"Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build...

"Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it" (Ps. 127:1). Building your own home can be an awesome and overwhelming undertaking, but when you are working with spiritual truths, it can be a joyous and fulfilling experience.

We had purchased some property in a major city, where we planned to build our home. The property was near a ravine with a running stream that skirted maple and beech woods. Five years went by and the right time to build didn't seem to appear. In Pulpit and Press Mrs. Eddy writes of defending our spiritual heritage (pp. 2-3): "How can we do this Christianly scientific work? By intrenching ourselves in the knowledge that our true temple is no human fabrication, but the superstructure of Truth, reared on the foundation of Love, and pinnacled in Life." We held to this truth.

During this time my husband planted trees, Austrian pines, and a vegetable garden on the premises; and I was accepted for class instruction by a teacher of Christian Science. Class helped me to think more clearly and work with greater confidence for the true idea of home.

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Words of Current Interest
August 28, 1976

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