Inside her home
A well-ordered home
Students were taught the importance of bringing all their daily household activities under the wisdom of God and stopping their reliance on so-called human know-how and wisdom. Loyal students who recognized what was working within Mrs. Eddy accepted the rebukes for wrongdoing. Many were dumbfounded and slow to understand why a job well done humanly is worse than any attempt to demonstrate the allness of God. Many of the early students who lived in her home returned to the field and spread rumors and gossip about their experiences. Years later, Mr. Gilbert Carpenter Sr., a loyal and humble student, wrote of his experiences within her home in a book that brought to light the truth and wisdom about Mrs. Eddy called "Her Spiritual Footsteps."
"One could not be long in the presence of that great woman without realizing the remarkable efficiency with which she managed her affairs. Her daily program, three hundred and sixty-five days in the year, with which nothing was permitted to interfere, I well remember. Because of the regularity of her life and the orderly manner in which she conducted her activities, she was able to accomplish what the ordinary worker would consider impossible. Mrs. Eddy was a "minute woman." She said that Christian Scientist, having Principle as their measuring rod, should be the most methodical people in the world in the ordering of their personal lives, their homes, and their daily affairs." Twelve Years With Mary Baker Eddy. Tomlinson.
The most important lesson Mrs. Eddy sought to teach her students was to differentiate between human good and divine good...No student of the present who desires to demonstrate his own Pleasant View, as Mrs. Eddy did hers, can do so until he has grown to make the separation between what animal magnetism offers as a substitute for divine harmony, and divine harmony itself. Gilbert Carpenter, Introductory Critique, Recollections of Mary Baker Eddy, James Gillman.