Lessons in daily life inspired Lois Carlson’s contribution in the February Journal.
I was born into a modest family in a village in Togo, West Africa. Nothing in my life, in my village, had predestined me to a happy future, free from the worries about having the basic needs to survive.
The prevalence of violence in society is a strong call for prayer—and our prayers can be a significant help.
In February 2004, I participated in a trip planned by the school I was attending at that time. We went to Pointe Indienne for the day, an area that borders the Atlantic Ocean, not far from the city of Pointe-Noire, the economic center of our country.
One time, my dad, my brother, and I wanted to fly to America to go to a Christian Science summer camp. On the day we were to fly from Frankfurt to the USA I did not feel quite well.
Six years ago a sticky substance formed on one of my eyes, which made it very hard for me to see. I asked a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful help.
In 2000, I was moving to another city, and with all the problems to solve relating to the move and two young daughters requiring my attention, I felt very stressed and started showing symptoms of a heart disorder. The episodes were constant, but I didn’t think much about the condition until one day while shopping I felt chest pain and experienced an increased heart rate; my vision became blurred and I almost fainted.
Science and Health came into my life as a beacon of light, bringing me a sense of harmony and peace. I have learned from this book the love, wisdom, and power that God manifests in our lives when we’re facing health problems.
The lives of great men and women always inspire us. Individuals who break barriers or overcome adversity raise our sights and encourage us to be our own best selves.
A humorous cartoon inspires a helpful lesson in healing.