While growing up in a suburb of Chicago, I was raised in an orthodox Christian church. In high school I began dating my future husband, who had been brought up in the Church of Christ, Scientist.
When our daughter was first born, she occasionally had difficulty breathing. When she was two months old, I was awakened in the middle of the night by a noise coming from her bedroom.
I had a healing that was very significant to me. Early one morning I started to have abdominal pain.
My first healing in Christian Science took place when I was seven and a half years old. It was spring, and my mom had asked me if I would like to spend part of the summer on my grandparents’ farm in Minnesota.
In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy writes, “Christian Science is always the most skilful surgeon, but surgery is the branch of its healing which will be last acknowledged” (p. 402 ).
Some time ago I accidently cut myself shaving my legs. It had happened before, but this time I must have nicked a vein because the bleeding was profuse.
Animals, including our beloved pets, are created and maintained by our Father-Mother God; in their real, spiritual identities, they are expressions of Love. So often these dear animals bless our lives with the qualities they express—including faithfulness, devotion, vibrancy, and life.
I owe many thanks to Christian Science for what I’ve learned about my spiritual nature and the role my thought plays in my health and well-being. Years ago, as a new student of this Science, I was quite impressed with the quick turnarounds I had when sick, and with the instances when I was the only one in a group not to catch something going around.
I have been a student of Christian Science for many years. It has been a very present help in troubled times.
Some years ago, while in the United States Army, I had the opportunity to perform special training with new air defense equipment the government was evaluating with a large civilian company. I was very excited about this opportunity, but one day while having lunch in the cafeteria, I suddenly noticed some minor discomfort in my stomach.