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[Written Especially for Young People]
By some of us examinations are viewed with apprehension, and as they draw nearer it may be that we timorously wonder whether we shall succeed or fail. Christian Science enables us to deal effectively with these mental suggestions by displacing doubt and fear with confidence and trust in God's help, which is always available for every honest effort.
The first step in solving this problem is to think correctly about it, to take a right mental attitude and get a right view of the purpose of an examination, and then to eliminate any discordant thoughts about it. To start with, it is erroneous to consider an examination as an ordeal or an infliction, for it is surely neither of these. Such a view induces fear, the element which most needs to be kept out of thought. An examination is only a stepping-stone in one's progress to higher attainment, an honest investigation of knowledge that shows the student where he is mentally standing. Hence the student should welcome this opportunity afforded for the orderly unfolding and further advancement of his education. Would it not, for instance, be absurd for any student to begin the study of algebra before he has mastered the simpler mathematics leading up to this study?
Therefore the Christian Scientist recognizes that honest and conscientious labor in mastering each subject is an indispensable human procedure. Also he knows that with the knowledge of God which Christian Science unfolds he can overcome and destroy the false beliefs of fear, doubt, apathy, a sense of inferiority, and other evils that may besiege him and try to prevent worthy and just attainment.
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On Keeping "abreast of the times"
HELEN ANDREWS NIXON
GORDON V. COMER
"Count it all joy"
DOROTHY MARY HUTCHINGS
PERCY HUNT ALCOCK
The Second Look
RAY SHEARER TRENT
Seeing the Real Man
"Grace for to-day"*
JANE M. KINNEY
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Charles W. J. Tennant, District Manager of Committees on Publication for Great Britain and Ireland,
An item under the caption "Epworth League Begins...
Clyde Johnson, former Committee on Publication for the State of Wyoming,
For a group of persons of one religious denomination to...
From an address delivered by the Hon. C. Augustus Norwood before Woman's Alliance of Parker Memorial of Bulfinch Place Church,
Anyone who is bending all his energies toward reaching...
W. Stuart Booth
Violet Ker Seymer
with contributions from Thomas W. Elslager, Ida E. Kennon, Ethel Hunter Irvine, Leo Wm. Huegle
It is with deep love and gratitude that I give this testimony...
William Gordon Shaffer with contributions from Rachel Shaffer
I have received so much help from testimonies I have...
Dorothy Lunn Bennett
When I was a child, I had a disease of the bone which...
Oleona E. Cochrane
I wish to express my gratitude for the first healing I had...
It is with a humble and joyful heart that I bear witness...
Mildred N. Cullen with contributions from Marjorie E. Wint
Practically all my life has been lived under the influence...
Arcley Rayne Marshall
I want to express my gratitude for the wonderful blessing...
Margaret Trout Gregg
Words are inadequate fully to express my gratitude for...
Percy T. Hollander with contributions from Selected
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Samuel Schulman, George Robinson, Berkeley B. Blake, Frederic Perkins, William H. Boddy