For many years, I was a lonely person, and, in spite of several achievements and doing well at my work, I wasn’t satisfied with my life. It seemed as if there was something that didn’t allow me to be happy.
I needed a vacation. I was tired and depleted and needed some downtime, but there was no money.
Several years ago, my youngest daughter and I had an opportunity to go backpacking with a hiking group. We felt this would be a fresh experience to move us forward after her dad recently passed away.
I was in the midst of an extended business trip when I tripped and fell in the shower, hitting the back of my head on the edge of the tiles. As I lay there for a moment getting my bearings, the first thought that came to me was the Golden Text from that week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson: “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise” ( Jeremiah 17:14 ).
I’m a stay-at-home dad with four children, ages six to fourteen. In recent years, prayer in Christian Science has helped me gain a comforting, helpful, and practical view of my role as a parent.
“Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” ( Psalms 107:15 ). Over the years, I have been abundantly blessed and inspired by the many testimonies published in The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel.
My dear brothers and sisters, I am married and with a family. I want to share my experience with you.
Becoming a Christian Scientist is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I’ve been studying Christian Science for eight years now, and it has helped me better understand and know God.
Sometimes we think we have done something wrong if we have a discordant experience, but that is not necessarily true. It is our opportunity to prove that God, good, our heavenly Parent, is the only real power governing us.
Sometime ago I was standing by our piano, working on a deliciously difficult jigsaw puzzle, a Christmas gift from my daughter. Suddenly I felt a great pain in my chest.