repurposing Valentine’s Day

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This month I’m re-posting one of my favorite blogs from February 2012. It’s a plea to reboot Valentine’s Day! To tweak our response to Valentine’s Day and spread generosity and kindness.  I think many of our readers are already doing this in their daily lives, but may not know about Random A...

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The most popular blog from 2016?

CHBA Last July I blogged about the cost of Christian Science nursing in order to demystify the costs as well as clarify payment options. It was the most popular of all our 2016 blogs. We’re re-posting this blog for those who may not have read it the first time or may want a refresher.

Can you afford C...

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Did you know that Christian Scientists can stay at the BA just like an Airbnb?

CHBA Rest & Study at the BA is a hidden gem for Christian Scientists visiting the Boston area. Many Christian Scientists don’t realize that you can book a room at the BA, similar to the way you would find a place through airbnb.com or a hotel. It is a wonderful opportunity for Christian Scientists to...

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A graduation filled with gratitude

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The 2016 Christian Science Nursing Arts Graduation Ceremony was held at the Benevolent Association on Sunday, September 11.  It was an inspiring time, and I wish that each of you could have been with us on that day.   For those who were not able to attend we will be sharing a number of the inspir...

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What’s in a name? The terminology of care

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Do you understand the difference between “Residential Care” and “Independent Living?” Do you know the difference between “Assisted Living” and “Light Christian Science Nursing?”

If no, you are definitely not alone. I had lunch with a trustee from a California Christian Science nursi...

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Can you afford Christian Science nursing?

CHBA Often Christian Scientists dismiss the idea of calling upon Christian Science nursing because of cost. And that should never happen! No one should ever delay calling on this spiritual ministry because of cost. I thought it would be helpful to bring this issue forward and discuss the costs and the...

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How much do you know about health care proxies?

CHBA   Every Christian Scientist should have a health care proxy. The proxy allows you to decide your choice of care in situations where you cannot speak for yourself. It allows you to set out exactly your wishes for how to be cared for, and in whatever level of detail you want, should there be a nee...

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