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About two years ago I changed my residence, and went...
About two years ago I changed my residence, and went to live with some people who were interested in Christian Science. They talked to me about it, but at first I thought it only a religious fad. Ultimately they lent me a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, which I read occasionally, and soon became convinced of the truth. I had suffered all my life from a complication of complaints. My father passed away suddenly over three years ago, and two of his brothers had likewise been taken without warning, said to be due to heart failure. Over two years ago my mother, after three days' illness, died from acute lung trouble and heart failure, and three months later I lost a brother with even more terrible suddenness, also from heart disease.
Three years ago, while under medical treatment for several complaints, and apparently receiving no benefit, I was advised by a friend to consult a specialist, and did so. The specialist operated on my throat and told me I had goître, and that it was an inherited complaint. He also told me not to hurry, and to get all the fresh air I could, as both my heart and lungs were affected. He said the business in which I was engaged was very bad for me, owing to the dust and close air of the factory. Later on I told my doctor I was worried about my neck, and his answer was: "Never mind about your neck, it is your chest that worries me." He also said my heart was about as bad as it could be.
Over a year ago I was feeling very depressed and altogether ill, and I decided to ask help from a Christian Science practitioner. As a result of the treatment gout, from which I was suffering, went almost at once, the goître gradually left me, and my breathing became normal. Later I had a bad attack of cold. I went to business in the morning, but had to return home during the afternoon. My practitioner called in the evening, and after one treatment the cold practically left me, so that I was able to go to business next morning, though my throat was very painful; but during the day I felt the abscess go instantaneously. After that when asked by the practitioner how my heart was getting on, I could only reply that I did not know I had one. I was examined by a medical man, and he assured me that I was every whit sound and in splendid condition.
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THE HABIT OF HATING
HON. CLARENCE A. BUSKIRK.
LEARNING HOW TO CLIMB
WHAT CONSTITUTES LOYALTY?
WILLIAM HART SPENCER.
THE LISTENING EAR
M. ETHEL WHITCOMB.
ELOISE I. COOPER.
BURDENS: AN INTERROGATORY
CLARKE MC CUE.
HO! COME YE TO THE WATERS!
CHAS. C. SANDELIN.
It is not every public speaker who is favored by a would be...
Charles K. Skinner
Tally one more for Christian Science
An Old Customer
As to the question whether God never made man capable...
Algernon Hervey Bathurst
The atonement is, as Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health...
George Shaw Cook
AN ACTIVE FAITH
THE ONE POSSESSION
John B. Willis
Annie M. Knott
with contributions from J. D. Utley, W. Howarth, W. C. Wurz
I have had many striking proofs of God's power, as well...
K. H. Bunting with contributions from Silas Cobb
We came to Christian Science for the healing of our son
Leslie A. Scott with contributions from W. A. Scott
It is with a heart full of gratitude and love to God, also...
Sarah Ann Broadhead with contributions from Janie Broadhead
At the age of eighteen, after a severe attack of...
Anna M. Snowell
About five years ago I was troubled with severe pain in...
Jay H. Frazier
Our experience in Christian Science is such a proof that...
I feel it to be my duty to send my testimony to the...
Mary A. Baldwin
I have often wished to tell of the many blessings I have...
Margaret M. Rush
ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE MOTHER CHURCH
John V. Dittemore
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from R. J. Campbell, Charles W. Gilkey, E. L. M. Gould