From childhood I never knew what perfect health was...

From childhood I never knew what perfect health was, and I was very irritable and nervous. I dearly loved the church and was a faithful worker in all its societies. I loved my Bible, and prayed fervently to overcome evil in every form; my prayers seemed, most of the time, to remain unanswered, and I would often blame God when I fell into sin, as I had prayed for His help, and He apparently failed me.

Twelve years ago, after the birth of my little girl, I was left with serious internal troubles, and was in such a nervous state from treatments given by several physicians that I would cry several times a day. In October, 1899, a dear friend advised me to try Christian Science, but I ridiculed it at first. I loved my own church and faith so much that I was afraid to try anything which might lead me from it; however, I consented to talk to a practitioner. I was so impressed with the truth of what she said to me, that I asked her for treatment. The second day I threw away a surgical appliance which the doctor said I would always have to wear, and I have never needed it since. I was also cured of dyspepsia and severe bronchial trouble.

Needless to say, my husband and myself immediately took up the study of Science and Health, with the kind help of my patient practitioner, and afterward we took class instruction. Oh, the joy of knowing how to pray! Oh, the knowing God as omnipotent, omnipresent good! A few errors seem yet to cling, but Mrs. Eddy says in "Miscellaneous Writings," p. 118, "Be of good cheer; the warfare with one's self is grand." We know that we shall overcome all error, and we hope to prove our gratitude to our Leader, and to all who have helped us on our way, by lives of unselfishness and good deeds.

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Testimony of Healing
It has been a question with me why many of us have been...
August 6, 1904

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