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I had a trying yet joyous experience that brought me closer...
I had a trying yet joyous experience that brought me closer to God—the birth of our daughter.
Before I became a Christian Scientist I had two Caesarean sections. The second time, twins were born prematurely and survived only a few hours. When I became pregnant a third time, it seemed every rule was against my having the child naturally. Yet the Bible says, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart" (Proverbs). I had become a serious student of Christian Science and was confident that through prayer the childbirth could take place naturally. I trusted God wholly and spent much time in prayer and study.
I had many challenges, including finding someone to deliver the baby. I knew that God is our true deliverer and that my desire for a natural home birth would be supplied. I lived in a country where home births were uncommon and it was hard to find a doctor or midwife who would make a home delivery. But I kept turning to God in prayer and knew the answer would come.
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"How shall this be...?"
The gift of belonging
Christian Science healing: divinely natural
Lucinda Baker Greiner
"I was impatient to be somewhere else"
Judith H. Hedrick
Is there a way to understand the Bible?
Robert G. Lawrence
Peace: a priceless gift
Finding the Christmas that changes the world
Some years ago I suffered from bunions on my feet
Ryan Lynn Brooks
Not long ago I went to lunch at a fellow Christian Scientist's...
Leslie Lawton Talmon with contributions from Toni Turpen
A healing I had many years ago contributed greatly to my...
Marjorie B. Grigg