While I was growing up in a Christian Science home, the subject was rarely discussed. Yet my parents lived it. So my beginning education in Christian Science literally came from their example and from 16 years attending Sunday School. I really fell in love with this Science while attending the University of Wisconsin. There I joined the Christian Science Organization and local branch church.
Being around deeply spiritual thinkers and witnessing healing kindled in my heart the desire to become a Christian Science practitioner. One morning I was studying the Bible passage, “Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; lift up a standard for the people” (Isa. 62:10). I felt the touch of Christ leading me to take Primary class instruction to learn more about healing. So I did.
After college, while working as a music teacher, I had an insistent yearning to heal, and sometimes people asked me to pray for them. They were healed. Shortly thereafter, I committed to the full-time practice and became Journal-listed in 1983. By this time, I had married and started a family.
While my two girls were in elementary school, I became a single parent. After they were grown, I realized my heart’s deepest desire by becoming a teacher of Christian Science in 2006.
Today, I also serve as Manager of Christian Science Practitioner Activities, helping others become practitioners--work still related to my first love, healing through the Science of the Christ.