A year after my father passed on, great financial losses...

A year after my father passed on, great financial losses occurred in our family, which brought me into an entirely new, unfamiliar life, a life of the most severe privations. It was my nature to take everything earnestly and seriously. I did not suffer from material want, but I made the trials of the whole family mine, and I was constantly depressed. It was at this time, about ten years ago, that dear friends told me to Christian Science. From that day on I stood under the protection of Truth. Adversities brought about in business life never again had the power to make me unhappy or suffer, as had constantly been the case. My thoughts brightened and I again found joy in living. My position constantly improved and I always had desirable results in business.

At one time a sum of money was required that, in addition to other valuables, would enable us to obtain some family possessions which had been tied up for years. I had witnessed several failures in this respect. Then I took our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and read several passages from the chapter entitled "Footsteps of Truth," which begins on page 201. I clung steadfastly to the thought that God would show me the way. Without my worrying in the least or giving any further thought to the matter, the day passed. The following afternoon I received a larger sum than was required, and this from a source of which no one had thought, but where I had related the situation. I received further assistance from the same source, so that within a very short time the whole way had become clear and all difficulties had been adjusted. Through the guidance of divine Principle I had been shown the correct way, where all had been in readiness for me.

After my marriage new difficulties presented themselves, and it often seemed to me that I did not know which way to turn. During all these battles I trusted in God's guidance, and in Mrs. Eddy's explanations of the harmony of being I found strength. When I expected my baby Science and Health was my only reading matter. I was under great mental strain, and had to combat the general acute lack of food, but I was under the protection of Truth. I am unable to find adequate words with which to express how Christian Science gave me everything and was everything to me in this trying time. It was my food and my strength. In due time my child came into the world. He flourished rapidly and to-day he is a loving, thriving boy.

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Testimony of Healing
While waiting for a friend in the library of a downtown...
May 28, 1921

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