In Junior High School my girlfriend asked my religion. I finally “confessed” to being a Christian Scientist. She joined me in this study. After college we married. Margie became my best supporter in a lifelong commitment to Christian Science.
Law school followed. After graduating, we packed into the wilderness for a month, pondering the next steps. Peace Corps plans shifted to employment at The Mother Church. Working with Christian Science college organizations nurtured a love for healing. Next came Journal- listing and work as Committee on Publication for Idaho. Our mountain living at this time was primitive. No electricity—and running water only during warm weather!
As my Christian Science teaching began, we moved to Boston for writing and editing the periodicals. Excellent training in metaphysics. It was a little like heaven! Then I became Manager of the Committees on Publication—not exactly heaven facing opposition to Christian Science! But this led to travels around the globe, appreciating different cultures, new adventures.
Moving back to Idaho’s mountains, we enjoyed the wildlife: river otters and owls, chasing away bears, dealing with cougars, elk, and the occasional rattler. Distance from the city didn’t preclude church. There were times of lecturing, teaching the Normal class, branch readership, and serving as a Publishing Society Trustee.
Now it’s a familiar pattern, from Idaho mountains to urban Boston. Being a Mother Church Director demanded growth and humility, yet provided expanded spiritual views. But teaching and healing still form the core of my life.