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Writing in the “Key of Love”

From the June 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

There was a time when I was writing quite a bit for the Christian Science periodicals. I found it so humbling, and I loved sharing how I prayed and how I found inspiration through the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings. But I stopped writing when my mother passed away. I was just so deeply saddened and couldn’t shake that heavy sense of grief and loss. 

Then one day about a year ago, I gave a testimony at a Wednesday evening testimony meeting at my Christian Science church. It came to me afterward: “Write that one down, submit it to the periodicals, and share it with the world.” 

But when I sat down and tried to write over the next few days, the words wouldn’t come. My fingers just wouldn’t type. As I was praying about this, I opened up a book by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, entitled The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany. My eyes fell on the words, “I have only to dip my pen in my heart. . .” (p. 125). At that moment, I was so moved. And then the most beautiful angel thought came: “Well, I’m not writing with a pen, but I’m typing on keys, and I will type in the ‘Key of Love.’ ” It was the “still, small voice” comforting my thought. 

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