My calling to the public practice of Christian Science came in the summer of 1973. As I sat quietly praying about my life's purpose one night, looking out over a placid Maine lake, the moon was laying a gentle path of light directly to me. I found myself asking, "what do you love?" Immediately the response came welling up, deep from within, "I love God, Christian Science, mankind, and music." My pathway was suddenly clear before me. I went back to college, changed my major to music, began serving actively in church, and responding to every opportunity to practice Christian Science that came my way. I took Primary class instruction in 1976, and Normal class in 2012.
I never cease to be amazed how that one question, "what do you love?" has continued to guide me, but I guess it's not surprising in light of Mary Baker Eddy's statement "Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching." (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, 454:17) Love for God and man has guided me through 25 years of gracious growth in the public practice of Christian Science, has inspired me to write for the Christian Science periodicals, has blossomed into a vital expression of branch church work, and given me the pleasure of contributing to the initiative for healing and comforting music within the Christian Science movement. Finally, it has led me to reconnect with Maine, where I live part of each year.