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In my early teens I was seeking an answer to the question, What. . .
In my early teens I was seeking an answer to the question, What is life's purpose? But not until many years later did I receive an answer. I was introduced to Christian Science by a relative who, while visiting me, saw my need and very lovingly asked if she could work for me. I felt impelled to accept her offer. My relative soon joyously departed, and I was left to ponder what she meant by "work for you." Then it dawned upon me that she was going to pray for me. I immediately shut myself in a room and prayed humbly and sincerely. I don't remember what I prayed, but after a time I felt unburdened, even joyous—my troubles were forgotten.
Two days later an aunt called to bring a parcel for my mother and me. Its contents met our immediate need. My problem had been lack. This experience convinced me that righteous prayers are answered. Following this, I attended a Christian Science lecture and afterward a Christian Science testimony meeting. In each case I was regenerated. Then my relative gave me a copy of the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and showed me how to study the Lesson-Sermon from the Christian Science Quarterly.
My religious upbringing had given me a concept of God as great king in the heavens. As I read the textbook, I glimpsed a little of the truths of God as omnipresent and omnipotent divine Love. I could not leave the book alone.
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A Friend Forever
L. IVIMY GWALTER
Depth of Commitment
STANLEY B. SMITH
"Christian Science treatment is a duet"
JEANETTE F. SUTTON
"Make a joy of it"
FRANKIE L. THOMAS
The Right Kind of Friend
ANNE STEARNS CONDON
"Dominion, not subjection"
WILLIAM EMKEN CURTIS, JR.
Rena Pratt Day
What Health Is
Helen Wood Bauman
There Is No Penalty
William Milford Correll
As a child, I was fascinated by accounts of healing that were...
Joan B. Nathanson
Every day I give thanks for the wonders that open up for me...
Georgia Watkins Middlemist
Christian Science has been such a blessing to me and my family...
Doris W. Caudill
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 327 - Coping with Injustice
with contributions from David Sleeper, Robert McKinnon