When, in 1893, I turned to the teachings of Christian Science...

When, in 1893, I turned to the teachings of Christian Science for healing, I was a martyr to chronic neuralgia in the head and face, to such an extent that my face was gradually becoming twisted. From my first visit to a Christian Science practitioner the logic, common sense, and utter lack of emotionalism of Christian Science appealed to me, and I knew I had found the religion I had been seeking. The healing of this specific disease took several years, the fear of suffering being so extreme that only gradually, as I grew in understanding, was fear eliminated and complete healing experienced. For this slow healing I have been truly thankful, as it caused me to study earnestly and unremittingly to learn the truth of God's creation as revealed in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. At one time an abscess formed at the root of one of my teeth. I called a practitioner over the telephone, and while speaking to her the abscess went away: it did not break, but disappeared.

In the winter of 1919, I had an experience that proved conclusively there is neither space nor time to God's law; that Truth is ever present, ever operative, and ever available. I was busily reading one Sunday afternoon in Oregon when a sense of danger oppressed me. My thought turned immediately to my husband, in Oakland, California. I earnestly declared God's presence and protection. In about a minute I felt a sense of relief, and knew the condition had been met. I noticed the hour, and wrote asking my husband whether he had been in any danger at that time. His answer was that at that time, just as he descended from a street car, an automobile, recklessly driven, came around the end of the car. On jumping to avoid being run over, he landed in front of an onrushing street car, which stopped so close to him that it brushed his coat. The motorman and the people who saw the occurrence were amazed that my husband was quite calm and unhurt. He said he at no time felt any fear; nor was he conscious of bodily movement—he just seemed to float from one position to the other. He realized that God's protection alone had saved him from a severe accident.

During many years' experience I have learned to rejoice in tribulation, as Paul tells us to do, knowing that each overcoming is a step upward, bringing a clearer vision, a better sense of the all-pervading nature of God's love and protection.

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Testimony of Healing
When Christian Science was first presented to me I was...
February 26, 1927

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