It was August in New York City and very hot. I had finished college and wanted to move to Los Angeles to work and be closer to my parents. I had just found a great apartment in LA, and I could fly to California at a big discount if I left within the week.
However, I was only halfway through a two-year lease on my New York apartment, and my landlord would not agree to break the lease unless I found another tenant. This was troubling—how could I find a tenant so quickly, especially since my apartment didn’t have air conditioning and it was the height of summer? I also had to somehow find a new home for all my furniture, which I wasn’t going to take with me, and pack and ship my other things to LA.
I felt overwhelmed and desperate, and I prayed to know that God is always in control of His universe and that He unfolds nothing but good. I sat in a window seat reading the Bible, Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, and a pile of Christian Science Sentinels and pamphlets on Christian Science. I knew this prayerful approach would shift my thought in a more spiritual direction.