Monday, March 12, 2007

Mary Baker Eddy (Mrs. George W. Glover)

"Reason is the most active human faculty."
--Mary Baker Eddy

Good Mourning Widows. Joy to you and me.

Today we honor and welcome famous widow and US evangelist, Mary Baker Eddy, wife of famous slave owner George W. Glover to our joy-ous club.

Mary Baker Eddy married George W. Glover in 1843. Less than 1 year after their marriage, George died from yellow fever. After George's death, Mary freed all his slaves. She also gave birth to their son.
Mary Baker Eddy is credited for founding the first Church of Christ, Science.
Mourning Joy:
Q: What fish is the brightest?
A: Sunfish.
Mourning Quote:
"Before you run, check to see if the bulldog has teeth."
--Les Brown
After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen.
Write something.
Go ahead.
I dare you.
Have a joy-filled day Widows.
And remember, we're not alone.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for touching on the life of Mary Baker Eddy today.

    Just for the record, she was only widowed by the loss of George Glover - who was her first husband.

    It was a devastating blow, of course, but one of the many which led her to the prayer-based healing of Christian Science. And perhaps it was one of the reasons she could write, in her book on that healing, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Human affection is not poured forth vainly, even though it meet no return. Love enriches the nature, enlarging, purifying, and elevating it. The wintry blasts of earth may uproot the flowers of affection, and scatter them to the winds; but this severance of fleshly ties serves to unite thought more closely to God, for Love supports the struggling heart until it ceases to sigh over the world and begins to unfold its wings for heaven."

    All the best.

    Tony L.


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