Almost ten years have passed since my first acquaintance...

Almost ten years have passed since my first acquaintance with Christian Science. Having had an injury to the spine, some years previous, my health seemed wrecked in every respect. Then misfortune—loss, grief, despair, and utter hopelessness—followed. A third surgical operation, deemed necessary by attending physicians, confronted me, with the gloomy outlook of paralysis, or death, as I knew I could no longer live in that condition. It seemed certain death either with or without the operation. At this juncture an opportunity to try Christian Science healing was offered me, instead of going next day to the hospital. For the sake of my little daughter, who pleaded earnestly for Christian Science, I consented to give it a trial. I was not healed perfectly, but was greatly relieved, so that all thoughts of materia medica were dispelled, and I determined to investigate Christian Science thoroughly. I had some religious prejudices to overcome, as I had been brought up in an orthodox church.

I began the study of Christian Science, but during the period of my life as a school-teacher, I found I had to be taking treatments nearly every day, as my time seemed too limited to work out my own salvation. At last Truth required of me the reckoning for my talent, and then I had to learn that only by thoughtful, prayerful striving, and watchfulness in the daily overcoming of the sins of pride, fear, hatred, temper, and self-will, could I hope for at-onement with divine Love, and find health and harmony. Extreme nervousness, dyspepsia, nervous sick headache, and the worst form of insomnia are a few of the ills which have yielded to the power of this truth.

Testimony of Healing
From my birth I was considered very delicate, and had...
July 1, 1905

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