About writing for the periodicals
Recently we asked one of our contributors what she felt might encourage people to write for the periodicals. She thought for a moment and then said just two words—"need" and "prayer." If church members realized the far-reaching healing effect of the articles, she said, they might be more alert to supporting the work with their own manuscripts. From her own public practice of Christian Science she is aware of how much the magazines mean to people, and that's one reason she writes.
Then she said perhaps the Editors might take a little different approach. Instead of asking people to write, we might ask that each member pray about the mission of our magazines, and listen for God's direction, and let any writing come as the result of that prayer.