My purpose—custom-crafted just for me

Was it too late in the game? Shortly before graduating from college with an English degree, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. But without the proper education courses, I would have to take the complicated steps of getting a provisional state teaching license and then completing graduate courses and teaching requirements.

I found myself envying people who'd already mapped out their careers and were their way. Why can't I just feel settled like them? I thought to myself.

When I was growing up, my family had moved around a lot because of my mom's military career. Although I had a happy home life and did well in school, I always longed to feel settled—both in a physical place and in my relationship to a higher power. When my mom found Christian Science during my first year of high school, she told me about healings through prayer that she'd seen a friend have. We also had some discussions about Christian Science, and, before long, began to study and practice the ideas from Science and Health. My study validated feelings I'd always held about having a unique purpose.

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One of God's rules
April 2, 2007

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