While I was growing up, my parents enrolled me as a pupil...

While I was growing up, my parents enrolled me as a pupil in a Christian Science Sunday School where I learned that God loved me and that I could always turn to Him. This foundation of trust in God has been very helpful. During my childhood my parents were always there to love and care for me. And when I married, my husband provided so much love that I took a great deal for granted. I leaned heavily on human care and love.

There was plenty to keep me busy as our children came along. And although I attended a branch church and enrolled the children in the Sunday School, too often, when the service was over, I left my Father-Mother God at the church door, so to speak. I was accepting God's love without really returning it with obedience and gratitude.

Then a greater role in branch church activities spiritually awakened me. I became acquainted with some church members who were especially committed to living this Science, and their integrity impressed me. I wanted to learn to live that way. More regular prayer and study opened my eyes to what needed to be done. Gradually hypocrisy yielded to gratitude for God's guidance and to obedience to that guidance.

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Testimony of Healing
I learned of Christian Science as an adult
October 7, 1991

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