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When my son went away to college, I really had to overcome...
When my son went away to college, I really had to overcome a feeling of being left all alone because it had been just the two of us at home. As my son was growing up, people had said that a women could not raise a male child by herself. But I proved that to be wrong by relying on God to care for us both. I learned that all things are possible with God. Now I had to prove that God will never leave us alone.
I tried to understand what Christ Jesus meant when he said, "And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him." I tried to "do always those things that please" God. I got busy in my branch church and in helping other people to understand how good God is. I knew that I did not have time to dwell on the past and to wish that my son was still a little boy at home with me. I had to get on with expressing God, who is man's Life. As Mrs. Eddy says in the Preface of Science and Health: "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings." My loneliness was healed.
I had a job in a large office where there always seemed to be a challenge of some type to overcome. So I decided that I would do what would please God while at work, too. I decided to get rid of the three big C's in my thinking about each employee, including the supervisor; I would not complain, criticize, or condemn. I worked hard to see everyone as Christ Jesus did—to see myself and all as God's children, perfect in His likeness. Sometimes it was hard to see certain people as God's children; but as I worked to love more, the effort became joyous. And the job became much more harmonious.
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"A more inspired view of the children—and of the adults"
with contributions from Donald Ingwerson
"For goodness' sake"
Guy Malcolm Hooper
Pray about homework?
William A. Gough
Learning more about God can help you
DeAnn P. Wolf
What children have to give
Getting ready for school
Several years ago I became aware of a small lump on the...
Lorna D. Gerbing with contributions from Edward C. Gerbing