Pet's history overcome

Several months ago I decided to move back to Eugene, Oregon, from Philadelphia. I’d been living in Philadelphia a few years, while my husband remained in Eugene, in order to accompany our young teenage daughter as she attended a top-notch ballet school in that city.

While I had been in Philadelphia, I had adopted a small Chihuahua from a pet rescue organization. This dog, Brownie, was very loyal, but unable to get along with other dogs. This was a problem because my husband and I had two other dogs in Eugene. 

Because Brownie had already passed through several different owners’ homes and had had a difficult upbringing, my husband and I decided to trust prayer and bring her to Oregon. One of the ideas I prayed with before my trip west with Brownie was that nothing had ever touched her but good. In Mary Baker Eddy’s book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, she says, “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need” (p. 494). That meant to me that I had to consent to the fact that God, divine Love, had always met Brownie’s needs, despite what her behavior with other dogs suggested. I prayed until I felt settled that divine Love had always been loving Brownie and would always continue to love her. Our two dogs whom Brownie would be meeting in Eugene were loving and friendly, and Brownie could only be blessed by those qualities.

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Testimony of Healing
'Pure joy' replaces pain
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