Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. (Ps. 25:4.)

Christian Science came to me when I was in my late teens,...

Christian Science came to me when I was in my late teens, faced with making some decisions concerning my future. I was caught up in hopes for a career in the theater, even though I had had very little experience in the performing arts outside high-school plays. All the same, I had great hopes. I had friends who had achieved a certain amount of success in theater, so I reasoned, "Why can't I?"

Still, there seemed to be very little opportunity to leave the small town where I was then living. Also, at that time I was not financially equipped to pay for the formal training I felt I would need for such a career. Then one day Christian Science came to us in the form of Christian Science literature sent by a relative. On receiving this, my mother brought a copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy out of hiding. It was one she had purchased many years before. I began to read the book, and soon I felt new worlds were being opened to me.

Not too long after this, a dance teacher from another town opened a dance school in our community. I was overjoyed at this and in a short time was taking her classes. This teacher took note of my serious interest in dance; it wasn't long before she made me one of her assistants. I progressed rapidly in this work and later established classes of my own in my town and a neighboring community. Eventually I was able to go to a distant city where I took classes from a wonderful dance teacher, a former student of Anna Pavlova's. From that time on, my career continued to expand and develop through my study of Christian Science. The harmony I discovered brightened and blessed my dancing. To me, it was all proof of "what triumphs Love hath won" (see Christian Science Hymnal, No. 65).

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Testimony of Healing
The Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by...
October 15, 1984

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