"Love's divine adventure"

[For young teens]

Carol longed for a horse of her own, and by the time she was in high school she had saved enough money to consider buying one. She knew of several horses for sale, but which was the right one for her?

Carol thought about the Bible verses: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Prov. 3:5, 6; She also studied this idea of Mrs. Eddy's about prayer in Science and Health: "Thoughts unspoken are not unknown to the divine Mind. Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may lie moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds." Science and Health, p. 1;

One day her attention was directed to an ad posted at a riding stable. A registered thoroughbred was for sale. She investigated and found he was a lively bay with a white mark on his forehead. "A good prospective jumper," Carol mused, sizing him up. She bought Happy and began to train him with patience and love—until the horse responded with willingness and obedience.

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Can the Leopard Change His Spots?
October 4, 1969

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