Attending Christian Science Sunday School as a child, I loved what I learned there of God—He’s everywhere, always Love, and All. But going out into the “cold, cruel world,” I couldn’t reconcile what I was seeing with a God who is Love. Putting my Bible and Science and Health on the shelf, I forged ahead, just trying to live a moral, meaningful life. I married, had children, was happy, but missing was a depth to life. Science and Health beckoned to me. Opening it, I saw my grandmother’s note inside: “Judith Ann—Read this. You owe it to yourself.” I did, for the first time. When I came to “The calm, strong currents of true spirituality. . . must deepen human experience. . . ” (p. 99) I knew why I was reading the book. This began my serious study and spiritual growth.
Soon, major physical challenges, including our son’s crippling disease (incurable medically) tested my growing understanding. But I stuck like Super-glue to God’s precious promises in the Bible, and with the help of a Christian Science practitioner, our son was soon healed. Primary class instruction followed naturally, and a commitment to the healing practice. Almost immediately, calls for help came. Ten years and four corporate moves later, I was settled in one spot and became Journal-listed.
Applying for Normal class was normal—a willingness to serve the Cause however God needed me. I was accepted in 1997, have been teaching ever since, and loving the significance of each individual’s journey Spiritward.