Since I was seven or eight years old, when my mother...

Since I was seven or eight years old, when my mother was healed by Christian Science treatment after being given up by doctors, God has been my only physician and has met my every need. Through early school days and, later, during college life, He protected and helped me. Since my marriage it has been necessary to move from place to place, as my husband is in the army, and God's loving presence has always guided us when we looked to Him.

One of the greatest battles I have had was the overcoming of a sense of loneliness, self-pity, and discouragement while across the ocean at an army post. After several days' struggle, experiencing no relief from this condition of thought, I asked for help from a Christian Science practitioner. It was lovingly pointed out that until my exaggerated sense of self and self's problems was replaced by the true idea of man, as having only that self which is a reflection of God, I could not gain freedom. My attention was called to page 191 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, where we read, "The human thought must free itself from self-imposed materiality and bondage." This awakened me, and I gained a clearer understanding of divine Principle. I was enabled to see that it was my duty to know and behold not only myself, but all men, as, in reality, God's image and likeness. The joy and uplift this realization gave me are beyond words to describe.

Testimony of Healing
Hoping this may be of some encouragement and help...
June 7, 1924

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