I was led to investigate Christian Science in order to discover...

I was led to investigate Christian Science in order to discover if possible what had been the transforming touch which had made the daily living of some Christian Science friends so beautiful, so unselfish and loving. Religion, which had long seemed to me mere theory, became of vital interest as I read the text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and all prejudice against its author, Mrs. Eddy, melted away after reading one chapter, for I felt the uplifting influence of her purity and spirituality and knew that her message was the truth.

At first no thought was given to the healing power of Christian Science, though I had never been well, and at the time I began to study the text-book had resigned my position as teacher in our city schools because physically unable to continue the work. For years the almost constant care of faithful physicians (on two occasions surgical aid also was sought) had resulted only in continued suffering and invalidism, but as a result of the study of the Bible together with Science and Health, also occasional treatment from a practitioner and most loving counsel and encouragement, I was able to take up my work again. Since that time, eleven years ago, I have worked harder than ever before, yet have been at my post daily, with no loss of time on account of illness. There have been days when I could not have been there had it not been for the healing power of Truth, which brought dominion instead of subjection.

Loneliness, anxiety, and sorrow have been replaced by joy, peace, and confidence in the Father's protecting care. Discordant physical conditions, such as weakness, emaciation, stomach disorder, and frequent severe colds, have disappeared, some of them so gradually yet completely that they are forgotten, until in recalling my past discomfort I begin to realize my present freedom.

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Testimony of Healing
Through much sorrow and mental anguish, as well as...
January 22, 1916

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