For years I was a successful business woman—stenographer...

For years I was a successful business woman—stenographer and bookkeeper, and later private secretary. Then followed a period of depression and nervous breakdown, when it seemed impossible to secure a good position, due to my physical condition. My office had always been more home to me than my home; but after I came into Christian Science, the meaning of home was unfolded to me, and gradually I began to desire a home of my own. This seemed impossible for many reasons, especially from a financial standpoint. However, that desire grew and awakened ambition in me which had almost become dormant. I studied on the subject of "home," and I remembered Jesus' words, "In my Father's house are many mansions: ... I go to prepare a place for you." I saw so clearly that my home was already prepared for me, that all I had to do was to lay claim to it, and take possession.

With the aid of a Christian Science practitioner I studied on "supply" and "employment"; I learned how impossible it is for us, as God's ideas, to be unemployed; that our only true work is right thinking. Soon a part-time position opened up for me, after which the seemingly insurmountable obstacles to my home were suddenly removed, and almost before I realized it, I found myself in a lovely little apartment which friends helped me to furnish.

Then followed a period of endeavoring to demonstrate sufficient supply, as I still was working only part time. One day the thought came to me that I had not expressed gratitude for my little home, and perhaps that was why I had not progressed faster. At the next Wednesday evening meeting I gave grateful testimony for it, for my membership in the church, and for a small part in its activities. The next day I was given some work to do which kept me busy for many days and nights, bringing in its wake untold blessings to many people.

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June 27, 1936

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