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Your real life story
God is the author; perfection, the plot.
I sat at the kitchen table, a twelve-year-old, writing a story. The plot progressed from exciting to frightening. Suddenly, the threat of evil that I was inventing became so real to me that I hastily abandoned the characters to their almost certain peril and ran to my parents in the living room for safety and reassurance.
Over the many years since, I have often remembered this episode with amusement. Recently, however, I realized how often I have in effect relived that scenario, turning away from a frightening but untrue story of my life to the comforting arms of my Father-Mother, God.
Mary Baker Eddy talks about who really writes one's life story. She says in her book Science and Health, "Those instructed in Christian Science have reached the glorious perception that God is the only author of man" (p. 29). She also explains, "Mortals are egotists. They believe themselves to be independent workers, personal authors, and even privileged originators of something which Deity would not or could not create. The creations of mortal mind are material." She goes on to say, "Immortal spiritual man alone represents the truth of creation" (p. 263).
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To Our Readers
Mary Metzner Trammell
with contributions from Richard M. Marcotte, Helen Ruhl Kininmouth, Louise Hepner
items of interest
with contributions from Duane Shank, Alexander S. Costello, Vera lawlor
An identity you can't lose
By Channing Walker
Are we there yet?
By Robert J. Rockabrand
Take those talents off the shelf
By James Christopher Shoaf
Making a difference in the new millennium
with contributions from The Editors, Kathryn Danak, Heather Gregory, Evan Steiner, Allison Tar, Alasdair Michael Nicolson
Olympics under the magnifying glass
By Beverly Goldsmith
Your real life story
By Helen Burnett Lapp
Sincerity leads to success
By Lynn Gray Jackson
Leg pain healed; disputes resolved
Deborah E. Stuart
Long-standing friction with family member healed
Charlotte L. Hume
Prayer heals blood poisoning
Full mobility restored following injuries
M. Anne Mepham
The day I sold my gun
By Elizabeth A. Derby
The changing world of work