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Next in our biweekly series on how people have nurtured their public practice of Christian Science.
ANYONE CAN BE A HEALER
AN EARLY CHOICE
AS A CHILD, I innately felt God's presence with me as a loving Being. I knew I wouldn't exist if He wasn't there. I also loved thinking, and asked my Christian Science Sunday School teachers lots of questions.
Once in my early teens, I came upon the Biblically inspired description of what day signifies, in the Glossary of Science and Health. It includes this sentence: "The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of spiritual understanding, and Mind [God] measures time according to the good that is unfolded" (p. 584). Thinking about this, I reasoned that whenever I was engaged in good activity—honest thoughts, kind motives, loving actions—I was living in God's day, and that my spiritual understanding therefore had to progress. On the other hand, if my thoughts, motives, or actions were not good, I wasn't accomplishing anything—it was a total waste of time. After realizing that, I made the effort (sometimes successfully, sometimes not) to do and be good.
with contributions from TAWNY MARIE CLEVELAND, JEANIE SATTERWHITE, CHARLEEN MAXWELL, CAROL RULLMAN, PHYLLIS SABINE, ANNA WILLIS
'What is God telling me?'
PATRICIA KADICK, STAFF EDITOR
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Carrie Whitaker, Grant Slater
WHAT'S IN a diagnosis?
BY NATHAN A. TALBOT
THE BEST TREATMENT requires the right kind of diagnosis
BY ROBIN HOAGLAND
'MY ONLY REASON for racing'
BY BUNI JEANNE LANE
SICKNESS FOR SALE: DON'T BUY IT!
LYNN GRAY JACKSON
PUPPIES OR PERFECTIONISM? NO CONTEST
BY DEBI GUNTER
SNOWBOARDING WITH GOD
BY MELISSA LANDE
SLOW DOWN AND PRAY
BY KIM SHIPPEY
AN EARLY CHOICE
ABBY K. HILLMAN
CHECKMATING FEAR AND EMOTIONALISM
ANGER DOES NOT DEFINE US
PRAYER AND A BOOK'S MESSAGE HEAL CHEST PAINS
MARGARET A. OTIENO