Our column on how people have nurtured their public practice of Christian Science healing.

To witness God's care

You could say that Christian Science nursing found me, because at the time I discovered it, I was not looking for it and knew virtually nothing about. I was in my 20s and had been working in the commercial art field. But I was praying to know and feel the freshness and substantiality of God’s direction for me. These simple words filled my prayer: “God, if You want me to do art, then You will need to make me feel it in the deepest part of my being.”  

After moving across the country and starting some freelance artwork, much to my surprise (and I must admit, chagrin), I started working in the kitchen of a Christian Science nursing facility to make ends meet. I was a bit thrown by the inner nudges toward pursuing Christian Science nursing. I was sure there had been some mistake—“Just a moment, God, weren’t we just talking about art?” But there was an unmistakable impulsion to follow these promptings even as I battled my resistance to them. 

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