Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy tells us (p. 253): "If you believe...

Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy tells us (p. 253): "If you believe in and practise wrong knowingly, you can at once change your course and do right." Many times this statement has given me the courage to face, or to continue meeting, a challenge and completely overcome it through Christian Science. The Christian Science periodicals have also been a wonderful support and inspiration.

At an early age I attended a Christian Science Sunday School and learned to rely on God, I memorized many passages from the Bible and Science and Health, and I always prayed before going to sleep. When I was about seven years old I had stomach cramps every night and would often get out of bed and go to my mother to tell her of my discomfort. One night my father, who was a student of Christian Science, encouraged me to turn to God in prayer. I did this, and although I do not recall exactly what my prayer was, I experienced my first instantaneous healing. A feeling of being new from head to toe came over me, and I never suffered from this trouble again.

When I was a young working woman out of college I was searching for the right companion. Then, after much prayer, I decided to look for new employment. No sooner had I made this decision than a friend called saying she knew someone who needed a person with my skills right away. At first I was reluctant to pursue the position because the arrangements did not coincide with my planned timetable. But I prayed for God's guidance and realized that self-will and human planning needed to be put aside. I gratefully accepted the position. In the first week at my new job I met my future husband.

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July 6, 1987

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