I’d like to share a couple of turning points in my life. The first occurred after I came back into Christian Science (see Donna Mae Berneman testimony in the October 19, 1981, Sentinel ).
It was my second month in Saudi Arabia. Although I had agreed with gusto to share this new adventure in my husband’s career, I had no idea what challenges would come beyond the company orientation.
I’m sure I’m not alone in facing stumbling blocks after having made a commitment to something good. Over many years in my practice of Christian Science I have found consistent support in refuting interferences, especially from the following two sources: Hymn No.
I had written to a dear friend of mine and related the experience that follows. She suggested that I submit it to the Christian Science periodicals.
It was through a wonderful healing that I reached a significant turning point in my spiritual growth and recommitted myself to the path of progress defined by Christian Science—the path to wholeness, health, and salvation. The healing helped build the foundation that impelled me to enter the healing practice full time; and now, sharing the universal remedy that is Christian Science is my greatest joy.
I was raised a Christian Scientist. Both of my parents and both of my grandmothers were class-taught Christian Scientists.
Several years ago, I was struggling with intermittent allergic reactions around my eyes. They appeared at random times, and I soon realized I was making a mental list of things that could have “caused” the reaction, such as what I’d eaten, or the new eye makeup I’d purchased.
I had been happily teaching in a primary school for several years when the school went through a period of great change, which created major challenges for the staff. It was a time of great stress.
Sometimes we have a moment in our lives that changes everything. An “aha” moment, to use a popular phrase, when we get some inspiration or insight that suddenly brings clarity to a situation or gives us a new perspective.
Things seemed pretty hopeless when I walked into the Christian Science Reading Room that day. I was working at a retail store in a dead-end job that offered little hope for advancement.