The peace and joy which has come to me through the...

The peace and joy which has come to me through the study of Christian Science is far beyond any word I can say of it, but let my word carry what degree of blessing it can,—it may help some one, even as I have been helped by the word of others. When I come to bear witness, a hundred instances flash at once into my memory, any one of which would prove the Principle of Christian Science. With my four children various disorders have from time to time been overcome without material means. An ear trouble of many years' standing, and which came to be a daily annoyance to me, has entirely disappeared, and for the encouragement of those whose troubles may seem to cling a long time, let me say a word. For this ailment I went for help to experienced practitioners, and after weeks of treatment the trouble still appeared to be the same, and they both gave me the same answer, namely, the work would have to be my own. After the first had finished her treatment and given me this advice, with a faint hope I tried the second; but it proved to be as they said.

The fear of lack of employment and limited income has been overcome with the realization of an infinite source of supply ever ready and at hand to meet our needs. In my daily work in the home, I find that I can "run, and not be weary," for it is all, including the laundry work, done by my own hands. At the end of the heaviest of busy days, to be able to prepare the dinner for the family and enjoy with cheer the guests who come to join us there, and at midnight still be not aweary, is indeed a boon. If busy mothers and all workers would study the secret things of God, the hospitals and rest resorts would not be so full of nervous wrecks. For having found the secret, I am grateful, first of all to God, then to Mrs. Eddy, who has made so clear to us our true being—what we really are as children of God; then to our splendid band of workers in the Christian Science publishing house, who find the best there is and send it out to us for our daily help; and then the good workers in the field whose tidings bring inspiration and encouragement through our periodicals.

I keep the Sentinel ever at hand, whether in the kitchen or laundry, and I study diligently some portion of our weekly Lesson, making it my own and trying to keep in mind the suggestions for the daily discipline of our thoughts and acts as prepared in our Manual by Mrs. Eddy. My work is being done somehow, and my heart is joyous meantime, the thoughts not pinned to the work but often flying to the ends of the earth in the knowledge of the good being done, and the uplifting sense of peace within is restful. Thus we can make our work our footstool. This is a new sense of life to me. I have passed through the old, the time when the salvation of the family was vested in the family physician and all kinds of material props; now we have the one "great Physician" ever at hand, and oh, the joy of this knowledge!

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Testimony of Healing
I feel impelled to give my testimony to the healing power...
June 3, 1911

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