The Thoughts We Need

As a graduate student I was taking a more than full-time schedule of courses in an effort to obtain a degree by the end of the academic year. Less than six weeks from the completion of my last semester, I was confronted with a series of physical and emotional problems that seemed to make it virtually impossible for me to complete the demanding assignments.

There were classes to attend, papers to write, a thesis to be approved, and an oral examination to pass. I was commuting quite a distance to school—each day of class required a two-hundred-mile round trip. A journey I had made joyfully for almost a year now seemed an impossible burden.

My professors agreed to allow me to finish the year without attending the remaining classes. I settled down to attempt to write some lengthy papers and prepare the thesis. It seemed as if I could not come up with the framework and ideas necessary to compose these assignments. I turned to a Christian Science practitioner for help.

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No Darkness at All
November 9, 1974

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