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THE EXAMPLE I LEAN ON
I had a healing when I was younger that happened just as I was really beginning to practice and understand Christian Science on my own. The healing is as important to me now as it was then.
When I was ten, I discovered a wart on one of my hands. As a kid who just wanted to have fun, I ignored it, assuming and hoping that it would vanish on its own. Months went by, though, and the wart was still there. My friends started noticing when more warts began appearing on my other fingers. I became so embarrassed that I finally gave up my ten-year-old pride and went to my mom. I sat on her bed and told her the bumps on my hands weren't going away, and together we decided to call a Christian Science practitioner. (My mom had actually noticed the issue earlier, and had been praying for me, and while she'd suggested before that I work with a practitioner, this was the first time I was really open to praying about it through Christian Science.)
I don't remember exactly what the practitioner said to me, but I do remember something my mom said that really helped. Always one to encourage writing, she gave me the task of putting "wart" into an acrostic poem that reversed the ugly picture and that instead reflected what was spiritually true about me. The results were: W: worthy; A: angel idea; R: reflection of God, pure and whole; T: true idea of God.
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Kristin Kayser is a junior in high school.
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NEW MEANING TO THE RELATIONSHIP
KIM SHIPPEY, SENIOR EDITOR
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Adam Parker, Adelle M. Banks
UNIVERSAL POWER OF LEADERSHIP
AN ENTIRELY SPIRITUAL CREATION
The truth makes you free
BY JOHN WHITE, JR.
Always employed by God
KNOW the IMAGE
BY ANNETTE KREUTZIGER-HERR
A way out of addiction to pornography and cybersex
with contributions from Ginny Luedeman, Mark Swinney
A 'union of hearts'—where harmony in marriage blooms
BY KEVIN GRAUNKE
To see each other with fresh eyes
BY MICHELE NEWPORT
Beyond fairy tale romance
BY ROSALINDA JOHNSON
THE EXAMPLE I LEAN ON
BY KRISTIN KAYSER
PRAYER AS A FORCE FOR GOOD
DOORS THAT OPENED IN PRISON
SKIN CONDITION HEALED
PAIN AND GRIEF GONE
OUR KITTEN FULLY RECOVERED
MANY PROOFS OF GOD'S CARE