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Lean a little harder
When I was in high school, I was very much in need of a summer job. At the time the best place to find one was at a summer resort. About a month before the season began, I made a special trip to a seaside vacation area to find out what work was available. I also visited a friend who lived there and told her of my need. I returned home filled with confidence, feeling quite certain that a summer job would take shape, although I had received no assurance from anyone whom I had interviewed.
A few days before school ended I received a letter from my friend, telling me that if I came at once there might be a position available near her home. Might be! Dauntless, I packed my bag with the clothing I needed, and I mentally stashed it with confidence, expectation, and joy. Off I went. I also took my precious books, the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy.
To get to this seaside resort I had to take a train. When I was settled comfortably for the long ride ahead, I took out my textbook to read it. I pondered for a few moments, wondering where I should start to read. I was not a very experienced Christian Scientist, and I had often turned to my mother for guidance, but this was a new ball game. I had to lean on God, and my faith in Him was unshakable. I loved Him and trusted Him implicitly.
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A family conversation: How did we become Christian Scientists?
Dealing with problems on the first bounce
DAVID L. DEGLER
MARY ELIZABETH LEEVER
What to do when you face an impasse
GEORGIANA LIEDER LAHR
Green pastures—the spiritual consciousness of good
SUSAN HUNT DEAL
The logic of spirituality
DAVID G. MUTCH
Lean a little harder
HELEN G. HASLER
EVELYN LEE EATON
To do more than we do
ALLISON W. PHINNEY, JR.
The Christian's tribulation—an occasion for rejoicing?
WILLIAM E. MOODY
Holding God's hand
Margaret H. Sullivan
Psalms 21:13 we read, "Be thou exalted,...
MILDRED HAZEL SMITH
All my earlier years I was searching for answers to questions...
CHARLENE C. DUFFY with contributions from THOMAS H. DUFFY
I have had Christian Science to help me all my life
CONSTANCE McRAE with contributions from MARY JAYNE MARSHALL