Facing a deadline? Pray, don't panic.

There I was: sitting in the library, staring down a 20-page research paper assignment due the next day for my sociology class. It was 7:00 p.m. The library would close at midnight. And after weeks of work, I had gathered enough material for three pages, at most. I was panicked.

Let’s back up a little bit. This experience took place during my sophomore year in college. I had a busy academic schedule, but was learning a great deal about my oneness with God and how He guides me at all times and in every way. I’d spent a lot of time the year before reading Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, and it really opened up for me a new way to look at life and myself. One passage I particularly liked said, “The divine Mind maintains all identities, from a blade of grass to a star, as distinct and eternal” (p. 70). 

I was learning to recognize myself as unique and able to demonstrate intelligence because I was the expression of God, Mind. This had helped me in all aspects of my college experience. 

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