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A CONVERSATION WITH DEE LEWIS

SINGING GOD'S SONG

From the May 2007 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Before a hiking trip to the Grand Canyon in the 1990s, Dee Lewis's daughter repeatedly asked, "Mom, are you breaking in your boots?" Dee admitted that yes, she was breaking them in—while sitting at her desk. She hadn't quite gotten to the great outdoors, because the great indoors was calling. Calls for healing.

THIS IMPULSE TO HEAL has come to Dee since she was a teenager, when she says she was "always grabbing for the books—Science and Health and the Bible—because I needed answers." During her freshman year at college, Dee relates that she stepped out of her room and bumped into someone who later became a lifelong friend. "I said, 'Hi, where are you going?' And she said 'To hell!' I pulled her into my room, pushed her into my butterfly chair, and said 'No, you're not!'"

Today Dee and her husband, Bob, make their home in Buena Vista, Colorado, with a postcard view of the Collegiate Peaks. She finds her life in the practice of Christian Science healing a joy—even a song. "Sometimes people think about their spiritual work in a heavy way," she says. "If we feel our communing with God is a burden, just remember Mary Baker Eddy called this work 'a song.' Imagine—singing your morning song with God each day!"

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