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JANE STANDS PORTER
[Of Special Interest to Children]
This is a story of a girl named Jane, who went to the Christian Science Sunday School. She loved hearing about the people in the Bible. How carefully she would listen to the stories of David and Goliath, of Daniel in the lions' den, and of Jesus' many works. She learned from these stories never to be afraid of error. Often her teacher would read to the children from the Psalms. Jane's favorite was the ninety-first Psalm and the verses which read: "For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone."
Jane also loved Mary Baker Eddy. Her Sunday School teacher would read to the class from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," which Mrs. Eddy wrote. One thing Jane liked to have read over and over again was on page 256 where it says, "Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man." Jane often thought of this, for when we know that God is Love and Father-Mother, we never need to be afraid or to feel alone.
One spring day Jane had a chance to prove this fact all by herself. Her mother had gone shopping, and Jane was with a friend who lived nearby. While playing, Jane suddenly fell and cut her cheek on a corner of the porch. The friend was not a Christian Scientist and wanted to do something helpful for Jane. But Jane had never used any medicine and knew she did not need it or want it. She was very firm in refusing the medicine.
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THE JOY OF SALVATION
RALPH W. CESSNA
"IF THOU WILT BE PERFECT"
FRANCES B. EDMONDSON
"WALK IN THE LIGHT"
WANTED: CIRCULATORS OF GOOD NEWS
STRENGTH IS GOD-DERIVED
HELEN H. HIXON
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST'S YARDSTICK
JEANETTE F. SUTTON
"PROOF BY INDUCTION"
HARRY E. DE LASAUX
JANE STANDS PORTER
HELEN B. MONTGOMERY
THE IMPORTANCE OF GUARDING ONE'S THOUGHTS
THE REALM OF SUPPOSITION
Helen Wood Bauman
"Praise ye the Lord: for it is good...
Rosemary M. Crisp with contributions from Edward Lewis,
I attended a Christian Science...
Blanche Wheeler Swenson
Like many others who have been...
A great sense of gratitude fills...
Florence M. Solon
Through Christian Science my...
Nat Wallace Hopkins
I wish to express gratitude to God...
So complex was the thinking...
More than thirty years ago I was...
Allie A. Rutledge
Signs of the Times
with contributions from A. M. Gibson, R. Barclay Warren