Fifteen years ago, I was traveling around the country with...

Fifteen years ago, I was traveling around the country with a friend in pursuit of "the truth." I had had deep and unanswered questions about life and love, and I had run away from home to find my answers because I felt misunderstood and persecuted at home for asking questions that seemed to require spiritual answers.

All during my youth, I had investigated various forms of so-called personal awareness. For example, I attended metaphysical and philosophy readings, artistic interpretation discussions, personal awareness lectures, and musical expression classes. But I also got caught up in pursuits such as drugs, social drinking, cigarette and marijuana smoking. (I was smoking up to one and a half packs of cigarettes a day by age eighteen.)

The resistance I faced at home had formed me into quite a concentrated character. I was strong and sharp in my manner, and I was also easily hurt; but I was humble enough to admit (even openly) that I wanted and needed to change. It seemed pretty clear to me that I would have to leave my home environment if I were going to be free enough to find any answers. And as I traveled around the country, more and more I began to feel that I should be visiting churches and studying the Bible.

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Testimony of Healing
Every member of our family has been helped by Christian Science
February 3, 1992

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