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From the January 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Helping others. That theme runs throughout the life and work of Christian Science practitioner and teacher . Even as a teenager, Abby, as she's called, felt the pull to contribute—to make a positive difference in the world. Not surprisingly, after college she became a teacher, specializing in English literature. Her career in education began in Cape Town, South Africa, where she also taught religion and history. She later earned a master's degree in education at Southern Illinois University in the US. Over the years, her teaching stints took her to several other countries before she landed in a suburb of Melbourne, Tecoma, Australia, where she now lives.

Yet, that theme of helping others had only deepened over time, and in 2003 Abby left her teaching career to begin advertising her public practice of Christian Science healing in the Journal. Three years later, she became a teacher of Christian Science. And while Abby still loves literature—and especially poetry—her life today centers on healing and bringing the message of Christian Science to the world.

When Abby and I began our e-mail conversation from across the globe, I asked her to tell me about one of her most memorable experiences with Christian Science.

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