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It is now over twenty-five years since my first healing in...
It is now over twenty-five years since my first healing in Christian Science. From birth I had never been well and strong. At last the trouble culminated in complete invalidism, one physician saying I never would be well. It was thought that an operation would be beneficial, but I was too weak to undergo it. While I was having electrical treatment to strengthen me for the operation, as I was not able to take any medicine, Christian Science was brought to my notice by a friend. She said she wished I would try her remedy. I replied that I would try anything. She then said that her only help was Christian Science.
I do not know why I should have been opposed to Christian Science, as, to my knowledge, I had never heard the two words put together before; but I was immediately prejudiced, and said, "Oh, that must be faith cure, and I could not have any faith." My friend replied, "No, it is not faith cure; for I was healed, and I did not have any faith." I then said it must be spiritualism, and my mother would not allow me to have anything to do with spiritualism. She said: "It is not spiritualism, I am sure; for they never said anything about spiritualism to me. They will give you no medicine of any kind, nor lay hands on you. And if you are not benefited, you will surely be no worse off." She then said, "Try it for my sake."
I thought that was logical; for if I were no better, I could certainly be no worse. So I consented to have help. I prefaced my remarks to the practitioner with the words that I wanted her to understand I had no faith in Christian Science. She very kindly said, "Faith is not required on your part, but on my part. But," she added, "I am not sure but that you have as much faith as a grain of mustard seed." When I thought how small a grain of mustard seed was, I conceded the point. The practitioner said that all that was required on my part was that I would be just as honest with Christian Science as I would be with a doctor, and use no medicine of any kind, either outwardly or inwardly.
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Divine Love's Provision
PETER B. BIGGINS
Affirmation of Truth and Denial of Error
ALBERT M. CHENEY
The Undivided Garment
MARJORIE N. BUFFUM
Insistence on Harmony
MARGARET DOUGLAS MIXER
Our Church, the Storehouse
AGNES B. BABCOCK
CHARLES V. WINN with contributions from Joseph Parker
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Robert Ramsey, Committee on Publication for Lanarkshire, Scotland,
Kindly allow me space in your esteemed paper for a...
Mrs. Emma Ljunglöf, Committee on Publication for Sweden,
Your view, expressed in a recent Spokesman, that Christian Science...
Edgar McLeod, Committee on Publication for Northern California,
To make clear to your readers that the play, "For You and Me,"...
J. Latimer Davis, Committee on Publication for the State of Iowa,
As reported in your recent issue, a clergyman compared...
Hugh Stuart Campbell, Committee on Publication for the State of Illinois,
A Song of Hope
MAUDE CLARK HOUGH
- Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication for the Year Ended September 30, 1925
Albert F. Gilmore
"Hold fast that which is good"
True Contentment and True Discontent
Ella W. Hoag
with contributions from Cullen C. Evans, Ellen Georgina Nangle, Martha Hardy Trimble, J. Peter Kuber
I am so thankful the opportunity is given through the...
Emory F. Cockreham
It is a real privilege to be able to express our gratitude...
For many years previous to 1917, I suffered untold agony...
Rose G. Eisenberg
Since taking up the study of Christian Science more than...
Ethel M. Madge
I wish to tell of the good received in more than five years'...
Lois J. Merritt
On Friday evening before the Canadian Thanksgiving Day...
Amey M. Connor
I came to Christian Science at a time when, according to...
Jennie C. Garaghty
Signs of the Times
with contributions from R. Baden-Powell, James Douglas, Nellie Mann Opdale