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When reading the Sentinel week after week, the thought...
When reading the Sentinel week after week, the thought comes to me, Why are there not more testimonies from England? Then I realized that I was expecting more from others than I was doing myself. Others might well ask, Have you nothing to be grateful for? Are you hastening to thank God for all the benefits He has bestowed upon you through Christian Science? So I now, with shame for the long delay, send my testimony, hoping it may be of some help to others, or at any rate show that I am anxious not to be one of the nine lepers who returned not "to give glory to God."
It is about five years since I began to study Christian Science, though not at first for its healing; but before I had made many inquiries, a dear friend asked if she could help me. Not understanding what she meant, I said I would go on studying Science and Health, and if I should require anything explained I would come to her. She then told me what she meant, and I said I was thankful for being very much stronger than I had been, but that there were some internal troubles which I had suffered from since I was a child. She replied, "Why go on keeping a thing that does not belong to you?" and then she promised to help me if I would leave off all medicine for a week. I gave the promise very reluctantly, as I had had (or believed I had had) two strokes and had been told by the doctors that another one might be fatal, and that one of the most important things was to avoid increasing the internal bowel trouble, for which I had taken medicine nearly every night for years. I gave the promise, however, and although I spent a week of fear and discomfort I was healed of this disorder and have never taken any drug or material remedy since.
I had worn glasses for over ten years, but I have been able to lay them aside, knowing that man's sight is spiritual; and I can now read, write, and sew by daylight and lamplight. I also suffered very severely from varicose veins, my leg feeling like a great weight to lift. This disease was healed and removed in less than thirty hours, and has never returned. I had also a great fear of heart trouble, which I had been taught to believe might be inherited. I began to have some of the usual symptoms, and great fear caught hold of me, but I had treatment in Christian Science, and in a few days I was well. I now know that I can only suffer from my own wrong thinking, speaking, or acting, and from no one else's fear.
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GOD'S PROMISES FULFILLED
JUDGE SEPTIMUS J. HANNA.
THE TYRO AND TACT
STEPS OF PROGRESS
NO SEPARATION IN TRUTH
CAPT. J. C. SCOTT.
CHARLES G. BALDWIN.
A BED OF VIOLETS
BELLE A. MUNDY.
ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE MOTHER CHURCH
John V. Dittemore
The hundreds of thousands of people who have been...
John L. Rendall
It is the good that is seen and felt in Christian Science...
James D. Sherwood
The clergyman's somewhat contemptuous criticism of...
Christian Science does not teach that disease and pain...
THE FRUIT OF RIGHT ENDEAVOR
"TEACH US TO PRAY"
Annie M. Knott
THE APPEAL TO REASON
John B. Willis
with contributions from G. W. Carothers, W .I. Snyder, Robert Fitch
It is with sincere gratitude for the many benefits which...
David Henry McElroy with contributions from George A. McElroy
I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to God for my...
Lizzie E. Howard
Three years ago I heard about Christian Science and it...
Anna Rasch with contributions from Thea Rasch
In grateful acknowledgment of the many benefits received...
Ora M. Boorman
For nearly three years I suffered from a form of paralysis...
Charles T. Briggs
THE MASTER'S CALL
MARY A. NEWMAN.
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from F. Stanley Van Eps, Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr., Arthur F. Winnington Ingram