Looking back over the steps in my Christian development and career, I see there has been great order and progress, stemming from my love of God and desire to help others.
After finishing school, I found myself asking what it was I wanted to do. The answer that came so clearly to me was to help people. This led me to a medically-based healthcare career. I loved working with patients and striving to do the best job I could in that field.
In my late-twenties, I found Christian Science and this opened my understanding to a new view of healthcare. I was a sincere Christian who had been searching for a deeper understanding of God, which had led me to numerous denominations. Early on in my study of Christian Science, I was satisfied it could answer all my questions about God and healing. And it has proved to be so, many years on.
Not long after beginning my study of Christian Science, a new career unexpectedly opened up for me. Although I had none of the usual academic requirements, I began teaching in the field that I had practiced. This took me out of the clinical setting and provided new opportunities to help people, this time predominantly students. This work challenged me to see that true intelligence lies with God alone--not subject to anyone’s level of education or personal sense of ability. I had been a poor student academically and yet I went on to obtain a doctorate even though I was very busy with a large family and working full-time.
My early desire to help others never left and this motive led me to transition to full-time practice as a Christian Science practitioner. Now, as a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, I see how each step in my career has prepared me and taught me about God’s loving care for all of us. This is what I want to share as a Christian Science lecturer.