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It is over three years since I began to investigate Christian Science...
It is over three years since I began to investigate Christian Science, and this is the first time that I have ever written anything concerning my healing through its agency. For about five years prior to the time that I became interested in Christian Science, I was greatly troubled with indigestion and bowel trouble of more or less severity. This trouble I tried to cure by all kinds of medicines, but with no lasting benefit. During five years I had two attacks of typhoid fever, and according to medical opinion my chronic ill health was due to these attacks, and I kept getting worse all the time. More ailments were added to the case, until I finally could boast of dyspepsia, chronic appendicitis, and bowel trouble, also tuberculosis of the bones. Life was becoming more gloomy to me every day, and I had very little hope of ever being well again. I had taken so much medicine and it afforded so little relief that I had practically lost all confidence in it.
As we had an old friend who was a living example of what Christian Science could do we thought much about trying it, but I was very much prejudiced against it. However, we decided to give it a trial. As the doctors had given me but very little hope of being any better I was ready to try anything. We secured a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and the services of a practitioner in a neighboring city.
For many months previous to this time, which was about February, 1902, I had not eaten a meal which did not distress me. The first change we noticed after beginning treatment in Christian Science was that I could eat any thing and everything without any suffering whatever. This was indeed a blessing and how thankful I was to God and to Christian Science, that through Mrs. Eddy's book I had at last found the way to recovery. During the first few weeks I studied the text-book a great part of the time and was much surprised to find therein statements that I could see were facts almost as soon as I had read them. At the end of a month's time the stomach and bowel trouble had all gone, and all that was left was a large swelling on the under side of left leg near the thigh. It was about a year and a half before this was entirely healed.
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An Instance of Mrs. Eddy's Acumen
HANSON W. WHEELER
Giving and Receiving
REV. WILLIAM P. MC KENZIE.
"We have only as we give."
IRA C. HUBBELL.
Giving to The Mother Church
FRANCES MACK MANN.
A Message from the Workshop
AGNES FLORIDA CHALMERS.
Salvation is not through Mere Belief
Christian Science in Denmark
At the National Military Home, Ohio
Lloyd B. Coate
A Morning Song
A. A. ALDRICH.
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"Progressing toward Unity."
Annie M. Knott
"As a little child."
JOHN B. WILLIS
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Mary E. Chamberlin
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