I remember many a night crying myself to sleep, wondering just how I’d feed my three children the next day. I was a single parent, a high-school dropout, with no job, no long-term home, no income, but with the highest expectation and no doubt that God was leading me each step of the way to live by my highest sense of right.
As a lifelong Christian Scientist, I’ve found prayer, based on a spiritual understanding of God and His perfect creation, to be an effective means of healing. I’ve experienced many proofs of God’s healing presence and power throughout my life.
Reading a testimony in a recent Sentinel about a family’s protection while living far from their home country made me realize that it’s time I give similar thanks. When our daughter was three, my husband accepted a position in a small Himalayan country, where we made our home for more than two years.
It’s time to publicly give thanks to God for a healing I had years ago when mountain biking with some friends. We were heading down the mountain to go home.
I am a professional ballet dancer, and last winter I was excited about the opportunity to take some classes with the person who’d been my first ballet teacher. One morning, I woke up with severe discomfort in both my hamstrings.
Recently, when I went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned, both the dentist and the hygienist recommended that I have a tooth extracted immediately as it was abscessing. I had no idea this was happening, as I was not in any pain, but listened while they recommended a specialist.
On Halloween 11 years ago, I was taking my two-year-old daughter around the neighborhood to trick-or-treat. My husband stayed home with our newborn daughter to pass out candy when trick-or-treaters came to our house.
I would like to share several Christian Science healings our family has had of broken bones. The first was in May 1985, when my older son, Gus, was in fourth grade and was injured at a Boy Scout camp.
Here’s an example of a time a favorite passage from the book of Psalms was instrumental in effecting a healing. I had been serving as a Reader in my branch Church of Christ, Scientist, when I began experiencing flulike symptoms.
I would like to express my gratitude for a healing after a fall, through Christian Science treatment. I live with my daughter, her husband, and my grandchildren.