Having completed my fiftieth year as a member of The Mother Church...

Having completed my fiftieth year as a member of The Mother Church in December 1975, merely thanking God, as I do constantly, does not seem enough. Only this public expression of gratitude will satisfy my desire to "sing praises unto the Lord" (Ps. 27:6).

Fifty years ago I was headed for a miserable, unhappy life. Although reared in a strictly religious home and atmosphere, I could not accept the concept of God this gave me. I preferred no God at all to one of wrath, jealousy, and revenge, who meted out everlasting punishment.

I was introduced to Christian Science when I became soloist for a branch Church of Christ, Scientist. I was told the solo was a vital part of the Sunday service and should, therefore, be appropriate to the subject of each week's Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly. This necessitated my purchase of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, to be studied with the Bible.

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July 17, 1976

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