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My little girl had attended the Sunday school of First...
My little girl had attended the Sunday school of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Denver up to the age of nine years. A compulsory edict for vaccination was obeyed, and the bad results therefrom were such that a stiffness of the muscles became noticeable, and at the age of twelve years she could no longer walk to school. Relatives not then clear in Christian Science demanded help from materia medica, so a winter was spent in Eureka Springs, Ark. The dear Christian Scientists there looked on with compassion and pity, until the experiment should have been satisfactory to those making the demand, but the muscles at this stage were drawing the child forward in a stooping posture. Crutches were used for over a year, and a physician again made his utmost effort in vain.
One morning, as he sat by her side, she said to him, "It is useless to leave any more medicine, for I will not take it. My mother uses Science and Health, and I will invest all I have (a five-dollar gold piece) in one of my own." She did so, and commenced to read for herself, and divine Truth did the work. The regular study of the Lesson-Sermon with the family each week, and the memorizing of the Christian Science platform in the chapter on The Science of Being, were of great help. She was wheeled in a chair six months, as it seemingly required that length of time for the truth of Christian Science, which slowly perhaps but surely "disentangles the interlaced ambiguities of being, and sets free the imprisoned thought" (Science and Health, p. 114), to do the work; but she is now a picture of perfect health and has been in school two years. She can ride a bicycle or walk for miles if necessary. She ranks high in her studies and will graduate from the common branches this year. We are very thankful to God, also to dear Mrs. Eddy, for what this means to the cause of Christian Science and to ourselves.
Mrs. Sarah A. Crow, Denver, Col.
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THE LIGHT THAT NEVER FAILS
A PARABLE FROM JANUARY
ANNIE M. PAYNE.
MAKING A PLACE FOR THE TRUTH
JOEL T. ACTON
THE SIGN OF THE CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST
AMY RUTH WENZEL.
SCRIPTURE IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
C. F. L. HOFFINGER.
WORKING OUT ONE'S PROBLEM
CARL HORTON PIERCE.
THE LARK'S ESCAPE
The statement made by the bishop of Chichester, in...
H. Farmer Hall
When the highly educated and cultured young Pliny, a...
Charles D. Reynolds
Christian Scientists assail no man's religious views
Ezra W. Palmer
"LOVE ONE ANOTHER."
Annie M. Knott
John B. Willis
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In gratitude to God, also to our beloved Leader for the...
Louise Aarons with contributions from Maude Addison
I am glad to bear witness to the healing power of Christian Science,...
William H. Martin
I feel that I should be as the nine lepers if I failed to...
Ellen Rose Gibbon
I wish to pass along to others something of the light,...
Mary H. Taylor
I am very thankful to testify to what divine Love has...
I wish to give thanks for the instantaneous healing which...
"NOT TO THE SWIFT."
WARWICK JAMES PRICE.
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