In the early 1990s I was healed quickly and decisively in Christian Science of a physical condition that had come to seem completely hopeless to me. I had grown up as a Christian Scientist, and had seen many healings in my family of seven. So I knew the effectiveness of Christian Science prayer. I was also an earnest church member. But frankly, this healing surprised me and gave me a lot to think about. As many times as I’d repeated the Lord’s Prayer, this experience of God’s power “in earth as it is in heaven” caught my attention in a new way. I began to rethink everything in my life. It felt really important to find out more about the Science of healing – how and why this healing had happened.
It turned out to be a much larger and ongoing answer than I’d expected, with stronger demands - the demands of the First Commandment and of the discipleship that Jesus tells us about in the Sermon on the Mount. It has been learning about Love.
Along the way there have been more healings for me and my family that feel like anchors. There has been the blessing of branch church work, work for The Mother Church, writing for the periodicals, and, of course, the practice. A growing gratitude for church and the much-needed light and healing it brings to mankind, led me to apply for Normal class and become a teacher in 2018.