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Hot, tired, lonely. That was how I felt as I walked into a Christian Science Reading Room one afternoon. I was very young and full of questions, and I felt friendless. Perhaps no one would notice how unhappy I was. In my hand was a paperback copy of Science and Health, the Christian Science textbook by Mrs. Eddy. I didn't know many Christian Scientists, but I had started reading this book through completely, and it was beginning to show me a beautiful new way of life.

I had recently been finding that the Reading Room was a quiet haven where I could spend hours reading and absorbing the dynamic truths in this book. My home wasn't the best place to study, since my parents were opposed to what they thought Christian Science to be. But I knew what this religion was doing to save me from the deep depression that I'd struggled with since my teen years. A long procession of psychiatrists had not been able to help me and I'd almost felt life was not worth living.

Protecting Our Crops
May 7, 1977

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