Why write?

For years, when I told people about healings I’d had, they would respond, “Oh, that is a great demonstration! You should submit it to the periodicals!” But I never felt capable of properly placing my thoughts onto a piece of paper and submitting it for publication. I’d gotten poor grades on composition papers in high school and college, and several teachers had expressed the sentiment that I wasn’t much of a writer.

Yet through my young adult life I grew to love God and Christian Science more and more, and saw a natural communication coming into my experience. I stopped trying to impress with words and just let my heart pour out the blessings that I had received because of God’s love for me—expressing instead of impressing. This gratitude became a focal point of writing, as I simply let God communicate to His own creation rather than looking to my own will or human ingenuity to create proper prose.

As a young girl, I had warts on my hands, which would not go away no matter how much I prayed about them. I realized that I was dwelling on the problem, and decided instead to take a step back and simply recognize God’s love for His creation. I understood that this great love meant that I would get to testify of a healing in the future—and that was exciting to me!

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Meekness and the "elephant walk"
May 28, 2012

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