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My desire to be in the public practice of Christian Science really began when I was in my late 20s, after a brief second marriage. My sister and I had been introduced to Christian Science as teenagers, and had attended Sunday School together for several years. We had both drifted away from the religion for a time, but she had returned to the study of Christian Science. As I was dealing with the effects of my divorce, she encouraged me to make an appointment with a Christian Science practitioner. The practitioner prayed regularly with me as I dug deeper into the Bible and Science and Health.

This spiritual study, through several years, was a life-changing experience. I learned more of my true identity as God’s loved child, and I saw that my completeness and wholeness had always been intact—I didn’t have to look for it somewhere else. When I wasn’t at work, I spent a lot of time in the Christian Science Reading Room. As I studied the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s works, I began to understand that as God’s child I already included all good qualities. I also read pamphlets and articles on companionship. I learned from this study that I’d never been separate from God for a moment. There wasn’t any question in my mind that Christian Science was helping me progress, and I knew I wanted to commit my life to learning more about it.

During this time I had a wonderful teaching career and was raising two children. They were attending a Christian Science Sunday School and had some significant healings. Our lives became richer as I prayed constantly for God’s direction, and after a few years I had the privilege to learn more about scientific healing through Christian Science class instruction. At that time I didn’t really know any teachers of Christian Science, and as a working single mother I wasn’t sure if my financial situation would allow me to take class.

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Testimony of Healing
Foot injury healed
May 2, 2011

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