From early childhood I had the...

From early childhood I had the blessed privilege of growing up in a Christian Science home, where there was much love and happiness expressed, and as a result my existence was harmonious and serene. During these years I experienced many beautiful demonstrations of Truth. Physical difficulties such as colds, severe sunburn, headaches, and indigestion were healed. Extreme shyness was replaced with confidence and poise.

Financial limitation was overcome in my senior year in college and again when I was seeking a position during the depression. Loneliness and lack of wholesome companionship disappeared when I achieved a clearer understanding of what constitutes real friendship and endeavored to reflect Love. Last but not least, through my desire to seek that which is good the way was opened for me to have class instruction from a consecrated teacher of Christian Science. This uplifting experience has greatly aided my progress.

A real testing time came when my parents passed on. The resulting grief left me with a sense of mental numbness and nervous shock, which increased as time went on. I was continually tormented, and it appeared impossible to go on with my daily work. In my extremity my teacher lovingly comforted me. She assured me that in reality nothing was going on but the activity of God and His ideas. She frequently read to me from the Bible and from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy and patiently stood by me day and night when I needed help.

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Signs of the Times
April 16, 1955

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