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I desire to tell to the world what Christian Science has done for me. About thirty years ago I was taken with a severe pain in my stomach, which gradually grew worse. It continued intermittently for months, but not until about five years from the first attack was I forced to give up eating any solid food whatever. I dieted rigidly, not being able to drink even could water, as it caused terrible pain. I lived for three years in this way, during which time I had tried faithfully two home doctors, who gave me no permanent relief, and I was advised by them to go to Boston to a hospital. In Boston I first consulted a specialist, who informed me that I had a growth in the stomach which was likely to cause my death at any time; that I could not have an operation, and that there would come a time when I could not take even the diet on which I was then existing. In two weeks I went to the hospital to consult another specialist, but he gave me no encouragement. He, however, sent my doctor a prescription, which I tried for about two years, not knowing what it was. During this time my eyesight would leave me entirely at times for an instant, and I began to wonder what I was taking. When the doctor told me that it was a poisonous drug, I decided to leave it off; but I found, on making the attempt, that I could not.
At this time a Christian Science friend offered to treat me, that I might be able to leave off the drug, and in a short time I found that I forgot to take it, and that no bad effects were manifested. But the stomach trouble remained the same, and so I continued to follow the rigid diet for eight years, after which I became able to chew meats, but could not swallow any of the solid food. I continued in this way for five years longer, at the end of which time I was advised to try Christian Science, which I did, though without faith. After having treatment most of the time for two years, one of my daughters came home one day and said she wished me to eat a piece of pie. I did so, and no bad results were experienced. From then on I gradually commenced to eat ordinary food, and for some years have been able to eat anything I wished, as I found that my stomach had been healed through the realization of the truth.
Since the healing of the above ailment, eleven years ago, I have had many other proofs of the wonderful healing power of Truth. Some ills have seemed very stubborn, and others have yielded more readily; but I feel very grateful for Christian Science. I am now in my eightieth year, and am earnestly seeking for the light as revealed in Christian Science, and I hope that others whose troubles seem slow to yield will find courage in reading my testimony.—Mrs. S. J. Osgood, Amesbury, Mass.
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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.