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A “Sing All-in for Healing” GEMs for you! Welcome healing by singing with the purifying & invigorating “sunlight of Truth!” (S15, 162:4-11) “Should we be silent? Ah, never.” (Hymn 283)

I can never keep from sharing my gratitude for the life-altering healing I had from the whole-hearted singing of healing hymns and from applying the truths of this “sunlight of Truth” citation!

As part of CedarS Bonus Thanksgiving Lesson Met for 2009 I wrote: “After a joyous 2008 summer and fall of service, I found myself agonizing in the passenger seat during our evening move home from camp. I sang (along with the sound system) many hymns that I knew by heart—thanks to years of CedarS Hymn Sing experience—belting them out, at first through tears of intense pain, and later through tears of immense gratitude. [I love Hymn Sings!!]

For the first part of the trip the disabling discomfort just wouldn't let up—no matter how I changed my position or what hymns or citations I prayed. The pain seemed to radiate from a huge, internal growth that had been steadily growing for several months. It had attempted to rob me of my appetite and vigor as well as of all ability to lift one of my legs.

In deepest humility—and supported by the prayers of the dear driver, of my mom and of a practitioner who I kept calling—I continued to reach out to God and to sing each word with renewed understanding, conviction and vigor. With tears of joy I cherished the truths about my spiritual nature as if they were being tenderly told to me in order to save my life for God's service—and that they did!

All pain finally broke thanks to this all-out, fervent praying and singing—and I have hardly stopped smiling or singing since. I remain eternally grateful that I took "God-is-All" instead of Tylenol—that I chose whole-hearted reliance on Christianly scientific prayer to eliminate not only the pain, but also its cause rather that just opting to temporarily relieve suffering.

I knew when I got home without pain that I was healed, although the draining and dissolving of the growth took several more weeks of consistent "ray-delineation therapy" which "dissolves tumors" with the invigorating purity of "the sunlight of Truth" that "Christian Science brings to the body." (S&H 162:4, S13 in this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson on "God the Only Cause and Creator") I applied each ray of this divine, healing sunlight – shining the specific, promising laws and wonderful ideas laid-out in the following precious paragraph.”

"Christian Science brings to the body the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates (refreshes, revitalizes, stimulates, enlivens, energizes, animates, rejuvenates, strengthens) and purifies (cleanses, disinfects, sanitizes, decontaminates, filters). Christian Science acts as an alterative (a medicinal plant that causes a gradual beneficial change in the body, usually through improved nutrition and elimination, without having any marked specific action OR A medicine or treatment which gradually induces a change, and restores healthy functions without sensible evacuations), neutralizing error with Truth. It changes the secretions (emissions, discharges, oozings), expels humors (4 Medieval ones to be balanced: blood, yellow bile, phlegm, black bile), dissolves tumors (growths, cancers, lumps, swellings), relaxes rigid muscles ("thought-forces"), restores carious bones to soundness. The effect of this Science is to stir (rouse, wake up, budge, shift, get up, revive) the human mind to a change of base (basis, foundation, origin, heart, starting point), on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind." (S&H 162:4).

Have fun letting your body and life sing-out about this transforming "sunlight of Truth"!]

Dear Friends,

We have so treasured the opportunity to unite for hymns sings each week with this worldwide family from 14 countries, and now all 50 states. Today at CedarS, as we are welcoming our full staff onto camp, WE WILL BE PAUSING THE ONLINE ZOOM BROADCASTING ELEMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY HYMN SING to just be "hid with Christ in God" (Col 3:30).

Why not take our 30+ minute Hymn Sing time to making this pause progressive and inspiring, instead of disappointing? We invite you to join us, without a Zoom screen, privately in your own home, this Sunday evening to set a truly peaceful and healing tone for your upcoming week.

  1. We invite you to love exploring, listening and singing along with a great wealth of inspiring hymns available at no cost on a relatively new, not-for-profit website called hymnstream.com
    It was started by some CedarS alumni and supporters and features CedarS alumni in scores of inspiring hymns.

    Here’s an excerpt for more about it: “Hymnstream is a gathering place for anyone seeking inspiration and healing. When you listen to something on Hymnstream, we hope it sounds like a heartfelt prayer – as if a close friend is singing to you. And because music is a universal language, we hope Hymnstream reaches hearts and minds worldwide.

    Most of the hymns on the site come from the Christian Science Hymnal, a songbook that has brought hope and healing to many for generations. We’ll be recording more hymns from this hymnal along with sacred music from other sources. Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love — be it song, sermon, or Science — blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ's table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.” Our vision is to let these “living waters” flow out to the world freely – both figuratively and literally

  1. Other wonderful, inspiring hymns can be found and digitally downloaded to sing along with today on the ChristianScience.com shopping website! (It’s a fun coincidence that all four of the digitally downloadable hymn collections on this page 3 of the Christianscience.com hymn store feature CedarS alumni or parents.) The first one on this page for example is “Celebration” the 2017 “Christian Science Hymnal for Hymns 430-603” on which there are eight hymns written by Desiree Goyette as well as others sung by her and by other dear artists with CedarS connections. (Desiree and her family hosted last week’s CedarS Zoom Hymn Sing.) For $1.29 you could pick any one hymn from this “Celebration” collection to download and sing along to— or for $19.99, get them all downloaded.)

    I cannot recommend strongly enough the healing value of singing along “All-in” with your whole heart. If I had not done so over a decade ago, I wouldn’t be here and thriving today! Click here for more details of my hymn-sing healing from God of a cancerous growth 12 years ago that was felt first during an All-in hymn sing on a car trip! Hopefully, all glory will be given to God for this and all good and it will be shared more broadly before long as an official testimony in a Christian Science periodical.

  1. No doubt each of us will have our own problems to put on the altar for healing tonight. Since hymns are prayers set to music, after you sing your prayers for you and yours, please consider including in your Hymn Sing prayers and your daily prayers – prayers for all mankind. This includes not only a prayer for CedarS staff and for all of the Christian Science camps, but also prayer for the youth of our Movement, and prayer for our whole world in every area where healing and change is so needed. I love including in this prayer Mary Baker Eddy’s Bible-based vision of “a new heaven and new earth” and her challenging follow-up question of this hour and of every hour: “Have you ever pictured this heaven and earth, inhabited by beings under the control of supreme wisdom?” (Science & Health 91:1-4)

We will be in touch as soon as we have more information on when Zoom Hymn Sings will resume.

With full-strength love, gratitude and joy,

Warren, Holly, Gay, Kim & the CedarS Team

Warren Huff, Executive Director
Holly Huff Bruland, Director of Operations
Gay Ann Huff, Co-Business Manager
Kim Howland, Co-Business Manager

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