Actress Ginger Rogers (1911-1995) once said, "The most important thing in anyone's life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is joy. This is my gift." Her close friend Roberta Olden believed Rogers' faith was important to her. "It taught her the truth with a capital T," said Olden. "As long as you know the truth about yourself and about God, you can do just about anything, because you reflect what He gives you. She knew it was God's gift of goodness that shown through her performances."
Whether working in California or vacationing at her ranch near Medford, Oregon, Rogers regularly worshipped at the nearest Christian Science church. Olden remembered, "In her own life, Ginger relied heavily upon her faith and it saw her through a lot of hard times." She turned down many roles in films that didn't reflect the biblical values she wanted to portray on screen. She wanted to show goodness at work. "It was gratifying for her to know that what she was doing was pleasing to audiences," Olden said. By the time she passed away, she was at peace.