One Wednesday evening I was not feeling well. However, I knew that going to the Wednesday night testimony meeting was something I wanted to do, even though I felt uncomfortable.
I was raised in the Christian faith, but like a good number of Africans, I grew up in an environment where culture and tradition have a strong influence on beliefs. Before getting deeply involved in the discovery and reading of the Bible, I worshipped the ancestors and thought that my great-grandparents, who died before I was born, could make bad or good decisions about me.
From early girlhood I have loved the hymn that begins, “I walk with Love along the way” (Minny M. H.
Several months ago I felt some discomfort in my left knee and foot. I was able to walk, but when I moved there was some slight pain.
As I sat in the dentist’s chair for my yearly checkup, I once again heard how important it was that I make an appointment to have a root canal procedure. I had heard this urging before at the previous appointment and the supposedly dire consequences of doing nothing.
Early one Thursday morning I was driving to work when another vehicle turned onto the highway ahead of me and struck the side of my truck. I was knocked across the grassy median, across the other side of the highway, and then onto a side street.
Last year I flew to San Diego, California, for a long weekend. After the flight my ears never “popped,” and I had difficulty hearing.
When I was a child, one morning before school I started experiencing intense discomfort in my stomach. My dad was reading to me from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, and my family had seen many times before the healing effect of praying with those ideas.
When one of my daughters was four years old, she had a wonderful healing of a growth on one of her toes. One evening, while I was tucking her into bed, we said together a prayer for little children, written by Mary Baker Eddy: Father-Mother God, Loving me,— Guard me when I sleep; Guide my little feet Up to Thee.
I practice a sport called “paddle,” which is similar to tennis. The difference is that the court is enclosed, and it’s typically played in doubles.