Many years ago, after my graduation from a three-year vocational...

Many years ago, after my graduation from a three-year vocational course in high school, I returned to high school in order to earn additional academic credits so that I could enter a local university. I had spent one year doing this and understood that another year's work was needed in order to qualify for university admission. However, at the close of summer vacation I learned that the high school had discontinued this program. Consequently, it seemed that all possibility of my getting the necessary credits without years of extra work had vanished.

This disappointment was so devastating to me that my mother recommended I see a Christian Science practitioner. I knew very little about Science, but I did have a simple faith that God could do wonderful things. The visit was very uplifting. The practitioner talked of God's great love for all His children and recommended I study and memorize a passage from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy (p.1): "Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds."

I memorized that statement and thought about it often. Every effort was made to stop outlining any special plan and to trust God's guidance completely. I got a job and kept occupied. Six weeks later a former high-school teacher wrote me that on her own initiative she had taken all my records to the university and was informed that I had enough credits to enroll if I applied immediately. I did, and after I'd completed the courses at the university I taught domestic arts in the public schools.

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