About eighteen years ago Christian Science was presented...

About eighteen years ago Christian Science was presented to me. At that time I greatly needed to know a God of love, as my belief in God as understood by the denominational churches had been rudely shaken. The thought given me was, "God is Love, and God is the only power." Those words remained with me. I could not forget them. Upon returning to my home in Juneau, Alaska, the prevalent trouble, neuralgia, returned and I was in greater pain than I had ever been before. My first thought was the old remedy, morphine tablets. I took all I dared to take and was walking the floor, when suddenly the above quoted words recurred to me. I stood still and said aloud, "If these words are true, God can send no pain, no suffering. I will try it and see." I then commenced affirming that God is Love and the only power, over and over again. After about an hour the pain ceased entirely and I went quietly to sleep. I have never had a touch of neuralgia since. When I awoke next morning and found myself perfectly well, no soreness, no intermittent twinges as formerly, I knew that the words spoken by my friend were true and that underlying them there must be some law, some power, which I must try and understand.

Later, upon returning to Seattle to live, I commenced the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and step by step have I proved this to the extent of my understanding. Having had a chronic belief of lack and limitation I have seemingly made very slow progress along that line but there has been so much encouragement and so many proofs other ways of the ever present and governing law of Mind that I have been able to overcome discouragement and doubt. It would take too long to enumerate all the blessings which have come to me and mine through Christian Science. All manner of physical ailments, accidents, discord, and limitation have been healed.

As an illustration of the protecting care of infinite Love I will relate an incident which caused me to rejoice and be exceeding glad. From girlhood I had had a dread of the service of legal papers. A number of years ago the mortgage on our home was to be foreclosed. I had such a dread of having ejection papers served on me that for days I did not answer the bell without first looking to see who was there. Meanwhile I was trying to know that all these terrifying fears which were holding me in bondage could not and did not come from God, good. One morning after having had a period of greater enlightenment than usual I answered the door and found the much dreaded deputy. My fears had vanished; I invited him in. He made no effort to serve the papers, stating that he had come for that purpose but would not serve them as he felt certain that if I would call upon the mortgagor time would be extended and that I might be able through the medium of a quitclaim deed to get something, if only a little, out of the transaction. After a pleasant and wholly harmonious conversation the deputy withdrew, leaving me with the feeling that I had been standing on holy ground. Suffice it to say, I followed his advice, was given ample time to find another location, and a reasonable cash amount was received which enabled me to move without contracting any obligation. Truly if we abide under the shadow of the Almighty no plague can come nigh our dwelling.

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Testimony of Healing
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April 24, 1920

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