When I was a small child, my parents enrolled me in a...

When I was a small child, my parents enrolled me in a Christian Science Sunday School. There I eagerly asked many questions about the purpose of life and why we exist. I learned early man's relationship to God, and that our true nature, as the reflection of God, is harmonious.

While I was in grammar school, my mother passed on. My father married again; then less than a year later he also passed on. In the anguish of these events, I prayed night and day according to what I had been taught in Sunday School. Through prayer I learned in some degree, at least, that man, as the child of God, is never separated from his Father-Mother God, but is continually supported by His love for His children. Sometimes my relationship with my stepmother was not a happy one, but this was greatly improved as I sought to please God first, in obedience to the first commandment.

While I was in college in the early thirties, and after I began to teach school following graduation, we were hard pressed financially. This was especially true when the income from the citrus ranch my father had developed eventually dropped to nothing. The ranch became a financial burden to my stepmother and me. But through constant faith in God and the application of what we had learned in Science, our needs were met, the ranch was sold, and our lives were placed on a firmer basis.

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Testimony of Healing
From the infinite elements of the one Mind emanate all form,...
September 25, 1978

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