In September, 1900, after having spent the summer almost...

In September, 1900, after having spent the summer almost in seclusion on a fruit ranch in western Colorado, I started to my home in the East. For nearly two years I had been traveling, searching diligently for a location where I might regain my lost health. Overwork had brought on nervous prostration, and my sufferings were intense.

It was with a feeling of bitter disappointment that I turned my face homeward the morning of this September day. While waiting for the stage which was to convey me to the nearest railroad station, I reviewed the results of this summer's isolation from friends and the expense attached thereto. I could see but little improvement in my condition. I had decided that before leaving the state I would visit an old school friend whom I had not seen for many years.

I had not been in her house an hour before she told me that she had accepted Christian Science. I cannot express my feeling of disgust that she had left the good old orthodox faith in which we had both been so strictly trained, and accepted a belief that I had always looked upon as dangerous and almost sacrilegious. However, on Sunday I went to church with her, not expecting to get any good out of it, but with a desire born of curiosity to see just how that sect worshiped God. All the week I could scarcely think or talk of anything but my friend's foolish departure from the old faith. I did my best to prove to her that she had not Bible authority for her views.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science has been and is so much to me in every...
July 24, 1902

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