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Early in the year 1903, my husband went with an acquaintance...
Early in the year 1903, my husband went with an acquaintance to hear (as the man said) "some new doctrine called Christian Science." My husband was impressed with what he heard at First Church, London, and told me he would like to go again. He did go again and again, for the more he heard of it the more he wanted to hear. I was sorry for this, as we were members of the Church of England, and I feared he was being attracted by one of the many new sects which come and go; but my faith in God comforted me, and I knew He would not let him go wrong.
At this time I was in a bad state of health and was going to a doctor for a stomach disorder with accompanying troubles, also visiting an oculist, as I had cataracts growing over both my eyes. The next time I was going to the doctor my husband asked me if he might give me a Sentinel to read, as I had a long wait and I always liked to have some reading with me, though I could only read large print, and in a very good light. Sometimes I could not manage to see even then, but I always held a paper as though reading, as it prevented people talking to me. I did not at all like to take the Sentinel, but I did not like to refuse either. The next time I went I had no objection to taking it, and next time I found myself quite interested in reading it.
This went on for two or three months, till late in May my condition became worse than it had been during the eight months I had been going to the doctor. I was indeed quite prostrated, and was compelled to give up work, which caused anxiety to both my husband and son, and they consulted as to what should be done. They wanted me to go away for a change; but as that was impossible in my condition, I consented to be taken out into the country by easy stages, to try what fresh air would do for me. So we started, my husband and I, by a tram car which passed our house, intending at the end of that journey to take another going farther out. I might mention that the conductor on this first car waited patiently while I got up, for it was slow work in my weak state.
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THE LOVING FATHER
BLANCHE HERSEY HOGUE.
THE BEGINNER AND THE BIBLE LESSONS
WILLIAM TAYLOR STONE.
A HEALED NEWSPAPER
HENRIETTA A. FIELD.
THE THIRD COMMANDMENT
LAURA B. DOORLY.
A. L. HITCHCOCK.
MY BROKEN IDOL
CASSIUS M. LOOMIS.
Our critic does not seem to have perceived that there is...
Our critic is mistaken in his supposition that Christian Science...
James D. Sherwood
Having read the letter published last week in the Pacific...
God changes not; therefore such works as the Master did...
H. Coulson Fairchild
A large majority of the members of the Christian Science...
Joseph B. Lovell
One of the fundamental rules of Christian Science practice...
Edward W. Dickey
ISABELLE W. PEMBROOK.
"THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH"
THE MOUNTAIN AND THE MUSTARD SEED
John B. Willis
Annie M. Knott
with contributions from A. H. Pettigrew, J. J. Suess, J. A. Eskridge
An overwhelming sense of gratitude prompts me to tell...
Charles le Maistre
About three years ago I was suffering greatly from boils,...
Milton F. Harris
It is with a deep sense of gratitude for what Christian Science...
Helen M. Mills Porter
I wish to testify in regard to the benefits which I have...
L. R. Johnston with contributions from Elizabeth Johnston, Lois Catharine Johnston
The budding of a common flower elicits no special...
Fred C. House
It is with a heart full of love and gratitude to God that...
Minnie Martz with contributions from N. S. Martz
Before I learned of Christian Science I was very miserable...
Mary Alice Muir
About nine years ago, when living in Wisconsin, I was...
Mary J. Miles
From early childhood I was in bondage to headaches and...
Maybelle A. Wallis
Christian Science came to me over four years ago, and I...
Margaret Goulding Reid
ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE MOTHER CHURCH
John V. Dittemore
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Charles Clark Pierce, Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr.