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GROWING UP in the 90s
Verdict: not guilty
Schoolwork and a job are enough to handle. Then you get accused of stealing. What do you do now?
Maria really liked working at the music store. It was always full of people, and she loved music—especially rap and blues. The other sales people were mostly students as she was, working their way through school with the help of part-time jobs.
One morning when she arrived at the store, Maria could tell something was wrong. Then the manager called her into his office along with two others in her section. He was angry and told them that a considerable amount of money had disappeared from their cash register and that obviously one of them must be responsible. All three told him they were innocent, but it didn't do any good. The manager said that they would probably be fired for stealing.
Maria had been going to the Christian Science Sunday School for many years, and she knew that the best thing to do would be to turn to God for help. She called her mother, who suggested they ask a Christian Science practitioner for some support through prayer. Practitioners are people who give their full time to helping others find spiritual solutions for any kind of trouble. The practitioner shared with them a verse from the book of Matthew in the Bible, where Christ Jesus said, "Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known."
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God's will is wholly good
Nancy E. Grefé
Verdict: not guilty
Frances L. West
To begin with
Lucy Chambers Karwell
Are you getting in the way of your healing?
The failure of egotism, the success of Christ
Ralph W. Emerson
with contributions from The Christian Science Board of Directors
Children: the world's most valuable resource
Love that moves mountains, Love that heals
Does God go on vacations?
Joyce H. Bissell
"Let the redeemed of the Lord say so" (Psalms)
In the early 1980s, after a series of difficult challenges—...
Jennifer L. De Vol
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Jill V. Pacheco