From early childhood I had suffered from chronic bowel...

From early childhood I had suffered from chronic bowel disorder, with the various ills which accompany it, but I have been freed from this trouble through Christian Science. From boyhood I was afflicted with an impediment of speech, and in after years the affliction, and the timidity resulting therefrom, handicapped my work to a marked degree. With the change that came in my manner of thinking as I proceeded in the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, came also freedom from this affliction. For ten or twelve years I had worn glasses for what an oculist had pronounced acute astigmatism. All this time I was a constant sufferer from severe headaches and nervousness. Two years after taking up the study of Christian Science I consulted a practitioner one evening, and my thought regarding the sense of sight was completely changed. I returned to my room about eight o'clock and worked under a dim light until half past two in the morning on some fine work I was anxious to finish. When through I discovered that I had not been wearing my glasses, and I have never done so since; yet to-day, twelve years later, I see better than I did then with the glasses. The headaches and nervousness went at the same time.

Addicted to the use of tobacco, an inveterate smoker, I made many heroic but unsuccessful efforts to overcome the habit. Believing it was inherited, each attempt to stop only found me returning to the habit a greater victim than before. A short time after beginning the study of Christian Science I was freed from this bondage. From that moment to this I have never experienced an instant's desire to use the weed.

I am especially grateful for the sustaining power of Christian Science. Shortly after being elected First Reader in one of our churches, about a year ago, I was stricken with a malady which seemed to overpower me and for several weeks I was confined most of the time to my bed. One Wednesday, after being delirious most of the day, I was able to get up, shave, dress myself, and go over my selections for the evening meeting. Then I called a taxi and rode to church. On this occasion, as on all others, for I did not miss a meeting, I was able to stand through the entire service and read with little perceptible difficulty. I soon regained the weight which I lost in those few weeks, and have been thankful ever since for the lessons which came to me at that time.

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Testimony of Healing
Although young in the study of Christian Science, I...
August 23, 1919

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