Author Archive: Tony Lobl

Nancy Astor – letter and article on a unique glass ceiling breaker

Here is some news on two pieces I have written about Nancy Astor. ARTICLE The recent book “Mistresses of Cliveden” includes several chapters on one of the iconic house’s most colourful occupants, Nancy Astor. Lady Astor, a Christian Scientist, was the first woman to take a seat in the British parliament and the book rightly reflects a complex character, whose […]

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Our deeper basis for optimism! A SATURDAY THOUGHT

Here is the complete hymn – Hymn 359 Trust the Eternal when the shadows gather, When joys of daylight seem so like a dream;  God the unchanging pities like a father;  Trust on and wait, the daystar yet shall gleam. ———- Trust the Eternal, for the clouds that vanish  No more can move the mountains from […]

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The unity that's forever secure! A SATURDAY THOUGHT

The quotation is from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 340). The full quote is: “One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, “Love thy neighbor as thyself;” annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, — whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the […]

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There's no in/out vote on spiritual unity!

Yesterday I was an Englishman sitting in an Irish ice cream parlour in Dublin’s fair city looking at the Italian vespa scooters they have creatively turned into seats for pan-European bottoms to sit on….and my inner European was loving it! On an individual basis nothing will stop me proudly thinking of myself as English, British AND […]

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