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Of the many beautiful experiences which have been...
Of the man beautiful experiences which have been mine in the study of Christian Science, none is dearer than that of Truth's entrance into my life. A little more than five years ago, accompanied by a sick relative who is now coming to rejoice in "the proof of healing" (Science and Health, p. 569), I was spending a few weeks in Boston. In an hour of extreme need, the present so filled with doubt and fear that the future could only seem as a night without a star, an earnest student of Christian Science placed "Miscellaneous Writings" by Mrs. Eddy, in my hands, with, I doubt not, a prayer that the blind might see, the deaf hear, and that prayer was answered. I had been reading Christian Science literature for about four weeks, but in a desultory manner, and for another's sake, when the hour came in which I realized my own need of "something better than I had known." With an appeal such as is uttered daily by many hungering hearts. I opened the book, when my eyes fell upon those joy-breathing words of our Leader on "Angels" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 306). Shall I ever forget them? They were indeed to me an angel's song, the melody of which still rings in my ears. The peace of that hour has never entirely left me. The portals of heaven had opened at my knock, and the light which gleamed from within has been to me as the star of Bethlehem to the wise men of old,—guiding me on over rough paths and plain. May I ever follow its leading, until one day, the final battle with error won, I shall awake in His likeness and "be satisfied."
I cannot close without endeavoring to express in some measure my gratitude for our periodicals. Neither time nor space will permit me to enumerate the many articles which have served as stepping-stones, enabling me to solve correctly many would-be baffling problems. May I daily more faithfully apply, thereby more clearly demonstrate, my understanding of the Principle revealed by our text book, Science and Health. Our Concordance and our Manual are aiding us in the fulfilment of our Leader's desire expressed in "Miscellaneous Writings," p. 312, "Oh, may the love that is talked, be felt! and so lived, that when weighed in the scales of God we be not found wanting." Our dear Leader, into whose face I was priviledged to look for the first time in June, 1903,—was it not of such the Master spake, when he said, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."—F. M. W., Bangor, Me.
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Thanksgiving Service of The Mother Church
William B. Johnson
Thanksgiving Day Service at Concord, N. H.
with contributions from M. B. Eddy
GRACE DIETRICH GROESBECK.
The Ninety-first Psalm
E. HOWARD GILKEY.
Distinguishing Features of the Christian Science Church
EVELYN SYLVESTER KNOWLES.
FRANCES ELIZABETH WILLEY.
A Sermon in Stone
EUGENIE PAUL JEFFERSON.
Who Believes the Scriptures?
There is no emotion in a Christian Science treatment,...
A. V. Stewart
with contributions from A. F. Walch, J. Guy Haugh
Charity and Invalids.
Mary Baker Eddy
Appreciation of a By-law
Dora S. Innis, Mary Baker Eddy
Grateful Thanks to the Field
George H. Kinter
Letters to our Leader
with contributions from Olive Knight, Ellen E. Cross, Mary E. Pearson, Lida W. Fitzpatrick
I came to the study of Christian Science with a great...
Isabel Scott Hamilton with contributions from H. B. La Rue
To the many testimonies given in the Sentinel I should...
I wish to tell of the benefits I have received from...
We have had so much help in our family through Christian Science...
About a year and a half ago, Christian Science found...
John C. Douglas
To enumerate in a short article, the many blessings I...
C. B. Summers
I have just been reading a number of the Sentinel, which...
Eleanor S. Smith
It is now a little over two years since I came into some...
Blanche G. Munger
The thought has often come to me when I read Science...
A man must not choose his neighbor; he must take the...
with contributions from Stephen A. Chase