How seemingly awry everything...

How seemingly awry everything I had hoped for in the Army went, after my enlistment. And yet I feel richly repaid in experience. Instead of advancements proudly expected, adventure selfishly demanded, and willful whims satisfied, I have had to learn, as taught in Christian Science, to be led of God and to acknowledge Him in all my ways—humbly, trustingly, and joyfully. The ways I petulantly insisted were necessary to my happiness in the Army were proved not to be the best ways, and it was not until Truth dawned in my thought that peace of mind was recovered.

I have known Christian Science all my life, learned to love its precepts, seen its healing and restorative work in our home and branch church. Yet it required this wilderness experience of detachment from other Scientists, the comfort of a Science home and its harmonious influence on my life, to prove more fully its great power. Harmony did not come through material triumphs and personal satisfactions, but through disappointments and hardships that caused wholehearted reliance on God as the sole source of happiness, illustrating Mrs. Eddy's words (Poems, p. 79):

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Testimony of Healing
In the year 1925, while I was...
April 20, 1946

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