The budding of a common flower elicits no special...

The budding of a common flower elicits no special interest, unless it is seen as an expression of God. My experience in Christian Science has been so ordinary that to fulfil the office of a testimony it must be viewed in the light of the great "amen" of God's purpose. Deprived of home influences at an early age, my impressionable nature was fertile ground for the seeds of wild oats, which were sown and reaped. During all the years of husk-feeding, there was one place kept fresh in my heart,—the faith I had in prayer. Many times I turned in childlike faith and asked God for my desire, and received it.

I always felt that He had a particular care for me, and I have since learned that He has such care for all His children. When ambition in life began to appear, I found one bad habit a hindrance, and I stopped smoking. Then there came a sweet influence into my life. A woman offered me a book, which I took and read. The book was "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. It was very helpful reading, and it commenced to heal me at once, where I needed healing most,—the heart. In Mrs. Eddy's hymn, "Feed my Sheep" (Poems, p. 14), we read:—

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