I grew up talking to God – not always listening as much as I could have, but definitely talking to God. Having an alcoholic father drove me to search for some stability and peace in my life, so I talked to God. I was angry about what I thought God had done to me, and I was afraid of what He was going to do next. Neither fear nor anger can help us to know or love God I discovered.
As a teen contemplating suicide because of the hopelessness and worthlessness I felt, I was introduced to Christian Science as explained in the textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. In that book, I found an inspired explanation of the nature of God as all good, as Love itself, and of what that meant for each of us as God’s image and likeness. It’s not too much to say that it saved my life.
The author insisted that the laws of God that she had discovered were part of a divine Science which could be practiced in our day to day lives and experienced as practical Christian healing of emotional, physical, relationship and economical challenges. Throwing off the limitations of a child of an alcoholic wasn’t a walk in the park. It took dedicated spiritual prayer, study and action, but the changes came. It also wasn’t something I did alone. I discovered that the Bible promise is true and practical: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” (Phil 4:13).
Since 1988, I have been in full time healing ministry of Christian Science. I served on the Board of Lectureship from 1997 – 2010 and have been a Christian Science Teacher since 2000. It is my greatest pleasure to share with others the truths that I’ve discovered in this thoroughly Bible-based system of healing. It’s a ministry of gratitude for all the blessings that have come my way through this wonderful Science of the Christ.