I spent much of my life in fundamentalist churches but never...

I spent much of my life in fundamentalist churches but never felt nurtured and loved there. My parents were active church members, and even though I was familiar with Bible stories and certainly read my Bible, I felt "forced" to go to church. None of the answers to my questions satisfied me; I felt I must take things at face value, but I never knew what that meant. One of my repeated questions (which Christian Science answers through the understanding of spiritual creation) was "Did Adam ever wake from his deep sleep?"

In December of 1990, I was serving on the board of directors of my previous church. Suddenly one day, something inside me went cold and dead. I felt burned out, and I simply left the church, knowing I could never go back. I prayed deeply for God to lead me, because I had no desire to shop around for a church home.

October 5, 1992
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