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I am glad indeed to express publicly my gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me. I knew almost nothing of this truth, and had never heard of a cure by its means, when I first went to a practitioner for treatment, which was in August, 1907. I had read only things which were unfavorable to Mrs. Eddy, and was prejudiced against her. I had never been strong, and after I was married and my two children came I seemed to have less strength as time went on. I was never well, and was obliged to have help in my work all the time. I tried medicine and osteopathy, with great faith in the latter especially, but I experienced no relief from either.

Finally, to my surprise, my husband suggested that I try Christian Science, as he said it seemed to help some people. I was perfectly willing to try it, though I could hardly believe that it could help me. I took one treatment, and bought a copy of the text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." The next day I felt the healing power, and found a new strength which has never left me. I began to do my own work, and discovered that my strength was equal to all demands upon it, and it has been ever since. It is a constant wonder to my neighbors, among whom I have lived for eight years, that I can do things I had never been able to do in all those years, and experience no weariness; but the Bible tells us that "they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." I had worn glasses constantly for fifteen years, but thinking one morning of Mrs. Eddy's words, "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health, p. 494), and realizing that the truth had thus far never failed me, I took off my glasses, and I have never needed them since.

I feel that the spiritual uplifting which has come to me through Christian Science is a far greater blessing than the physical healing. There is such freedom from worry and care, more of love for all, and less of envy and selfishness. I think I never knew before what constitutes true happiness, but now my heart rejoices in the knowledge that all is good and "evil is not power" (Science and Health, p. 192). My heart is filled with love and gratitude to Mrs. Eddy, who has shown me the way to God and opened my blind eyes. I am most grateful also for those helpful publications, the Sentinel and Journal, which carry with them such courage and good cheer.

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Testimony of Healing
It is about nine years since I came into Christian Science
April 24, 1909

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