From infancy the thought had been held over me, by parents...

From infancy the thought had been held over me, by parents and family friends, that I was the victim of inherited sick headaches. As I grew older the trouble grew more pronounced, and I resorted to medicine, osteopathy, electrical treatments, and other systems, with sometimes temporary relief, but quite frequently not any. Finally I retired from my profession of school teaching and went to California. Friends had assured me that through rest and an equable climate I would recover. My hopes were doomed to disappointment. I became much worse after a short time, and the physician whom I consulted regretfully told me he could do nothing to relieve me except to give me an opiate. I would not consent to this, as I had a horror of becoming addicted to a drug.

About this time I changed my residence from a coast town to one surrounded by mountains, where I rented a house from a lady who was and is a Christian Scientist. Seeing my great need of help, she suggested Christian Science. At first I told her I had no faith in it and was not interested. However, she persisted quietly in bringing it to my attention. One day she came in when I was suffering intensely. Again she said, "Why will you not try Christian Science?" My answer was, "If you know of anything that you think will help me, get it and I'll pay the bill." She walked directly to the telephone and called a practitioner. In a few minutes I was asleep, and I knew no more until the next morning, when I awoke free from pain and well.

The relief was instantaneous, but the error was not completely conquered; that took several years of faithful work on my part, with the help of consecrated practitioners. It was not until I had class instruction that I understood clearly the truth that had made me free.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Testimony of Healing
In gratitude for the many blessings and healings I have...
September 3, 1927

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.