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At the end of my freshmen year in college, I really began to see the need to have Christian Science Primary class instruction. Since I already had a practice of sorts (praying for the dog, cat, sheep, cattle, and horses on the family ranch, and occasionally for friends in high school and college), I knew it would be good to have the metaphysical “workbench” and “toolbox” that Christian Science Primary class instruction would provide. 

My family made it clear they felt I was too young to apply, but I made a conscious decision to make the best of the situation and use my time to practice Christian Science to the best of my ability. I yearned to feel closer to God. The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, says in the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Neither philosophy nor skepticism can hinder the march of the Science which reveals the supremacy of Mind” (p. 209). 

I was married just before my senior year in college. In early fall of that year, I talked with a Christian Science practitioner about how I might go about applying for class. The practitioner asked me if I knew any Christian Science teachers, liked the lectures of a particular member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, or enjoyed the articles by someone who wrote for the The Christian Science Journal or Sentinel. She also suggested I might pray with the desire to be led to the right teacher, and then quietly and humbly listen to God for direction. 

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Lifeguarding prayers
June 2, 2014

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