All God's Children Are Stars

In a TV Guide interview TV Guide, December 8, 1973; you said that as the child of a Coast Guard officer you were always on the move with your family. You commented that it was hard "always being the new girl." With so many families on the move nowadays, our readers would be particularly interested in how you solved this problem.

Every move I ever made was with reluctance to leave what had become familiar and comfortable. Yet each move brought new blessings to my family and me. Because divine Love is omnipresent, God's goodness can never be limited to a certain location.

One move I remember particularly was when I turned fifteen. My sisters and I hated to leave our old school. We had lots of friends, and were cheerleaders; and my sisters held class offices, and I played in the band. At the new school many activities were closed to us because their participants had been chosen at the end of the preceding year. I was able to try out for a gymnast club, but didn't make it. I remember the loving comfort shown me by my mom and dad and sisters helping to soften my sharp disappointment. About this time, very, very gently my thought began to draw closer to God. I began to study the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly more regularly, and my Sunday School classes grew more important to me. In a shorter time than it had ever taken me before, I found myself thoroughly at home and content in my new school. But this time it wasn't because of any outward conditions. God was directly the source of my happiness (though I wouldn't have known how to articulate this then). I was happy because I was learning to put God first in my life.

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September 21, 1974

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