In grateful acknowledgment of the many blessings received...

In grateful acknowledgment of the many blessings received through Christian Science I send these words to others seeking the truth. Six years ago this summer, a Christian Scientist sent for me, to tell me she had heard of the sad and disappointed life I had led for many years, and that I could be lifted out of it through Christian Science. After an hour's conversation with her on the teaching of Christian Science, I felt somewhat convinced of its truth. My sad condition had been brought about by the fact that my husband had been drinking steadily for eight years of our married life. He had taken the "gold cure" without any permanent results; his friends and relatives had labored long and patiently to reform him; but alas he was growing worse all the time, until it became necessary for us to separate. A few days after my visit, I called with my husband upon this lady, and she talked with him many hours. To say that it interested him would but mildly express it, for he left her home a new man. He was healed of that depraved appetite which had dogged his footsteps for many years. He at once began the study of our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, and commenced to apply its teachings in his every-day experience, having each day satisfying proofs of the efficacy of Christian Science in the healing of sin, disease, and discordant conditions. While my husband has given his experience to the Sentinel, I can but repeat it, for his salvation was certainly mine. While I felt that I had been somewhat of a martyr, suffering from another's wrongdoing and not my own, I found, after i had learned but a very little of Christian Science, that I was anything but perfect, as I had thought myself to be. I found that there was just as much in me that needed to be improved as in my husband. I took the rebukes of Christian Science quite hard, for I had thought myself good when my husband knew he was not good. Self-righteousness, self-will, self-pity, selfishness, and all the claims of mortal self had to be struck out before I found peace in the new way, but my husband and I labored constantly together in the truth, helping each other over the rough places, until now we find that our labors are more for others than ourselves.

This wonderful truth has certainly brought blessings to our household. Instead of the discordant, unhappy family of four that we were, our home is a constant sunshine, for all its members are striving to be faithful "followers of God" in the way that has been revealed through our Leader.

Mrs. Blanche G. Woodall, Detroit, Mich.

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Testimony of Healing
About six years ago I was a hopeless invalid, having...
June 2, 1906

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