When I was growing up, my favorite movie was The Wizard of Oz. The protagonist is a girl named Dorothy.
I was raised as a Christian Scientist. I always loved going to Sunday School and learning about God, studying the Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly, and learning to play hymns on the piano.
It was the night before my final examination for Contracts Law, and I was sitting on my bedroom floor, feeling completely desperate. I knew I was not ready for the exam, and I felt that any last-minute studying I did would be pointless.
The following healing changed the way I pray. It was a milestone for me, one that I turn to when I am facing a challenge and need to remember what prayer can do.
Christian Science has taught me to remember the truth that God is good—only good. This teaching has really helped me to solve multiple problems in many situations.
Sunday School was boring to me. Having to go to church and learn about the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy didn’t feel nearly as interesting as drawing, going outside, or just reading other books.
When our first child was about two years old, some close family members planned to visit for a weekend. My husband and I were not looking forward to this.
I grew up in Christian Science, but as a young adult with a baby daughter, I struggled with my faith in Christian Science healing. When I read testimonies in the Christian Science magazines, I would feel that those amazing healings could never happen to me.
I would like to express gratitude for all the ways in which Mary Baker Eddy’s timeless writings counsel us continually. Many times throughout my life I have been amazed at how her exact words seemed written just for me—and have brought about healings of hardness in my thought—because they revealed to me exactly what needed to be uncovered.
I had experienced some big challenges in my work for my branch Church of Christ, Scientist, and wondered if I could continue. I felt utterly brokenhearted.