In 2009, a week before Christmas, I was at a friend’s house when we decided to make a sauce for a cake that his mom had made. I suggested we make a caramel sauce.
The years of my youth were difficult because my father was a heavy drinker. Family life was unpredictable, and there was mental and physical abuse in our home.
I am most grateful for continued demonstrations of the healing power of Christian Science. I am an amateur wood bowl turner, which involves taking a rough block of wood and through various processes fashioning it into a completely turned wooden bowl.
About a year ago, I experienced some dizziness. I sat down and began to affirm the spiritual truth about myself, that there is only one cause and effect—good, God, and His idea.
As a Christian Scientist, I think of myself as a student of “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” ( Hebrews 11:1 ). This is the Bible’s poetic way of describing faith, and I am aware of that kind of evidence every day through the demonstration of Christian Science.
Our three-year-old daughter was happily dancing with her babysitter in the other room, when all of a sudden, she began to cry and came to me for comfort. She told me that her hand hurt and she couldn’t move it.
At the conclusion of one of the services for which I had served as usher in our branch Church of Christ, Scientist, I went into one of the restrooms to turn off the lights. Upon exiting, I lost my footing on a flight of stairs.
Our daughter had a healing when she was about two years old. This sickness came on in just a few short hours, and seemed to be very serious.
When I became acquainted with Christian Science several years ago, I was suffering from morbid obesity and high blood pressure, and I was a candidate for surgery in order to lose weight. When the first medical tests were made for the intervention, it was discovered that I had other internal problems, and the doctors felt it was risky for me to undergo an operation.
The Sunday before Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, my husband and I attended a Christian Science lecture. While I listened to it, my thought became focused on the spiritual fact that the real man forever lives in Spirit—in the kingdom of heaven.