Business bounces back

Many years ago, I was faced with a failing business. I had been given a hardship discharge from the army to help my mother, who was hurt in a fall and had to shutter the business for weeks. When I returned home from Germany, I did what I could to run the store, but I had almost no background in running a business. We had no customers and no funds. We paid our landlady with furniture. 

After my mother had returned to the store, I spent several hours a day at the Christian Science Reading Room, reading Sentinel articles and testimonies written during the Great Depression of the 1930s and early 1940s. I kept this up for several months but didn’t see any change in the business. Then one day at the store, at my darkest moment, I asked the question, “Is there really a God?”

From the Editors
Watch and pray? Or sleep on?
October 21, 2013

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