Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Peace 'Here' and 'There' ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Peace 'Here' and 'There' ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

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My heart goes out to the men and women who have loved ones in the military who are being sent overseas. Such a change is never easy, and it's even harder when it means doing without someone who's an essential part of your family's support system.When my husband was an Army chaplain, I developed a lot of doubts and fears as one of our first separations loomed. He was going on a two-month mission, and I would be left at home with two young children. I felt overwhelmed. I doubted my ability to live the military lifestyle. I felt completely at the mercy of the Army's decisions as to where and how we lived. I had no close-by family. And I was beginning to suffer from panic attacks.In tears and feeling very alone, I called a Christian Science practitioner to pray with me about these feelings. He said something to me that I love remembering: "You may think that your husband comes and goes, but your Husband is the Lord." This didn't mean my husband wasn't still very much on my mind, but a sweet peace came over me as I heard these words, and I felt deeply comforted.When I hung up the phone, I thought and thought about that idea - that God was my real Husband. When I researched the word husband in the Bible, I read, "Thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called" (Isa. 54:5).This step forward in my spiritual understanding didn't change the course of my husband's Army career, but it changed the way I thought about myself, my home, and my husband. I began to see a deeper meaning to being husband and wife. From studying the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, I was learning that God is the source of all good and that He is everywhere. That meant the beautiful, loving, and supportive qualities that my husband expressed were not being packed up in his duffel bag. Even when he was away from home, those qualities would remain in my life because they were from God. The children and I would still be in the arms of Love, and we would have all we needed. …

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